Uninstall Printer Driver Windows® XP
How to uninstall printer driver from Windows XP?
If you are considering uninstalling the printer driver that is installed on your system, you are required to have administrative rights. While you are trying to upgrade the driver’s version, you need to save the registered Label Information File before you are uninstalling the printer drivers.
To get an idea about uninstalling printer drivers from Windows XP system read the following:
- Printer drivers
- Provide tips to uninstall printer drivers from Windows XP system
- Points to keep in mind before performing the uninstall
In case, your printer refuses to work or becomes error-prone, the perfect course of action is update and reload the drivers. On the other hand, it is a little difficult to make changes while you are using Windows operating system, while replacing the drivers. If you uninstall printer drivers, and then when you plug it, Windows will load the drivers from the same location. To overcome this, the best approach is to delete the driver files permanently, reload them, and install fresh drivers.
Provide tips to uninstall printer drivers from Windows XP system
Following are some of the tips to uninstall printer drivers from Windows XP system. First of all disconnect or unplug the printer from the system. Most of the printers have USB option, so it is easy to disconnect by unplugging the USB cable. You can delete the printer from the Printers & Faxes option in the `Control Panel’. You can easily do it by right clicking on the particular printer icon, and then click delete. If there are any ongoing printer jobs, that will be stuck; therefore, it is necessary to let that complete and then remove the printer drivers. You can also access then printer by opening the `File’ menu of Printers folder, select the `Server Properties’, and click `Driver Tab’; your printer will be listed, select it and then press the `Remove’ button. This will be helpful in deleting the printer drivers officially from the Windows record. This action will prompt you for a driver, when next time you go to plug in the printer.
Points to keep in mind before performing the uninstall
While you are looking through the `Add or Remove Programs’ so that you can uninstall the drivers, do not delete all of your programs, except for those you are certain that you do not want to use them, otherwise you will also be deleting some of the important data and application.
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