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Windows 7: Delete Blocked Printer

30 Apr 2010   #1
shrromkin

windows 7
 
 
Delete Blocked Printer

One of my friends thought it would be funny to block the printer from all users. Is there any way that i can uninstall it? I have tried through the device manager, it doesnt work


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30 Apr 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Do you mean you get "Access denied" message when you try to uninstall in the device manager?

Open the printers folder, right click on the printer, select Run as administrator, delete. You may be asked to enter your credentials.

Also, is this a local printer or a networked one?
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30 Apr 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You may also try a system restore, to get to a point before the troubles.
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30 Apr 2010   #4
shrromkin

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Do you mean you get "Access denied" message when you try to uninstall in the device manager?

Open the printers folder, right click on the printer, select Run as administrator, delete. You may be asked to enter your credentials.

Also, is this a local printer or a networked one?
yes it is a local printer and yes the "Access denied" message is popping up, the run as administrator selection is not available either.
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30 Apr 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Without the Run as administrator menu selection, you can try the following:

Click on Start button-All Programs-Accessories-Command Prompt, Right Click on Run as Administrator

Open Task Manager and terminate the explorer.exe process

From the elevated command prompt type explorer.exe (this is now the explorer running in elevated)

Open the printers folder and delete the printer.
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