How to remove a Printer from Windows 10

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edited June 2021 in Software

If you have gotten a new printer for your PC, and still see the option for your old, unused printer, this process explains how to remove a printer in windows 10, which will remove the option of it being available to print to. This process can also be done to assist with the reinstall of a printer driver as well.

Here is how to do this:

  1. Type Control Panel in the search box, then click it.

2. Click Devices and Printers.

This may show categories, in that case click View devices and printers

3. Right Click the printer to be removed, then click Remove device

4. A confirmation window will appear. Make sure this is the correct printer to remove, then click on Yes to remove it.

5. Click Print server properties at the top of the Devices and Printers window.

6. Click Drivers at the top of the pop-up window, then click on Change Driver Settings.

7. Select the driver of the printer to remove, then Click Remove

8. On the pop-up window, select Remove driver and driver package, then Click OK

9. Another confirmation window will appear, click Yes to confirm removal.

10. Another pop-up will appear for remove driver package, once it loads up the information, click Delete.


11. Click OK once removal is successful, and then it is completely removed from the PC. If prompted, restart your PC to complete.

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