Windows 10: Old Printer Driver Won't Uninstall

  1.    02 Oct 2016 #1

    Old Printer Driver Won't Uninstall


    Hey guys, so every time I've been restarting my computer for the last few months after updating to windows 10, there is an old HP Printer driver that has been trying to update. However, it has never done so successfully and it adds an extra 10-15 minutes to my restart time because it fails to update and tries it three or four times in a row.

    I just want to uninstall it so I don't get these annoying and useless updates. I have uninstalled all the programs relating to the printer from the control panel. But the driver shows up as "unknown device" which means I can't uninstall it.

    How do I get rid of the "unknown devices"?? PLEASE HELP! Thank you!
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 4,717
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.969
       02 Oct 2016 #2

    What is the full model number?

    Have you tried downloading the latest available driver and installing it? If that works then you should be able to uninstall it.
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  3. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,551
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.953
       03 Oct 2016 #3

    Hi have you tried via Ccleaner
    Go to Tools
    Then Uninstaller
    Let it load and see if it appears in there if it does just high light it
    Then click uninstall and I have found myself stubborn drivers can be removed that way
    Let us know how you get on,
    Also how did you remove the printer from the system, did you remove all traces of it via the C drive then Programs, and Programs x86 as if there is one file left that could be why you are having that trouble
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