What are the various ways to uninstall printer?
A printer driver converts the data to be printed to the form specific to a printer. The user has to uninstall his printer if the printer is not working. If the printer driver is not installed properly, then it may affect the functioning of printer. That is, if any of the files related to installation of printer is missed, than a user may not be able to access printer. It is very easy to uninstall printer. There are certain things to be kept in mind before uninstalling printer. You should have an administrator right before uninstalling local printer. You should save the Label Information file before upgrading your printer driver to new versions.
Following are important points related to uninstalling of printer:
- How to uninstall
The role of printer drivers is to allow applications to do printing without being aware of the technical details of each printer model. You have to uninstall printer driver, if your printer is not functioning properly. If the printer drivers are not installed properly or any of the installation files is missing, a printer may not work. Sometimes, the driver may get corrupted due to the attack of viruses. In such cases, it is important to reinstall the printer.
Before uninstalling printer, you have to keep certain things in mind. If a user wants to uninstall a local printer driver, he/she should possess administrator right. This is not required if you are using network printer. It is advisable to save the Label Information file while updating the drivers. By selecting and deleting the driver of printer will not completely uninstall the printer. You can follow this tip. Open 'Printer' folder and choose the 'server property'. Click on 'Drivers' tab. Select and right click to remove. Click on Yes to confirm the removal. You can get the software for printer driver from trusted websites. Once you find the printer driver compatible with your PC, download and install it. Also, carefully follow the instructions of the installation process.
You can uninstall the printer manually. Click on start menu and go to control panel. Select the printer you want to uninstall. You will receive a message: “Do you want to delete or repair or cancel the printer”. If you are facing only printer problems, click repair. Otherwise choose uninstall option. The uninstallation process usually takes 15 minutes to complete.
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