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

SYMPTOMS
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 (@).
WORKAROUND
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.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Device Stage doesn't work network printer remove device @ symbol
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Article ID: 975451 - Last Review: 09/24/2009 20:33:11 - 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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