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Windows 7: Printer drivers removal

08 Apr 2011   #11
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Hi TVeblem
it was option 1 that worked for me.

Option 1:
Go to Devices & Printers > Highlight any printer > Click on "Print Server Properties" in the top bar > go to the Drivers Tab

I did this and all the faulty drivers were deleted,

I then followed your advice Go to Devices & Printers > Add a Printer > Choose Local Printer > (assuming a USB Connection) choose Use an Existing Port > Choose USB001 from the drop down box (or next available USB port) > and you will arrive at Install The Printer Driver.
Then i went to windows update and got the latest drivers and it works great.


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08 Apr 2011   #12
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Good to know what actually works! Thanks for the update.
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14 Aug 2011   #13
ariel5345

7 professional
 
 

Hi, I am getting and error that a printer driver failed. The printer is on the home network and my dad uses it hard wired. I don't want or need this printer on my system. I removed it from devices and printers but it comes back after reboot. I tried Option 1:
Go to Devices & Printers > Highlight any printer > Click on "Print Server Properties" in the top bar > go to the Drivers Tab but it says I cannot remove drivers because my dads system is using it. This was to repair windows from updating the brother printer driver.
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• Go to Start–>Search type in gpedit.msc
• Click the file to open the Local Group Policy Editor
• You want to go here: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->System->Device Installation. Click on the subfolder Device Installation on the left and on the right side you will see the possible restrictions.
• Right Click on Prevent Installation of Devices not described by other policy settings and edit this option, set it on ENABLED.
Reboot Windows and enjoy its inability to pollute your system with its standard driver, open gpedit.msc again and revert the change so you will be able to install your driver.


Pasted from <http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-windows-vista/>

I used prevent device installation for the following Id's option and input the ID of the printer and it still is trying to install driver.

Does anyone have an another way?
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14 Aug 2011   #14
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

05-02-1609
I'm having trouble calibrating my telescope. It might be the lenses. Can you guys help?
Galileo

08-14-2011
Hey Galileo. I'm having the same problem. Did you ever figure it out?
Are you still watching this thread?
TV

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But seriously folks....

If no one else in your house is using your dad's printer then you could have him turn off sharing the printer on the network.

I believe that Windows is detecting the shared printer on the network and says "hey, I have a driver for that device" and installs it.
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14 Aug 2011   #15
ariel5345

7 professional
 
 

Well I'm sure the dumb one! Thanks I didn't know you could do that.
Btw my name is Ariel not Galileo. Stick to computers... seriously if you don't know how to calibrate a telescope then let Nasa worry about the heavens.
Try to remember.... not everyone knows everything about computers. I'm just learning. Maybe in a couple of Eons I can be like you. Wouldn't that be fantastic!
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15 Aug 2011   #16
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hey Ariel.
It is generally considered poor form to post a new issue on the end of an old thread. It is much better to start a new thread so that everyone on the forum will be able to see it.

Glad you got the issue sorted out.
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