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Uninstalling Printers completely!


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I have a Hewlett Packard G85 which refuses to completely unistall. Everytime I try and reload the driver S/W it states that the installation has already been completed. I have tried going through the registry and getting rid of all Hewlett Packard entries but to no avail. Is there a piece of S/W or advice out there!

Please help...going potty! :tazz:
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have you tried add remove programs?
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Hi dsenette,

I have tried all this but the HP installation will not uninstall, and as mentioned, it will not allow me to reinstall. There must be a file that the installation routine looks for on the hard disk that makes the installation S/W think that a valid installation still exists...still scratching my head.
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printers will do that every time
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

1: Clean out your temp folder.. Many installs place files in there for quick use and don't bother cleaning them out..

2: Do a Registry search for anything concerning HP as you have tried already..

3: Go into Windows Explorer>c: drive>Program Files and look for anything named Hewlett Pachard.. Open each one and delete the entire folder if related to the printer in question..

Reboot..

Murray
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