How to uninstall a driver completely from the Windows 7 system so that Windows 7 picks up fresh driver files from Internet?
I have HP Officejet Pro K8600 printer installed on WINDOW7. It was working fine for few days. All of a sudden this printer driver started malfunctioning by not printing A3 size prints. I did the following
1) Unplug the Printer and Uninstalled the driver
2) Plug in the Printer and installed the driver automatically
But, did not work. I concluded that some driver files got corrupted. If i am right, Windows 7 does not physically remove driver files by uninstalling driver. So, when I plug in the printer again Windows 7 is picking up the same corrupted driver files.
Q:I would like to know, how to uninstall a driver completely from the Windos 7 system so that WINDOW 7 picks up fresh driver files from Internet when corresponding device is connected.
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Once you install the drivers on the computer, then you may have to restart the Printer Spooler service.
A print spooler is software that temporarily stores print jobs on the computer hard disk or in memory until the printer is ready to print them.
Please follow the steps below:
You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.
1. Open Administrative Tools by clicking the Start button, and then clicking
Control Panel. In the search box, type
administrative tools, and then click Administrative Tools.
2. Double-click Services. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3. Right-click the Print Spooler service, and then click
4. On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic is selected.
5. If the service is not already running, under
Service status, click Start, and then click
OK. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
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