Complete Removal of a Windows Printer Driver

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SUMMARY

To remove all information from your system concerning a specific Windows printer driver, do the following:
  1. Run Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Printers icon.
  3. Select the printer to be removed.
  4. Choose the Configure button.
  5. Choose the Remove button. This removes the printer from the Installed Printers list.
  6. From the File Manager or MS-DOS, delete the driver file (.DRV file) corresponding to the removed printer. Refer to the table below for information on specific printers and their corresponding driver files.
  7. Edit the [Windows] section of the WIN.INI file and remove the information following the "Device=" line. (This line contains information about the current default printer). For example, change
    Device=Postscript Printer, Pscript, lpt1:

    to:

    Device=
  8. Remove the section of the WIN.INI file that contains information about the specific printer driver. The title of this section contains the name of the printer and the port to which it was initially configured. For example:
    [PostScript,LPT1]
    device=16
    feed1=1
    feed15=1
    orient=2
  9. Exit Windows. Restart Windows.

MORE INFORMATION

The following list contains supported Windows 3.0 printers and their corresponding printer driver files.
Printer                                                 Driver File
-------                                                 -----------
Generic / Text Only                                     TTY.DRV
Agfa 9000 Series PS [PostScript Printer]                PSCRIPT.DRV
Agfa Compugraphic 400PS [PostScript Printer]            PSCRIPT.DRV
Agfa Compugraphic Genics [PCL / HP LaserJet]            HPPCL.DRV
Apple LaserWriter [PostScript Printer]                  PSCRIPT.DRV
Apple LaserWriter II NT/NTX [PostScript Printer]        PSCRIPT.DRV
Apple LaserWriter Plus [PostScript Printer]             PSCRIPT.DRV
Apricot Laser [PCL / HP LaserJet]                       HPPCL.DRV
AST TurboLaser/PS - R4081 [PostScript Printer]          PSCRIPT.DRV
AT&T 435                                                HPPLOT.DRV
AT&T 470/475                                            CITOH.DRV
AT&T 473/478                                            IBMGRX.DRV
C-Itoh 8510                                             CITOH.DRV
Canon LBP-8II                                           LBP8II.DRV
Canon LBP-8III/LBP-4                                    CANONIII.DRV
Dataproducts LZR-2665 [PostScript Printer]              PSCRIPT.DRV
Digital LN03R ScriptPrinter [PostScript Printer]        PSCRIPT.DRV
Digital LPS PrintServer 40 [PostScript Printer]         PSCRIPT.DRV
Epson DFX-5000 [Epson 9 pin]                            EPSON9.DRV
Epson EPL-6000 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                      HPPCL.DRV
Epson EX-800/1000 [Epson 9 pin]                         EPSON9.DRV
Epson FX-100 [Epson 9 pin]                              EPSON9.DRV
Epson FX-100+ [Epson 9 pin]                             EPSON9.DRV
Epson FX-185/286 [Epson 9 pin]                          EPSON9.DRV
Epson FX-80 [Epson 9 pin]                               EPSON9.DRV
Epson FX-80+ [Epson 9 pin]                              EPSON9.DRV
Epson FX-85 [Epson 9 pin]                               EPSON9.DRV
Epson FX-86e/286e [Epson 9 pin]                         EPSON9.DRV
Epson FX-850/1050 [Epson 9 pin]                         EPSON9.DRV
Epson GQ-3500 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                       HPPCL.DRV
Epson JX-80 [Epson 9 pin]                               EPSON9.DRV
Epson L-750/1000 [Epson 24 pin]                         EPSON24.DRV
Epson LQ-500/510 [Epson 24 pin]                         EPSON24.DRV
Epson LQ-800/1000 [Epson 24 pin]                        EPSON24.DRV
Epson LQ-850/950/1050 [Epson 24 pin]                    EPSON24.DRV
Epson LQ-1500 [Epson 24 pin]                            EPSON24.DRV
Epson LQ-2500/2550 [Epson 24 pin]                       EPSON24.DRV
Epson LX-80 [Epson 9 pin]                               EPSON9.DRV
Epson LX-86 [Epson 9 pin]                               EPSON9.DRV
Epson LX-800/810 [Epson 9 pin]                          EPSON9.DRV
Epson MX-100 [Epson 9 pin]                              EPSON9.DRV
Epson MX-80/80F/T [Epson 9 pin]                         EPSON9.DRV
Epson RX-100 [Epson 9 pin]                              EPSON9.DRV
Epson RX-80/80F/T [Epson 9 pin]                         EPSON9.DRV
Epson SQ-2500 [Epson 24 pin]                            EPSON24.DRV
Epson T-750 [Epson 9 pin]                               EPSON9.DRV
Epson T-1000 [Epson 9 pin]                              EPSON9.DRV
Fujitsu DL 2400 [Fujitsu Dot Matrix]                    FUJIMTRX.DRV
Fujitsu DL 2600 [Fujitsu Dot Matrix]                    FUJIMTRX.DRV
Fujitsu DL 3300 [Fujitsu Dot Matrix]                    FUJIMTRX.DRV
Fujitsu DL 3400 [Fujitsu Dot Matrix]                    FUJIMTRX.DRV
Fujitsu DL 5600 [Fujitsu Dot Matrix]                    FUJIMTRX.DRV
Fujitsu DX 2200 [Fujitsu Dot Matrix]                    FUJIMTRX.DRV
Fujitsu DX 2300 [Fujitsu Dot Matrix]                    FUJIMTRX.DRV
Fujitsu DX 2400 [Fujitsu Dot Matrix]                    FUJIMTRX.DRV
Fujitsu DX 3100 [Fujitsu Dot Matrix]                    FUJIMTRX.DRV
Hermes 820                                              TH760.DRV
HP 7470A [HP Plotter]                                   HPPLOT.DRV
HP 7475A [HP Plotter]                                   HPPLOT.DRV
HP 7550A [HP Plotter]                                   HPPLOT.DRV
HP 7580A [HP Plotter]                                   HPPLOT.DRV
HP 7580B [HP Plotter]                                   HPPLOT.DRV
HP 7585A [HP Plotter]                                   HPPLOT.DRV
HP 7585B [HP Plotter]                                   HPPLOT.DRV
HP 7586B [HP Plotter]                                   HPPLOT.DRV
HP ColorPro [HP Plotter]                                HPPLOT.DRV
HP ColorPro with GEC [HP Plotter]                       HPPLOT.DRV
HP DeskJet Family                                       DESKJET.DRV
HP DraftPro [HP Plotter]                                HPPLOT.DRV
HP DraftPro DXL [HP Plotter]                            HPPLOT.DRV
HP DraftPro EXL [HP Plotter]                            HPPLOT.DRV
HP DraftMaster I [HP Plotter]                           HPPLOT.DRV
HP DraftMaster II [HP Plotter]                          HPPLOT.DRV
HP LaserJet [PCL / HP LaserJet]                         HPPCL.DRV
HP LaserJet IID [PCL / HP LaserJet]                     HPPCL.DRV
HP LaserJet IIP [PCL / HP LaserJet]                     HPPCL.DRV
HP LaserJet III                                         hppcl5a.drv
HP LaserJet Plus [PCL / HP LaserJet]                    HPPCL.DRV
HP LaserJet 500+ [PCL / HP LaserJet]                    HPPCL.DRV
HP LaserJet Series II [PCL / HP LaserJet]               HPPCL.DRV
HP LaserJet 2000 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                    HPPCL.DRV
HP PaintJet Series                                      PAINTJET.DRV
HP ThinkJet (2225 C-D)                                  THINKJET.DRV
IBM Color Printer                                       IBMCOLOR.DRV
IBM Graphics                                            IBMGRX.DRV
IBM Laser Printer 4019                                  ibm4019.drv
IBM Personal Pageprinter [PostScript Printer]           PSCRIPT.DRV
IBM Personal Page Printer II-030 [PostScript Printer]   PSCRIPT.DRV
IBM Personal Page Printer II-031 [PostScript Printer]   PSCRIPT.DRV
IBM Proprinter [IBM Proprinters]                        proprint.DRV
IBM Proprinter II [IBM Proprinters]                     proprint.DRV
IBM Proprinter III [IBM Proprinters]                    proprint.DRV
IBM Proprinter X24 [IBM Proprinter 24]                  proprn24.DRV
IBM Proprinter X24e [IBM Proprinter 24]                 proprn24.DRV
IBM Proprinter XL [IBM Proprinters]                     proprint.DRV
IBM Proprinter XL II [IBM Proprinters]                  proprint.DRV
IBM Proprinter XL24 [IBM Proprinter 24]                 proprn24.DRV
IBM Proprinter XL24e [IBM Proprinter 24]                proprn24.DRV
IBM QuietWriter III                                     QWIII.DRV
Kyocera F-Series [PCL / HP LaserJet]                    HPPCL.DRV
Linotronic 100/300/500 [PostScript Printer]             PSCRIPT.DRV
NEC Colormate PS [PostScript Printer]                   PSCRIPT.DRV
NEC PinWriter CP6 [NEC Pinwriter]                       NEC24pin.DRV
NEC PinWriter CP7 [NEC Pinwriter]                       NEC24pin.DRV
NEC PinWriter P5 [NEC Pinwriter]                        NEC24pin.DRV
NEC PinWriter P5XL [NEC Pinwriter]                      NEC24pin.DRV
NEC PinWriter P6 [NEC Pinwriter]                        NEC24pin.DRV
NEC PinWriter P7 [NEC Pinwriter]                        NEC24pin.DRV
NEC PinWriter P9XL [NEC Pinwriter]                      NEC24pin.DRV
NEC PinWriter P2200 [NEC Pinwriter]                     NEC24pin.DRV
NEC PinWriter P5200 [NEC Pinwriter]                     NEC24pin.DRV
NEC PinWriter P5300 [NEC Pinwriter]                     NEC24pin.DRV
NEC Silentwriter LC 860 [PCL / HP LaserJet]             HPPCL.DRV
NEC Silentwriter LC 860 Plus [PCL / HP LaserJet]        HPPCL.DRV
NEC Silentwriter LC 890 [PostScript Printer]            PSCRIPT.DRV
NEC Silentwriter LC 890XL [PostScript Printer]          PSCRIPT.DRV
Okidata 92/93-IBM                                       IBMGRX.DRV
Okidata ML 192 [Okidata 9 Pin]                          OKI9.DRV
Okidata ML 193 [Okidata 9 Pin]                          OKI9.DRV
Okidata ML 320 [Okidata 9 Pin]                          OKI9.DRV
Okidata ML 321 [Okidata 9 Pin]                          OKI9.DRV
Okidata ML 192-IBM [Okidata 9 Pin IBM]                  OKI9IBM.DRV
Okidata ML 193-IBM [Okidata 9 Pin IBM]                  OKI9IBM.DRV
Okidata ML 320-IBM [Okidata 9 Pin IBM]                  OKI9IBM.DRV
Okidata ML 321-IBM [Okidata 9 Pin IBM]                  OKI9IBM.DRV
Okidata 390/391 [Okidata 24 pin]                        OKI24.DRV
Okidata 393 [Okidata 24 pin]                            OKI24.DRV
Okidata 393C [Okidata 24 pin]                           OKI24.DRV
Okidata LaserLine 6 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                 HPPCL.DRV
Olivetti DM 100/1 [Olivetti DM 100...590]               OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti DM 100/2 [Olivetti DM 100...590]               OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti DM 100/4 [Olivetti DM 100...590]               OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti DM 105 [Olivetti DM 100...590]                 OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti DM 250 [Olivetti DM 250/400]                   OLIPRIN2.DRV
Olivetti DM 280/282 [Olivetti DM 100...590]             OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti DM 286/296 [Olivetti DM 100...590]             OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti DM 290/292 [Olivetti DM 100...590]             OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti DM 400 [Olivetti DM 250/400]                   OLIPRIN2.DRV
Olivetti DM 580 [Olivetti DM 100...590]                 OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti DM 590 [Olivetti DM 100...590]                 OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti DM 600                                         DM600.DRV
Olivetti ETV 5000 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                   HPPCL.DRV
Olivetti PG 108 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                     HPPCL.DRV
Olivetti PG 208 M2 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                  HPPCL.DRV
Olivetti PG 303 [PostScript Printer]                    PSCRIPT.DRV
Olivetti PG 308 HS [PCL / HP LaserJet]                  HPPCL.DRV
Olivetti PG 308 HS [PostScript Printer]                 PSCRIPT.DRV
Olivetti PR 15B/17B [Olivetti PR 15/17/19]              OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti PR 19B [Olivetti PR 15/17/19]                  OLIPRINT.DRV
Olivetti PR 24                                          OLIPRIN2.DRV
Olivetti TH 760                                         TH760.DRV
QMS ColorScript 100 [PostScript Printer]                PSCRIPT.DRV
QMS-PS 800 [PostScript Printer]                         PSCRIPT.DRV
QMS-PS 800 Plus [PostScript Printer]                    PSCRIPT.DRV
QMS-PS 810 [PostScript Printer]                         PSCRIPT.DRV
QuadLaser I [PCL / HP LaserJet]                         HPPCL.DRV
Tandy LP-1000 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                       HPPCL.DRV
Tegra Genesis [PCL / HP LaserJet]                       HPPCL.DRV
TI 850/855                                              TI850.DRV
TI OmniLaser 2108 [PostScript Printer]                  PSCRIPT.DRV
TI OmniLaser 2115 [PostScript Printer]                  PSCRIPT.DRV
Toshiba P351                                            TOSHIBA.DRV
Toshiba P1351                                           TOSHIBA.DRV
Toshiba PageLaser12 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                 HPPCL.DRV
Varityper VT-600 [PostScript Printer]                   PSCRIPT.DRV
Wang LCS15 [PostScript Printer]                         PSCRIPT.DRV
Wang LCS15 FontPlus [PostScript Printer]                PSCRIPT.DRV
Wang LDP8 [PCL / HP LaserJet]                           HPPCL.DRV
				

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Article ID: 81626 - Last Review: November 16, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
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