Removing an installed printer from the Devices and Printers window will not remove printer drivers. They will still exist on the system unless specifically uninstalled or removed.

To completely remove printer drivers from your computer, follow the steps below

  1. Remove the printer within the Devices and Printers window by right-clicking the printer and choosing Remove device
  2. Open the Command Prompt
  3. Type the following and press <ENTER>

    printui.exe /s /t2

  4. The Print Server Properties window should appear and open to the Drivers tab automatically
  5. Select the driver you want to remove from the list
  6. Click Remove…
  7. Another dialog will appear
  8. Choose the preferred option and click OK
    • Remove driver only
      Remove the printer driver only
    • Remote driver and driver package
      Remove the printer driver and any additional printer software that was included
  9. Click Close to exit the printui tool