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uninstall printer driver

I'd like to know how to uninstall a printer driver. I have Win 7 Pro 64-bit and I cannot find the driver so that I can uninstall the driver. I went to Start ? Default Pg > Pgs & Features
I was trying to reinstall the driver and when I ran the setup pg, nothing happened.
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leblanc
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NiabingiCommented:
go to start devices and printers>right click on the printer and remove, click on another printer and click print server properties and click on the drives tab find the driver from the list select remove, providing that you are an admin on the PC you should be able to delete the driver.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The above is what I do and it normally works.

If you still have issues, run Admin Tools, Print Management (system32\printmanagement.exe in Windows 8). In Print Management, you can see both Printers and Drivers. Look for superfluous printers and drivers both and remove (delete) what you do not want.
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
"click on another printer and click print server properties and click on the drives tab find the driver from the list select remove" I removed the printer as you said. But I don't have another printer to select.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did you try Print Management?
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
I got the following error:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try stopping and starting the print spooler.

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run the following:

NET STOP spooler   (and enter)
NET START spooler (and enter)
SFC /SANNOW  (and enter)

Allow to complete, exit, restart, and try again to uninstall the printer.

If no, something may have gone wrong with your system.
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
you meant /scannow. Correct?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
System File Checker is (in the command window):  SFC  /SCANNOW. Yes, I missed the "C"
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
I got an error (see pic)

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If SFC does not work, the next step is Windows 7 Repair Install. You need a working recovery partition or the Windows 7 DVD. Here is a Seven Forums tutorial to assist you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
I will try it with safe mode first before I try Win 7 Repair Install. Thx
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