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I have installed a 3rd party PDF printer on my Windows XP machine. It appeared in the list of printers. I then, deleted the printer through the Printers List, and proceeded to uninstall it through the Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel.

When done, I attempted to install the printer again. The installation was smooth, and did not encounter any problems. However, the PDF printer does not show up in the list.

Has anyone encountered this issue? If so, how did you resolve it?
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When you ininstalled the printer, did you also uninstall all related drivers and software?
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What version of XP?  If SP2, this might add info for you
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2netwk.mspx
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by:BMaadarani
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It is XP with SP2. I looked the information in the above URL, as well as something else that have to do with setting some environment variables. All of which did not help. Upon closer examination, I found that there were remnances of old Printer installation. I removed the remnances, and re-installed. Then, the printer showed up without any issues..

I guess the un-install did not clean up the environment entirely.

Thank you for your help.
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Thanks for the good news... so my information helped posted as this?

Comment from astaec
Date: 10/21/2004 01:23PM PDT
 When you ininstalled the printer, did you also uninstall all related drivers and software?
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Please do finalize this.... and also look at your other open questions, which are quite old.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/QH_1932887.html

If you want more on how this site works on the Question/Answer process, click the link towards the bottom called Question and Answer Tips.

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I assume the information I posted helped, based on last comment.   Thank you for your work to finalize these overlooked items, TheLearnedOne.
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I'm assuming the "C" grade means you did not get what you wanted, sorry to note.  Asta
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The information shed some light on certain aspects of the problem. But it did not help.
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