Good uninstall utility?

  justjill 11:45 14 Oct 06

A friend is having problems with a new printer and the problem seems to be that the old printer will not completely uninstall. Can anyone recommend a program for completely removing hardware/software?

Many thanks.

  rawprawn 12:03 14 Oct 06

Advanced Uninstaller, I believe you can get a free trial click here
However it may be worth first reinstalling your printer and then uninstall it again using add/ remove programs.

  Stuartli 12:05 14 Oct 06

There may also be an Uninstall facility for the software from Start>Programs>Name of Printer Manufacturer

  rawprawn 12:06 14 Oct 06

Also you can download a full free version of Registry Mechanic click here
(You must register to get the Code) which could help clear any orphan bits left over.

  €dstowe 12:07 14 Oct 06

Printers should be removed from the Printers and Faxes page in the start menu, not Add/remove.

Re-install the old printer as rawprawn suggests and remove in the way I suggest. It will not work by trying to remove odd scraps left behind from an unsuccessful uninstall.

  rawprawn 12:15 14 Oct 06

Thanks for that.I didn't know.

  justjill 13:09 14 Oct 06

Thank you. I've passed all your advice on :)

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