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When you remove a printer in Windows, the printer's driver is not uninstalled. You would need to manually uninstall the printer driver if wanted.

This tutorial will show you how uninstall a printer driver in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to uninstall a printer driver.

CONTENTS:





OPTION ONE

Uninstall Printer Driver 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 Drivers in the left pane of Print Management. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select one or more drivers you want to uninstall in the middle pane of Print Management, right click or press and hold on the select driver(s), and click/tap on Remove Drive Package. (see screenshot above)
Tip   Tip
You can press and hold the Ctrl key while clicking on drivers to select more than one driver.

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

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5. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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






OPTION TWO

Uninstall Printer Driver in Print Server Properties


1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type printui /s /t2 into Run, and click/tap on OK to directly open Print Server Properties.

2. Click/tap on the Drivers tab, and click/tap on the Change Driver Settings at the bottom to "Run as administrator". (see screenshot below)

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3. Select one or more drivers you want to uninstall, and click/tap on the Remove button. (see screenshot below)
Tip   Tip
You can press and hold the Ctrl key while clicking on drivers to select more than one driver.
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4. Select (dot) Remove driver only or Remove driver and driver package (recommended) for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on Yes to confirm (1 of 2). (see screenshots below)

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6. Click/tap on Delete to confirm (2 of 2). (see screenshot below)

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7. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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8. When finished, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION THREE

Uninstall Printer Driver 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 the Printer server properties link towards the bottom on the right side, and go to step 2 in Option Two above. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION FOUR

Uninstall Printer Driver in Control Panel


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

2. Select any printer, click/tap on the Printer server properties button on the toolbar at the top, and go to step 2 in Option Two above. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION FIVE

Uninstall Printer Driver 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 an empty area in the Printers folder, click/tap on Server properties, and go to step 2 in Option Two above. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn