Remove printer drivers from PC operating on Windows® XP®
What is the need of removing printer drivers from PC operating on Windows XP?
Windows XP is one of the best operating systems in the world. Windows XP can be also installed with countless applications to improve the functionalities of the OS. Like all other operating systems, even Windows XP requires drivers. Drivers are the translators between the Operating System and the hardware. Drivers make the hardware understand what functions to invoke and when. All devices such as printers, scanners, gamepads etc need device drivers. Printer drivers can be easily installed and removed from Windows XP. Printer drivers in Windows XP can be easily removed using the Device Manager of the system. Windows XP users can also make use of the Printers and Fax option in the Control panel of the system to remove the installed drivers. Windows XP users can also make use of software such as Driver Genius to uninstall the installed printer drivers from the system. Such software would also permit users to create backup of all drivers so that they can be reinstalled if required.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding need to remove printer drivers from computer with Windows XP:
- Malware infections
- Driver clashes
- Driver corruption
Malware are known to infect drivers installed on a system. Once a malware infects a driver, the essential working characteristics of the drivers are modified by the malware to cause many harmful effects such as blue screen errors and driver clashes. If the printer driver installed on your Windows XP machine got infected with a bad malware that cannot be removed in anyway (including antivirus programs), the driver would have to be removed or uninstalled.
Clashes between drivers installed on your Windows XP computer can bring about many problems such as blue screen errors and multiple malfunctions of hardware components. If the printer driver installed on Windows XP is clashing with some other important drivers on the system, then the driver would have to be uninstalled and removed to resolve the issues.
Drivers installed on a system can get corrupted in many ways such user modifying some registry entries related to the drivers or changing some of the system files associated with the drivers. If the printer drivers installed on your system got corrupted in anyway, they would have to be uninstalled as corrupted drivers cannot be updated or modified to get the printer working.
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