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If you have a printer in Windows 10 that you no longer want added, then you can remove the printer.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to remove a printer in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to remove a printer.
Note   Note
Removing a printer does not uninstall its driver. You would need to manually uninstall the printer driver if wanted.

CONTENTS:





Remove Printer in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Remove Printer in Windows 10
Remove a Printer in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Devices icon.

2. Click/tap on Printers & scanners on the left side, click/tap on printer (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") you want to remove on the right side, and click/tap on Remove device. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close Settings if you like.






Remove Printer in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Remove Printer in Windows 10
Remove a Printer in Control Panel

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Devices and Printers icon.

2. Right click or press and hold on the printer (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") you want to remove, and click/tap on Remove device. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close Devices and Printers if you like.






Remove Printer in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Remove Printer in Windows 10
Remove a Printer in Print Management

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type printmanagement.msc into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Print Management.

2. Expand open Print Servers, expand open your local print server (ex: "Brink-Desktop") for this PC, and open Printers in the left pane of Print Management. (see screenshot below)

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3. Right click or press and hold on the printer (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") you want to remove in the middle pane of Print Management, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot above)

4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5. You can now close Print Management if you like.






Remove Printer in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Remove Printer in Windows 10
Remove a Printer in Printers folder

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type explorer shell:::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} into Run, and click/tap on OK to open the Printers folder.

2. Right click or press and hold on the printer (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") you want to remove, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close the Printers folder if you like.






Remove Printer in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Remove Printer in Windows 10
Remove a Printer in Device Manager

1. Open the Win+X menu, and click/tap on Device Manager.

2. Expand open Print queues or Printers, right click or press and hold on the printer (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") you want to remove, and click/tap on Uninstall device. (see screenshots below)

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3. Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close Device Manager if you like.






Remove Printer in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Remove Printer in Windows 10
Remove a Printer in PowerShell

Note   Note
To see more usage options for the Remove-Printer command, see: Remove-Printer | Microsoft Docs

1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter to see a list of all your printers. Make note of the name (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") of the printer you want to remove. (see screenshot below)

Get-Printer | Format-List Name

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3. Type the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Remove-Printer -Name "Printer name"

Note   Note
Substitute Printer name in the command above with the actual name (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") of the printer from step 2 you want to remove.

For example: Remove-Printer -Name "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PLC 6"
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4. You can now close the elevated PowerShell if you like.






Remove Printer in Windows 10 OPTION SEVEN Remove Printer in Windows 10
Remove a Printer in Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter to see a list of all your printers. Make note of the name (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") of the printer you want to remove. (see screenshot below)

wmic printer get name

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3. Type the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

printui.exe /dl /n "Printer name"

Note   Note
Substitute Printer name in the command above with the actual name (ex: "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PCL 6") of the printer from step 2 you want to remove.

For example: printui.exe /dl /n "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 PLC 6"
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4. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.


That's it,
Shawn