How to Delete / Remove Old Printers from Local & Network

How to Delete / Remove Old Printers from Local & Network

There comes a time when you need to delete or remove old printers from the local and network. One of the common reasons for this is the fact that you are installing new printers.

STEP 1: Starting the Process

You need to go the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel. In the control, panel click on the ‘Printers and Faxes’ icon; you will then reach the Printer and Faxes window.

STEP 2: Deleting the Printer

When you right click on the icon of the printer, you will see various options, amongst which one of them is the ‘Delete’ option. You need to select delete. A dialogue box will open which will ask you whether you are sure you want to delete. Click on ‘Yes’ to delete the printer.

STEP 4: Printer is deleted or removed

Once you click on delete, the printer will get deleted or removed on an immediate basis. If you check in the Printers and Faxes window, you will see that there will be no printer icon.

STEP 5: For the Network

To delete every printer over the network, in your office, you need to follow the same steps. However, your IT programmer can configure various scripts for you that will enable you to remove old printers, at one go, from all over the network.

As can be seen, the process of deleting and removing old printers from local and network is very easy. All you need to do is follow the prompts or commands.

This Article is written by John C Arkin.


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