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completely remove all and any trace and history of s printer install

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win 7 sp1
can someone please advise on what i need  to do to COMPLETELY remove all drivers, ports, drivers, reg keys, history, files etc of all previous printer installs?
I could image the machine but there must be a way to avoid this?
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A way to remove all the drivers is to open up the command prompt in Administrator Mode. Type the following;

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

start devmgmt.msc

Then, select the option to Show Hidden Devices.

This will show you ALL the installed devices this system has EVER had.   Just simply right- click and uninstall. :)
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Petben030--Use Revouninstaller.  Step 4 will remove all Registry leftovers.
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
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thanks I will look at the suggestions Monday. I need to apply the fix to 500 win 7 computers, are there any ideas for scripted or at least remote methods?
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unfortunately nothing worked and the only 'fix' is to image the computers.
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Petben030--And an image does not include the problems?
Perhaps you meant System Restore?  Or Repair Install?
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I'm rebuilding the computers using Ghost.
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Petben030--Why do you think an image will not contain the same problems you now have?
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it will not contain any previous print driver installs, it is just win7 plus a few bits and pieces. all the rest is installed via msi and GPO.
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no options worked
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