Different ways to Delete/ Remove/ Uninstall a Printer in Windows 10

You might have installed a lot of Printers or Printer Drivers over the time. You might want to remove them from your system because:


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  • They are not working
  • They are no longer needed
  • They are just the Duplicate Printer Drivers

In any case, if you want to remove a Printer from the system read through this article. In this article , let us discuss about the different ways to Remove or Delete or Uninstall the Printers from the system

Method 1: From Settings

Step 1: Hold the keys ,Windows+r at the same time and open the Run window.

Step 2: Enter ms-settings:printers and press OK

 

 

Settings Printer Run Command

 

 

Step 3: In the appearing window, at the right-hand side, we see the list of printers installed in the system.

 

 

Settings Window

 

 

Step 4: In order to delete the printer

  1. Click on the printer you want to delete
  2. Press Remove device

 

 

 

Remove From Settings

 

 

Step 5: A confirmation Dialog appears , Click on Yes.

 

 

Remove From Setting Dialogs

 

 

Now, you can see that the selected printer is removed from the system.

Method 2 : From Control Panel

Step 1: Hold the keys Windows+r together, this opens the Run window.

Step 2: Type control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters and click on OK

 

 


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Control Panel Printers

 

 

Step 3: In the Devices and Printers window, under the Printers section, you can see all the Printers listed. If you are not able to see the printers, expand the Printers section by pressing the arrow just before Printers heading.

 

 

Control Panel Window

 

 

Way 1 : From the Top Menu

1. Click on the device you want to delete.

2. In the top menu Click on Remove device

 

 

From Control Panel

 

 

3. A dialog pops up asking for confirmation, Press Yes

 

 

Remove From Control Panel Dialog

 

 

Way 2 : From the Context Menu

1. Right-click on the device you want to delete.

2. Choose Remove device from the Context Menu

 

 

Remove From Control Panel Way 2

 

 

3. In the Remove device pop up that appears, Click on Yes

 

 

Remove From Control Panel Dialog

 

 

That’s all and the selected printer will be removed from your computer.

Method 3: From Command Prompt

Step 1: Press the keys Windows+r together to open the Run window.

Step 2: Type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter together. This opens Elevated Command Prompt(Command Prompt with Admin rights)

 

Cmd

 

Step 3: In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command and hit Enter:

printui.exe /s /t2

Step 4: Now, select your printer which you want to remove and

Remove Printer Min

Step 5: Now, select any option and click OK to remove it

Remove Printer Driver Min

Method 4: From PowerShell

Step 1: Press the keys Windows+r at the same time to open the Run window.

Step 2: Type powershell and hold the keys Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open the Powershell with elevated status

 

 

Powershell

 

Step 3: In the power shell window, To List the names of the printer, run the below command

Get-Printer | Format-List Name

 

 

List Of Orinters In Ps

 

 

Step 4: Now, to remove or delete the printer enter the following command and hit Enter

Remove-Printer -Name "<Name of the Printer>"

 

From the above list , lets say we wat to delete “Brother HL-1110 series” printer we should tweak the command as follows:

Remove-Printer -Name "<Brother HL-1110 series>"

 

Remove Printers In Ps

 

That’s All and the printer is removed.

Method 5 : From Printers folders

Step 1: Open the Run window with the shortcut Windows+r

Step 2: In the window, write explorer shell:PrintersFolder and press OK

 

 

Explorer Printers Run

 

 

Step 3: The Printers Folder opens and we can see all the Printers listed as shown below

 

 

From Printers Folder

 

 

Way 1 : From Top Menu

1. Click on the device you want to delete.

2. In the top menu Click on Delete this printer

 

 

Remove Printers In Printers Folder

 

 

3. In the Printers window confirmation dialog that appears, Click on Yes

 

 

Printers Confirmation Dialog

 

 

Way 2 : From Context Menu

1. Right-click on the device you want to delete.

2. Choose Delete from the Context Menu

 

 

Printers Remove Printer Way 2

 

 


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3. In the Printers dialog that appears, Click on Yes

 

Printers Confirmation Dialog

 

 

Now, the selected printer will be deleted.

Method 6: From Device Manager

Step 1: Open the Run window by holding Windows+r keys together.

Step 2: In the run window, type explorer shell:PrintersFolder and press OK

 

 

Devmgmt In Run

 

 

Step 3: In the window that appears, expand Print queues section by clicking on the arrow next to it. From the list of printers, select the one that you want to delete.

 

 

Printers In Device Manager

 

 

Step 4: Right-Click on the printer you want to delete. In the context-menu that appears, Choose Uninstall device

 

 

Remove Printer From Device Management

 

 

Step 5: In the dialog that appears , select Uninstall 


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Uninstall Device In Device Management

 

 

With these changes , the printer will be removed from your PC.

 

These were the six ways to remove the Printer from the system. We hope this has been informative. Thank you for reading.

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