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isaywhat
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How to uninstall PCL6 Universal Printer Driver in Windows 7 home premium?

I want to actually uninstall the driver and not just remove the printer from the installed printers.

 

The print management console is not available in Windows 7 home premium.

 

Does HP have a method for uninstalling the driver?

 

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Grexnix
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Re: How to uninstall PCL6 Universal Printer Driver in Windows 7 home premium?

I haven't tried Windows 7 yet so this may not help, but have you tried checking (when viewing the installed printers from start button, Printers) File -> Run as Administrator -> Server Properties and then choose the driver tab to find & delete the printer driver in question?  This is from memory as I am not in front of my Vista box at the moment.

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isaywhat
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Re: How to uninstall PCL6 Universal Printer Driver in Windows 7 home premium?

Unfortunately the Server Properties option is no longer available in Windows 7.  At least I can't find it anywhere.  I think it is handled now by the print management snap-in, but home premium doesn't include that snap-in.

 

 

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isaywhat
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Re: How to uninstall PCL6 Universal Printer Driver in Windows 7 home premium?

I was wrong.  Print server properties are still available.  When you highlight a printer it adds an additional button on top to get to print server properties.  Drivers can be removed from there.

 

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Re: How to uninstall PCL6 Universal Printer Driver in Windows 7 home premium?

That's good that you found it and that option is still available in Windows 7 Home Premium.  I'll keep that in mind when I upgrade over the Christmas break!

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