Manual Deletion of Printer Drivers
Do you want to know why printer driver is to be deleted? Read to know about the manual deletion of printer drivers.
A driver is a computer program that allows the higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device. Driver typically communicates with the hardware device through the computer bus or communications subsystem to which the hardware connects. As a calling program invokes a routine in the driver, the driver issues commands to the device. Once the device sends the data back to the driver, the driver may invoke routine in the original calling program. The drivers are basically hardware dependent and operating system specific. They normally provide the interrupt handling required for any necessary asynchronous time-dependent hardware interface. In order to ensure the proper functioning of the printer you have installed in your computer, you need to install necessary printer drivers.
Below discussed are the needs as well as tips to delete the printer driver manually:
- Driver file incompatible
- Driver file corruption
- Tips to delete driver files
Driver file incompatible
After the installation of the printer driver files in your computer, you may need to uninstall it if you have compatibility problems. You may face compatibility issues with your installed operating system version in your computer. It will make you unable to make use of the driver. You may also need to delete the driver, if you have installed with a printer driver which is incompatible with your printer make or model.
Driver file corruption
You need to delete the printer driver file manually from your computer, if your computer is critically affected by some malware and if the printer driver that you have installed in your computer got corrupted. This will result in the improper or dysfunction of the installed printer hardware in your computer. Before installing the driver again, make sure that you fix all the malware issues in your computer.
Tips to delete driver files
The deletion of printer drivers in your system is very easy and you can do it on your own. You can click the 'Start' button, then click on the 'Printers and faxes' icon on the 'Start' menu. This will open the Printers and Faxes window, check the right-side panel of the Printers and Faxes window. If the printer whose driver you want to delete is shown, right click it and select 'Delete' in the context menu. Now you need to delete the printer before you delete its driver.
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