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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Removing a Printer

You might want to remove a printer setup for several reasons:

  • The physical printer has been removed from service.

  • You don't want to use a particular network printer anymore.

  • You have several definitions of a physical printer using different default settings, and you want to remove one of them.

  • You have a nonfunctioning or improperly functioning printer setup and want to remove it and start over by running the Add Printer Wizard.

In any of these cases, the approach is the same:

1.
Be sure you are logged on with Computer Administrator privileges.
2.
Open the Printers and Faxes folder.
3.
Be sure nothing is in the printer's queue. You have to clear the queue for the printer before deleting it. If you don't, Windows will attempt to ...

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