Sometimes, to solve a problem, you need to remove the printer and install it again. Here’s how you can uninstall a printer on Windows 10.

Uninstall a printer – Windows Settings 10

Open the Settings app ( windows + I key ) and go to Devices. Select the Printers and Scanners tab. In this tab, you will see a list of all scanners and printers that have been configured on your system. This will include both connected devices and offline devices. It is not necessary for the printer to be connected to the system to remove it, but it may be a good idea to do so if possible.

From the list, select the printer you want to uninstall and click the Remove device button.

Uninstall a printer – Control Panel

The previous method may not completely uninstall a printer. Some drivers may remain on your system. That’s why it might be a better idea to use Control Panel to uninstall a printer on Windows 10.

Open the Control Panel (type Control Panel in the windows search bar ) and select Devices and Printers. Expand Printers and right-click the printer you want to remove. From the shortcut menu, select Remove device.

Once the device is removed, it is advisable to go back to the main Control Panel screen and go to Programs and Features.

In the list of installed programs, look for any software you might have installed for printer management. This application only if you are removing the proprietary printer software. For generic printers that Windows 10 has installed, this does not apply.

It is advisable to restart the system if you have uninstalled the printer to solve a problem.


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