You cannot manually delete a USB printer port in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to manually delete a universal serial bus (USB) printer port in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or in Microsoft Windows XP, the operation is unsuccessful.

CAUSE

You cannot manually delete a USB printer port in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP. This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

The creation and deletion of USB printer ports is an automated process. To start the automated deletion process, you have to uninstall the USB printer. To do this, unplug the USB printer cable from the computer. The USB printer port is automatically deleted the next time that you start the computer.

Note Drivers for the USB printer are saved on the computer. Therefore, if you reconnect the printer, the driver is automatically loaded, and the USB printer port is re-created .

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Article ID: 913546 - Last Review: October 11, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
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