Uninstall a Printer

There are several reasons for wanting to uninstall a printer, i.e. delete it from your computer, whether local or remote: to reinstall then because there seems to be a malfunction or anything simply because you have more of the corresponding device, for example. Regarding print drivers, the removal may be necessary when accumulate useless versions.

Here’s how to uninstall a printer.

Good to know: remove a printer does not remove so the driver associated. If you use the uninstall software associated with your printer, two operations are usually performed in concert. If you manually delete the printer, the driver will have to be deleted manually.

Case 1: uninstall a printer under Windows

Uninstall your printer through software

  • Commencez by turn off your printer and unplug it from the USB port on your computer.

Software ·certains companions of printers have their uninstall program: click Start > all programs > [printer name] > uninstall of the printer driver.

  • Lancez uninstall by clicking on ‘run’. When the confirmation message appears, click ‘yes’.
  • a times all the files deleted, click on “Finish”. This removes usually also associated with the driver.

Remove your printer manually

If you do not uninstall program:

  • Cliquez on the Windows “start” menu and enter “Printer” and click on “Printers and scanners” to access the menu of the printers management.
  • in now the pressed Alt key, click on the printer to remove. Click the button ‘Remove device’ click ‘Yes’ to confirm.

Good to know: this operation does not remove the associated driver. You must do it manually if you wish.

Delete unused printer drivers under Windows

  • Pour manually remove a printer driver, go to the Windows Device Manager (enter ‘Device’ in the menu ‘Start’ for quick access).
  • in the “Printers” section, locate your device and then click with the right button his name, and then click “Uninstall”.
  • reiterez the operation for all the drivers that you want to remove.

Case 2: remove a printer Mac

Use the software associated with your printer to uninstall it

In Windows, you can use the printing software associated with your printer to remove the printer, the related software, as well as the driver:

  • Cliquez the Finder icon and then, in the menu bar, on “Access” and “Applications”.
  • Ouvrez the folder corresponding to your brand and model of printer. If the uninstall program is located in the folder, double-click to run it, and then follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  • Ensuite, click on the folder with the name of the brand of your printer and then drag it to the trash icon in the Dock.

Remove your printer manually

To manually remove a printer in Mac OS:

  • Cliquez on Apple C System Preferences > printers and scanners.
  • selectionnez the printer in the list, then click on the button «-»

Manually delete a printer Mac driver

To clear a driver become useless:

  • Cliquez on Applications > utilities, and then double-click the icon “printer setup”.
  • in box dialog ‘List printers’, select the drivers to erase and then click ‘clear’.
  • Ouvrez then library > Printers and locate your brand, and your printer model.
  • Cliquez once on the back of your printer then go to file > move to trash.
  • redemarrez your computer.

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