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  1. #1


    nottinghamshire
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    windows 8 & windows 7 /samsung tablet 10 1 / acer chromebook/ Lenovo win 8,/10

    uninstall printer


    hi could someone please help with my printer problem , i am unable to get the scanner to work through windows fax and scan it prints ok it has worked previously ive uninstalled it so many times so.... this time i want to uninstall it properly not just delete it i want to get rid of everything that has anything to do with HP ive tried various things from the hp website .so please can someone tell me how to do this to get rid of all the data that comes with it thanks

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  2. #2


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Scanners need a Twain driver in most cases. The manufacturers usually have a generic driver that is minus all the other stuff. You could also try to force a generic driver through Device Manager.

    As far as getting rid of junk in the registry, only option is a registry cleaner that you will be using at your own risk. I trust CCleaner myself but again, use at your own risk.

    Run whatever HP uninstaller is available then CCleaner. You are saying you have an HP multi-function printer right?
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  3. #3


    nottinghamshire
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    windows 8 & windows 7 /samsung tablet 10 1 / acer chromebook/ Lenovo win 8,/10


    hi popeye , yes i have an all in one printer HP B110a model wireless i cant understand it i have just started having this problem with it . i use cc cleaner regular,is there another way i can use the scanner as i go through windows fax and scan im not so sure what i would need to do regarding device manager , many thanks for your reply
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    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    If you don't want to use the entire HP driver package there may be the possibility to extract just the scanner driver from the package and install it. Some packages will allow an extraction program like 7z to unpack specific portions and some won't. The only other option I can think of is to allow the HP driver package to go through the extraction process then stop installation. Find the extracted files and install just the scanner drivers.

    No matter what though I think you are stuck with trying to make the HP scanner driver work before Windows will even recognize it.
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  5. #5


    nottinghamshire
    Posts : 90
    windows 8 & windows 7 /samsung tablet 10 1 / acer chromebook/ Lenovo win 8,/10


    Popeye i went into Hp support and thought i would try and install it again but with a usb lead then changed over to wireless put all the details in and it has worked ok but... the only thing i have noticed is when i go into printers and devices it has about 3 printers the same model now so i tried the first one and it has worked , thankyou for taken the time to help me
    Last edited by Bosslady; 07 May 2014 at 10:28. Reason: forgot to add something
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  6. #6


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Not sure I was much help but glad you got it working. You should be able to remove those duplicate printers unless you don't want to take the chance of messing things up.
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