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Windows 7: Printers won't go away~!!

24 Mar 2012   #1

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Printers won't go away~!!

I have printers that are like the zombies from a resident evil movie. I need to find out how to do a head shot.

SKIP this paragraph is you are not into the tale of drunkenness and cruelty.
While trying to install an older legacy printer I triued out a bunch od driver types.
You know how HP is they produce a line with a prinary designation like LASERJET 5 and then produce a whole sles of other printers like PC PCL M N and a whole alphabet soup of names while also failing to put those additional designations on the printer - anywhere front back rear factory label you name it ain't there, and HP doesn't even have away to associate the serial number with the type of printer. It's nutz.

So anyway~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I have all these ghost printers installed with no physical printer and it bugs me. It feels untidy

When I go to Control Panel - - Hardware and Sound - - Devices and Printers and then use the Remove Device option from the right click drop down menu the printer icon disappears ONLY to return later.

Later as in if I close the control panel and then reopen it they are back

Here is Control Panel After I deleted them
Printers won't go away~!!-controlpanel-01.png

Here it is AFTER I deleted them and Re opened Control Panel and They're BAAAACCCKKK
Printers won't go away~!!-controlpanel-02.png

Any one got a clue what I'm doing wrong??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Is there anything in the print queue for them?
If not, try stopping the print spooler in Services, then delete them, then restart spooler.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2012   #3

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Nope noting in the print queue
I can't find any reference to a spooler or services.
What are you referring to? How might I find these things?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Type Services into the start search box.
Press enter.
Scroll down to Print Spooler
Select Stop
Delete the Printers again.
Then select Start for the Print Spooler.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2012   #5

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Mili grazi
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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