Deleting Printer Port
Read to know how to delete a printer port from your Windows XP based PC, issues and solutions.
Printer ports are interfaces that are used to connect printers with a computer system. The printer port in modern day computer is mostly a USB port which attaches the printer with the computer, even though several other devices can be attached through the same. Windows XP is a high performance Operating System that is capable of supporting a large number of peripheral devices like printers, scanners, fax machines, modems etc. Windows XP users can delete the printer ports in the system by using the options in the Printers folder in the system 'Control panel'. Users should navigate their way to the Printers folder and then select the server sub menu from the printers menu and the printer ports in the system will be displayed in the Ports tab of the server sub menu. Then the users can delete the desired ports by selecting the 'Delete' option from the listed ones.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users in successfully deleting printer ports from your Windows XP based PC.
- Uncheck selected ports
- Stop related services
- Delete ports
Uncheck selected ports
Users are not allowed to delete the printer ports that are in use with other devices in the Windows XP Operating System. So all users having issues with deleting the printer ports are advised to, first, verify the current usage status of the ports that are to be deleted and second, uncheck them from the used ports list before trying to delete the ports from the Windows XP Operating System.
Stop related services
Users who are experiencing errors or issues while trying to delete the printer ports from Windows XP are advised to stop the related services running in the system. The users can suspend or stop the printer related services like the printer spooler by either using net commands in the Windows command prompt or by manually suspending or stopping the services by entering the Windows XP Services menu.
After stopping the services and making the ports unused by the Operating System, the users can delete them without any issues by following the normal procedure. The users can delete the desired ports by entering the ports menu via the printer properties menu in the Windows XP 'Control panel'. The Ports tab which enables the users to delete listed ports can be found in the server properties menu which is a submenu of the printer properties menu.
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