Unnecessary printer drivers


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SANTANDER

I've installed HP printer driver I have downloaded from HPweb, then
installed HP USB printer driver, use HP LaserJet 3050 CDROM. Its unclear why
my My Printers and Faxes folder show few extra HP LaserJet 3050 printers,
which marked as 'Auto HP LaserJet 3050 Series PCL 6 on NETWORKNAME'. Correct
printer installed I use is 'HP LaserJet 3050 Series PCL 6', the other ones
is inaccessible anyway. Does this extra printer icons reflect real HP
LaserJet 3050 drivers installed in my system, or driver is only one? Device
Manager show the follows: IEEE 1284.4 compatible printers -> 'HP LaserJet
3050(DOT4PRT)' + IEEE 1284.4 devices -> 'HP LaserJet 3050(DOT4)' + Imaging
devices -> HP LaserJet 3050.
Is the some of this drivers unnecessary and how to uninstall it?

Thanks,
Santander
 
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Shenan Stanley

SANTANDER said:
I've installed HP printer driver I have downloaded from HPweb, then
installed HP USB printer driver, use HP LaserJet 3050 CDROM. Its
unclear why my My Printers and Faxes folder show few extra HP
LaserJet 3050 printers, which marked as 'Auto HP LaserJet 3050
Series PCL 6 on NETWORKNAME'. Correct printer installed I use is
'HP LaserJet 3050 Series PCL 6', the other ones is inaccessible
anyway. Does this extra printer icons reflect real HP LaserJet 3050
drivers installed in my system, or driver is only one? Device
Manager show the follows: IEEE 1284.4 compatible printers -> 'HP
LaserJet 3050(DOT4PRT)' + IEEE 1284.4 devices -> 'HP LaserJet
3050(DOT4)' + Imaging devices -> HP LaserJet 3050. Is the some of this
drivers unnecessary and how to uninstall it?

If - in a "details' view of 'Printers and Faxes' you see any printers whose
status is not 'Ready' or some other easily remedied status (Out of Toner,
etc) that makes sense to you... Simply click on (highlight) the printer
name in question and press the DELETE key. Confirm the deletion and it
should go away.

Worst case - if you have printed something to these bum printers - open the
printers up (double-click on them) to see and CANCEL/PURGE the jobs in its
queue and then delete the printer(s) you do not need.
 
S

SANTANDER

Shenan Stanley said:
If - in a "details' view of 'Printers and Faxes' you see any printers
whose status is not 'Ready' or some other easily remedied status (Out of
Toner, etc) that makes sense to you... Simply click on (highlight) the
printer name in question and press the DELETE key. Confirm the deletion
and it should go away.

Worst case - if you have printed something to these bum printers - open
the printers up (double-click on them) to see and CANCEL/PURGE the jobs in
its queue and then delete the printer(s) you do not need.
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One printer in 'Printer and Faxes' folder have 'Unable to connect' status.
This probably due I tried print via shared HP network printer, but fails due
network problem.
However, removing printer icon probably will not uninstall printer driver
and it will loads with windows each with.

Santander
 
S

Shenan Stanley

SANTANDER said:
I've installed HP printer driver I have downloaded from HPweb, then
installed HP USB printer driver, use HP LaserJet 3050 CDROM. Its
unclear why my My Printers and Faxes folder show few extra HP
LaserJet 3050 printers, which marked as 'Auto HP LaserJet 3050
Series PCL 6 on NETWORKNAME'. Correct printer installed I use is
'HP LaserJet 3050 Series PCL 6', the other ones is inaccessible
anyway. Does this extra printer icons reflect real HP LaserJet 3050
drivers installed in my system, or driver is only one? Device
Manager show the follows: IEEE 1284.4 compatible printers -> 'HP
LaserJet 3050(DOT4PRT)' + IEEE 1284.4 devices -> 'HP LaserJet
3050(DOT4)' + Imaging devices -> HP LaserJet 3050. Is the some of this
drivers unnecessary and how to uninstall it?

Shenan said:
If - in a "details' view of 'Printers and Faxes' you see any
printers whose status is not 'Ready' or some other easily remedied
status (Out of Toner, etc) that makes sense to you... Simply click
on (highlight) the printer name in question and press the DELETE
key. Confirm the deletion and it should go away.

Worst case - if you have printed something to these bum printers -
open the printers up (double-click on them) to see and CANCEL/PURGE
the jobs in its queue and then delete the printer(s) you do not
need.
One printer in 'Printer and Faxes' folder have 'Unable to connect'
status. This probably due I tried print via shared HP network
printer, but fails due network problem.
However, removing printer icon probably will not uninstall printer
driver and it will loads with windows each with.

As long as it was only the *driver* and not software - yes - it will.

If it was software as well - then you uninstall it like you would any other
software... Control Panel --> Add or Remove Programs.
 
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SANTANDER

As long as it was only the *driver* and not software - yes - it will.
If it was software as well - then you uninstall it like you would any
other software... Control Panel --> Add or Remove Programs.
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I've installed driver only, not full HP software. I want determine is this
one and the same driver, or few drivers. If one driver is unnecessary I want
uninstall it.

Santander
 

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