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Old 11-21-12, 14:16
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Default Can't remove printer Windows 8

I bought a new Windows 8 desktop (Dell) and plugged in my HP LaserJet P1006 and it installed automatically and worked without a problem for about three weeks.

Yesterday I tried to print a sheet of labels and the job got stuck in the queue. I could not clear the queue so I stopped the spooler and then went to c>windows>system32>spool>PRINTERS and deleted the files in there. That cleared the job, but the printer would no longer work.

I am now trying to remove the printer but when I right click on it in Devices and Printers and click "remove device" it asks me if I am sure, I say yes, and then it just sits there. The status at the bottom says "removing device". I have done this several times with the printer plugged in via usb and unplugged, rebooted several times and kept trying, and it simply will not remove.

I looked on the HP website for drivers for my printer and it says "drivers coming soon for Windows 8".

Can you help me remove this printer?
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Default Re: Can't remove printer Windows 8


As remove device doesn't seem to work then use add/remove and look for your printer software in the list and uninstall.

I would be tempted as I use HP also to clear the spooler queue using this HERE and purge any printer jobs.

Yeah sadly some hardware makers are slow with 100% drivers for Windows 8 so not all functions work on some printers.

if you cannot uninstall your printer try Revo Uninstaller and see if this works for you.
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