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Is there a way to remove multiple printers or devices at once? In XP you can select multiple and hit 'delete', but I can't do that in win7. The only thing I can do is right-click and click "remove device" in the "Devices and Printers" folder

And I can only do that for 1 printer at a time. Is there a way to do this for multiple printers?

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To delete multiple printers at once, open the console as admin and run:

wmic printer where "Local='FALSE'" delete
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also, if you set Local='TRUE' it will delete local printers... thanks! –  Ovi Tisler Oct 13 '10 at 17:01

I don't think that's possible with the default Devices and Printers control panel applet provided in Windows 7. You could give Device Remover a try though:

Features:

  • In-Depth view of all installed Devices, Device Classes, Drivers and Services on a Windows System (Hidden, Detached, Current installed, Problematic Devices,etc,...)
  • Easy On-The-Fly bulk removal of Devices from your System
  • Modification/Manipulation of Devices, Drivers and Services on the System
  • Live detailed View of Device Detections on the System
  • Huge Device Problem solving Features and Functions
  • Easy On-The-Fly Drivers, Registry Entries and Files Backup
  • And many more use- and powerful Features,...
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it didn't have printer devices, just the underlying device driver sweet app though! –  Ovi Tisler Mar 15 '10 at 19:29

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