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Windows 7: How to clean up drop-down menus of obsolete printers

02 Jul 2011   #1
Unseen

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How to clean up drop-down menus of obsolete printers

I have a home network with two printers attached to the main computer. I got tired of seeing bogus listings in the drop down menu, either leftover from when the printers belonged to a different computer in the network or even listings of printers that were long gone.

I opened up Control Panel and cleaned things up there so that only the actual still-existing computers are still there, and yet they continue to show up in drop down menus on other computers in my network.

Grrr...

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02 Jul 2011   #2
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Unseen View Post
I have a home network with two printers attached to the main computer. I got tired of seeing bogus listings in the drop down menu, either leftover from when the printers belonged to a different computer in the network or even listings of printers that were long gone.

I opened up Control Panel and cleaned things up there so that only the actual still-existing computers are still there, and yet they continue to show up in drop down menus on other computers in my network.
The "shared" printers hosted by the main computer were at one time "connected to" using the ADD PRINTER dialog on your other network computers. So they now still exist as a theoretically still available printer on those network computers (even though you know that's not true any longer), just as they at one time existed for real as local/shared printers on your main computer to which they were attached but which you've now removed.

Just delete them from each of the other network computers. If they are Win7 machines, Start -> Devices and printers, then right-click on these no-longer-wanted network printers and select "remove device". They should then disappear from that computer. If the machines are WinXP, there is a similar sequence there (though I can't recall it right now). Maybe "delete printer", or "uninstall", or something like that.
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