How to delete printers in the Registry in Windows 7?

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    You delete the printer from Device and Printers – Ramhound Jun 6 '14 at 15:33
  • For a batch scripted solution, you can also use the interface Rundll32 printui.dll, PrintUIEntry which is the same as old Windows XP systems. Also, VBscript is very quick to delete printers, even thought those systems do not always works. see technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/ee624057%28v=ws.10%29.aspx – MUY Belgium Sep 1 '15 at 19:32

For local printers:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-3\


For network printers:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers\LanMan Print Services\Servers\Printers\

Hope this helps

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  • Is this guaranteed by some documentation, or does it just happen to work on your particular system? If it is guaranteed, please link to references; if not, please state so in the answer. – a CVn Aug 15 '14 at 13:22

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