You cannot remove a printer that has the at sign (@) in its name from a computer that is running Windows 7

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On a computer that is running Windows 7, you cannot remove a printer in Devices and Printers if the print name contains the at sign (@).


To work around this issue, start a typical Print dialog box, and then delete the printer in the Select Printer box.

To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Notepad.
  2. On the File menu, click Print.
  3. In the Select Printer box, right-click the printer that you want to remove, and then click Delete.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


Article ID: 975451 - Last Review: September 24, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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