Delete printer on Windows® 7
How can a printer be deleted on Windows 7?
Printers on a Windows 7 system is a device that prints text on paper. The printers have become the standard tool used for creating reports, reproducing photos, and for faxing messages. Usually the printing process starts on your Windows 7 system when you instruct the word processor to print a document. The application would send the document to the printer, the printer tries to read the file, and finally produce it on the paper. So as to enable this process, your Windows 7 system must have a printer driver. It allows the operating system to manipulate printing functions. Image quality problems, printer installation problems, connection problems, outdated drivers are some of the issues that occur with printers on a Windows 7 system.
Some of the common printer problems and ways to delete the printer on a Windows 7 system are:
- Outdated drivers
- Compatibility issues
- Steps to delete printer
The drivers are the software programs that favor the functioning of the printer device on your Windows 7 system. The presence of outdated drivers on Windows 7 system may hamper the system performance. Thus you would have to install drivers properly and ensure that they are frequently updated.
Sometimes, the drivers which you have installed on your Windows 7 system may not be compatible with the operating system. Thus when installing the drivers for the printer on a Windows 7 system, you need to take compatibility issues into consideration. You can make use of the manufacturer's website and install the appropriate drivers for your printers.
You would not be able to remove the printer if you have items pending in the print queue. If the items remain in print queue, then Windows 7 would wait till the printing process is complete. If you have the permission to manage the documents, then you can cancel all the print jobs and remove the printer. For that go to 'Control Panel' located on the 'Start' menu and choose the 'Printers and Other Hardware' option. After that right click on the printer you want to remove and click on 'Delete'.
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