Uninstalling Printer Driver in Windows® 7
Get to know more about the need to uninstall printer driver from windows 7
A printer is a device that helps in producing a text or graphics of documents stored in electronic form, usually on a physical print media such as paper or transparencies. The printer is primarily used as local peripherals and is attached by a printer cable or a USB cable to a computer which serves as a document source. You can make use of the printer in your Windows 7 based computer to give print tasks. In order to ensure the proper functioning of the printer installed in your computer, you will need to install necessary printer drivers. At times, you may need to remove the printer driver installed in your computer, due to certain reasons.
Following is the need to uninstall printer drivers from windows 7:
- Need to Uninstall Printer Driver
- Issues That Can Occur
- Tips to Uninstall
Need to Uninstall Printer Driver
You may need to uninstall the printer driver from your Windows 7 based computer if you are having issues with your currently installed printer driver. If you find it incompatible with your Windows 7 operating system, you may need to uninstall it. If you are installing a printer which is much advanced than the previous printer installed, you may need to uninstall the previous printer driver.
Issues That Can Occur
You may be unable to delete the printer driver in your Windows 7 based computer if the printer is currently in use; you may get an error message telling you that the device currently in use is unable to continue the installation. Your Windows installer may show the same error if your computer is affected by malware issues.
The uninstallation of the printer driver in your Windows 7 is simple. For this you can go to the start menu and start typing MMC and hit 'Enter'; this will open up the Microsoft Management Console; then you need to go up to the file menu and select 'Add/Remove' Snap-in, and select the Print Management snap-in and then hit on the 'Add', select the 'Add the Local Server' and hit 'Finish', and then hit 'Ok', scroll down to your computer name, select the drivers tree and then right click on the printer driver you want to remove and select 'Remove Driver Package'.
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