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Uninstalling by manual operation (PCL driver/PS Plug-in driver/PPD driver)

Manually uninstall the PCL driver, PS Plug-in driver, and PPD driver.

  1. The operation depends on the Operating System you use.

    • In Windows 10, right-click the Start button , then click [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [View devices and printers].

    • In Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2, click on the Start window - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Devices and Printers].

    • In Windows Server 2012, right-click the Start window, then click [Devices and Printers] under [All Applications] - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound].

    • In Windows 7/Server 2008 R2, click [Start], then [Devices and Printers].

    • In Windows Vista/Server 2008, click [Printers] under [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound]. When [Control Panel] is displayed in Classic View, double-click [Printers].

  2. Select the icon for the printer to be uninstalled.

  3. Remove the printer driver.

    • In Windows Vista/Server 2008, press the Delete key on the computer keyboard.

    • In Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/Server 2012 R2, click [Delete device] on the toolbar.

  4. From then on, follow the instructions on the windows that follow.

    Once the printer driver is deleted, the icon disappears from the [Devices and Printers], [Printers], or [Printers and Faxes] window.

  5. Open [Server Properties].

    • In Windows Vista/Server 2008, right-click on the area that has nothing displayed in the [Printers] window, click [Run as administrator] - [Server Properties].

    • In Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/Server 2012 R2, select other printer, and click [Print Server Properties] on the toolbar.

    • If the [User Account Control] window appears, click [Continue] or [Yes].

  6. Click the [Driver] tab.

  7. From the [Installed printer drivers:] list, select the printer driver to be deleted, and then click [Delete].

  8. Select [Remove driver and driver package.] or [Remove driver and driver package.] in the dialog box for confirming deletion target, and then click [OK].

  9. In the dialog box for confirming if you are sure to remove the printer, click [Yes].

    • When the deletion confirmation dialog box is displayed, click [Delete].

  10. Close the open windows, and then restart the computer.

    • Be sure to restart the computer.

    This completes removing the printer driver.