How do I remove printer drivers in Windows 7 without print managem

J

Jorgen

Background:

Installed a network printer on a new laptop that bluescreened, now I can't
access the print properties atc without getting an error and can't get to
print preferences at all.

I have reinstalled, removed, installed this printer half a dozen times after
this but even choosing to replace printer driver doesn't help at all. The
obvious next step is to remove the driver itself but I have found no way of
doing this on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit since printmanagement.msc isn't
available (and copying the file from another machine just yields an error
message from mmc, cannot install snap-in).

Question:

Is there a way to run print management on Home Premium or do I have to edit
the registry directly? If I do have to edit the registry under which keys do
I find print queue/driver information?

I've spent quite a few hours looking for a solution online but except for
the odd fact that people upgrading from RC seem to have access to
printmanagement even on Premium(???) I have had no luck. Any suggestions
would be helpful.

Best Regards,

Jorgen
 

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A

Alan Morris [MSFT]

no printmanagement on Home

launch
printui /s /t2

remove the driver and the package

to remove the driver form the registry
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

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Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
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"Jorgen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Background:
>
> Installed a network printer on a new laptop that bluescreened, now I can't
> access the print properties atc without getting an error and can't get to
> print preferences at all.
>
> I have reinstalled, removed, installed this printer half a dozen times
> after
> this but even choosing to replace printer driver doesn't help at all. The
> obvious next step is to remove the driver itself but I have found no way
> of
> doing this on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit since printmanagement.msc isn't
> available (and copying the file from another machine just yields an error
> message from mmc, cannot install snap-in).
>
> Question:
>
> Is there a way to run print management on Home Premium or do I have to
> edit
> the registry directly? If I do have to edit the registry under which keys
> do
> I find print queue/driver information?
>
> I've spent quite a few hours looking for a solution online but except for
> the odd fact that people upgrading from RC seem to have access to
> printmanagement even on Premium(???) I have had no luck. Any suggestions
> would be helpful.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Jorgen
 

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