Removing Windows XP Printer Driver

If you right click on a printer and delete it, this doesn’t remove the printer driver from the machine. Sometimes when working with print servers and testing multiple drivers there will be times when you need to completely remove a driver package from the machine so you can install a new or different one.

Remove Printer Driver

Step 1

Reboot the machine and login as “Administrator”.

Step 2

Go to the control panel, go up to the file menu and select “Server Properties”.

XP Server Properties

Step 3

Select the “Drivers” tab and then you will now have a list of printer drivers currently installed on the machine. You can select “Remove” to completely uninstall and delete the driver package.

XP Delete Printer Driver

Step 4

Reboot the machine and the driver is gone. You can now test new or different drivers if needed.

Cyril Kardashevsky
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2 comments

  1. Does removing the driver using the process above remove it from the Print Server or only the workstation from which it is being performed?

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