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Let’s talk about removing a printer driver, the basics.
You may have several reasons to remove a printer driver.
After uninstalling a printer on your Windows device, the driver itself often remains. Sometimes you can still see it in your device manager as a faulty installed driver. It is also possible that your printer is not working, and you want to install the driver completely, or your printer simply gives error messages and you want to reinstall them.
Most problems are resolved if you completely remove the printer driver and then reinstall the printer itself.
The tutorial contains screenshots.
Let’s start with the tutorial “delete a printer driver”.
Go to start and type in printmanagement.msc.
Open the application.
Go to Print Servers, and open the tab with your computername, now as last open the drivers tab.
Here you can select the faulty driver you want to remove.
Right click the driver and select Remove Driver Package…
Please note that the printer driver is completely removed. If the printer does not install the printer driver by itself after plugging in, you will need to get it from the vendor’s website.
You’ve successfully uninstalled the printer driver.
If you get an error message that the printer driver is currently being used by an application, you can turn off the printer or try to restart the PC. If this still does not work, you can start the PC in safe boot and try again.
The post originally dated from April 1, 2015. I have reviewed the post and thought that it could be worked out better, which is why the post has been refurbished on 28-6-2018. The content is updated for Windows 10.
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