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04 Apr 08 14:53
MPY
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how to uninstall printer driver from Vista

Hi, I am testing my printer driver on Windows Vista system. My user account is in the administrator group. I could not use Device manager to do anything interms of printer. When I used pnputil to uninstall my printer driver from Vista, the access was denied. What should I do to comletely uninstall the driver so that I can do a brand new installation to test my up-to-date driver. Thanks!
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04 Apr 08 15:01
David J. Craig
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Re: how to uninstall printer driver from Vista

Reinstall the OS via a Ghost image. The only way to do a 'brand new installation' is to do a 'brand new installation' which means it has NEVER been installed on that machine since the OS was installed. <xxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:104362@ntdev... > Hi, > > I am testing my printer driver on Windows Vista system. > My user account is in the administrator group. I could not use Device > manager to do anything interms of printer. When I used pnputil to > uninstall my printer driver from Vista, the access was denied. > > What should I do to comletely uninstall the driver so that I can do a > brand new installation to test my up-to-date driver. > <...excess quoted lines suppressed...>
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04 Apr 08 15:04
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RE: how to uninstall printer driver from Vista

Go to the printers folder (control panel/printers), and select the printer to delete. Press the delete button, and click yes. While still in the printers folder, pick File/Server properties. Select the drivers tab. Select the driver to delete. Click the remove button. Click "Remove driver and package". Click OK. Click Yes. Click Delete. If there were no problems, click OK. Click Close. Easy, huh? Only about 5 times as many steps as in XP. And that is WITHOUT all the "Are You Sure?" prompts of UAC. ScottR > -----Original Message----- > From: xxxxx@lists.osr.com > [mailto:xxxxx@lists.osr.com] On Behalf Of > xxxxx@hotmail.com > Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 2:57 PM > To: Windows System Software Devs Interest List > Subject: [ntdev] how to uninstall printer driver from Vista > > > Hi, <...excess quoted lines suppressed...>
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04 Apr 08 15:30
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RE: how to uninstall printer driver from Vista

Thank you for the quick reply. I just tried it. When I selected the driver in the server property, remove button is grayed out. Is this a privilege problem?
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04 Apr 08 15:47
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RE: how to uninstall printer driver from Vista

You may have to do File/Run as admin.../Server properties. If that doesn't solve the problem, get Ghost. G*d, I love vista. ScottR > -----Original Message----- > From: xxxxx@lists.osr.com > [mailto:xxxxx@lists.osr.com] On Behalf Of > xxxxx@hotmail.com > Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 3:35 PM > To: Windows System Software Devs Interest List > Subject: RE:[ntdev] how to uninstall printer driver from Vista > > > Thank you for the quick reply. I just tried it. When I <...excess quoted lines suppressed...>
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04 Apr 08 16:51
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RE: how to uninstall printer driver from Vista

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