Sometime, after uninstalling or deleting a printer in Windows, the driver for it is not fully uninstalled. So, you should know how to remove the driver files manually.

To prepare for removing driver files:

  • Check in Programs and Features.
  • Uninstall any program that associates to the printer driver you want to remove.
  • Select Devices and Printers.
  • Click printer driver .
  • Select “Remove device”.

It might possible that while attempting to remove the driver files may result in an “access denied” or “printer in use” error.

To completely remove printer driver files from your system, follow below mention steps to remove printer drivers in windows:

Remove Printer Driver in window 10

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Click on Control Panel in window screen and then select Hardware and Sound.
  3. Then select Devices and Printers.
  4. Choose your printer model and right-click on the icon and then click Remove device.
  5. If a User Account Control message appears, type in the password, and then click Yes.
  6. Select [Fax] or [Microsoft XPS Document Writer] in the Devices and Printers window, and then click server properties, which appeared in the menu bar.
  7. Click on drivers tab.
  8. If a User Account Control message appears, type in the password, and then click Yes.
  9. Select the printer driver you want to uninstall and then click Remove button.
  10. Select “Remove driver and driver package”, and click OK.
  11. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  12. Close the Print Server Properties window. The printer driver has been uninstalled.

Note: Removing the driver suite will clear all driver installation files for that device, leaving no reference to the printer that Windows could possibly use to auto-reinstall again. Moreover, not all printers are well-suited with all versions of Windows operating systems. To find out which operating systems are compatible with your printer, contact driver support team.

You can normally remove printer drivers with the steps described above but if you still need any help then contact the printer drivers support team for further assistance.


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