Reasons for Printer Connection Can’t be Removed
What are the reasons due to which printer connection cannot be removed from Windows?
Printer is a device which could be used to obtain hard copy of documents and pictures. The Printer is primarily used as local peripherals. It is attached by a printer cable or a USB cable to a computer which serves as a document source. Printers having a built-in network interfaces are usually referred as network printers, typically wireless or Ethernet based, and can serve as a hard copy device for any user connected to the network. Printers are designed to support both the local and the network connected users at the same time. Presence of printer software, printer on standby and connected printer cable are some of the reasons due to which printer connection cannot be removed from Windows.
The following are some of the reasons due to which printer connection cannot be removed from Windows:
- Presence of Printer Software
- Remove printer software completely
- Switch OFF Printer
Presence of Printer Software
If you don’t want a printer to be installed in the computer or you wish to remove the printer, then you need to remove the printer from the computer. For the proper functioning of the printer, the appropriate printer software needs to be installed in the computer. Make sure that the printer software is uninstalled otherwise it might cause difficulty in removing printer connection. It is very essential to uninstall the printer driver for complete removal of printer.
Remove printer software completely
If the printer could not be removed with normal uninstall process then you might need to edit the registry. The registry is very sensitive and most important file in Windows. Please take a backup of registry before performing the Operation. The printer software could be uninstalled from the registry using softwares like ‘perfect uninstaller’. You might need to remove all entries of the respective software from the registry.
You might need to switch off printer when it is needed. When the printer is on stand by, then the Windows will show the printer icon. If the printer is connected via printer cable, then unplug the printer cable from the socket. If the printer is connected via Ethernet cable, then unplug the cable from the socket. If the printer is on standby mode, then you might not be able to remove the printer. Make sure that you switch OFF printer and remove the connections after that.
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