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Stevo
27-Jan-2016, 21:56
Have a machine that was just placed after being re-imaged. Running
win7 64 bit, fully patched.

Support person connected the usb attached hp lj 2300 and things have
gone quite wonky since.

Printer installed with PS drivers, which windows kept saying were
incorrect. Unplugged printer, rebooted, lj 2300 ps keeps showing up,
unable to delete the PS drivers as machine says they're in use.

Finally got some pcl drivers on the machine and an hp lj 2300 pcl
printer shows up now, however the PS one keeps showing up.

Any good ideas on how to remove the PS drivers *and* make that printer
quit showing up every time the machine boots?

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Susan
28-Jan-2016, 14:19
Stevo:

Have you tried removing it via the command prompt printui /s? The
installed printer drivers are listed there and there's a remove
option. And if you have already tried that, nevermind. LOL :)

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Scott Campbell
28-Jan-2016, 18:59
Susan wrote:

> Have you tried removing it via the command prompt printui /s? The
> installed printer drivers are listed there and there's a remove
> option. And if you have already tried that, nevermind. LOL :)

I've never come across that command - very kewl!

Stevo
28-Jan-2016, 19:33
Susan sounds like they 'said':

> Stevo:
>
> Have you tried removing it via the command prompt printui /s? The
> installed printer drivers are listed there and there's a remove
> option. And if you have already tried that, nevermind. LOL :)

So my response to Susan's comment is...

I've tried that, just not via the actual command.

Unable to delete the drivers as they're 'in use' by the printer that
keeps showing up even when not physically connected.

I......
hate....
printers

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Susan
29-Jan-2016, 13:43
Stevo:

Have you stopped the print spooler first? I had a similar problem a
couple of years ago, and if I remember, part of finally getting rid
of the stupid thing was stopping the print spooler, then the driver.
It may also have involved going into safe mode, but that could have
been a different issue. I hate printers, too. The only printer I
loved was my HP IIIP. Well, I love my large format Epson, also, now,
but pretty much every other printer I ever had to deal with,
personally or professionally, was a pain in the okole! :)

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Susan
29-Jan-2016, 13:43
Scott:

It comes in handy now and then. :)

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Susan
29-Jan-2016, 14:25
I just did a search and came across this:
http://www.mysysadmintips.com/windows/clients/170-cant-remove-printer-drivers-in-windows-7-the-specified-printer-driver-is-currently-in-use

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Susan
29-Jan-2016, 14:30
Further searching seemed to indicate that the trick is to stop and
restart the print spooler, and IMMEDIATELY delete the driver. So
you're deleting the driver BEFORE the print spooler actually gets
itself started and grabs onto the printers. : )

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buckesfeld
30-Jan-2016, 17:00
Stevo wrote:

> I......
> hate....
> printers
>

I repeatedly suggested ditching printers and hiring monks instead.
Lower maintenance costs, and their output looks really impressive.

U

Susan
30-Jan-2016, 23:35
LOL

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Shaun Pond
31-Jan-2016, 08:55
Uwe,

how illuminating!

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ketter
01-Feb-2016, 14:29
On Sun, 31 Jan 2016 07:55:11 GMT, Shaun Pond
<shaunpond@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>Uwe,
>
>how illuminating!

Groan!

KenL
01-Feb-2016, 15:44
On 31/01/2016 07:55, Shaun Pond wrote:
> Uwe,
>
> how illuminating!
>
Shaun,
Think you'll find there's prior art on that joke.

Stevo
01-Feb-2016, 15:44
Uwe Buckesfeld sounds like they 'said':

> I repeatedly suggested ditching printers and hiring monks instead.
> Lower maintenance costs, and their output looks really impressive.
>
> U

So my response to Uwe's comment is...

Ha! Works for me.

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Shaun Pond
01-Feb-2016, 16:07
KenL,

you mean from the Canadian monks? What's all that abbot then?

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kgroneman
01-Feb-2016, 21:08
Hey Shaun Pond:

>you mean from the Canadian monks?

I wouldn't use them. They spell things funny.

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Kim - 2/1/2016 1:08:11 PM

Shaun Pond
02-Feb-2016, 12:45
Kgroneman,

we know Americans have short attention spans: that's why you had to
shorten your words!

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kgroneman
02-Feb-2016, 15:53
Most people here are still trying to figure out what "tuppuns a bag"
means in the Sound of Music song.

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Kim - 2/2/2016 7:52:31 AM

kgroneman
02-Feb-2016, 15:58
I love the English people. The country that birthed modern democracy.
The country that stood almost alone against evil agressoin at various
times in the recent past. A great nation and people that have
contributed more than significant knowledge and humanity to this world.

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Shaun Pond
02-Feb-2016, 16:40
Kgroneman,

and who taught the world how cruelty and slavery *should* be done...

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Shaun Pond
02-Feb-2016, 16:42
Kgroneman,

well if they spell "two pence" that way, I'm not surprised ;)

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Shaun Pond
02-Feb-2016, 16:43
Kgroneman,

and this is our anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vh-wEXvdW8

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kgroneman
02-Feb-2016, 19:06
Hey Shaun Pond:

>well if they spell "two pence" that way, I'm not surprised ;)

They don't spell it in the movie, just say something that really only
vaguely sounds like it.

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Shaun Pond
03-Feb-2016, 10:01
Kgroneman,

"tuppence" :)

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