If you often connect different printers to your computer, then it’s likely that you might have a lot of print drivers installed.
Usually this isn’t much of an issue, but it could become one if you install some similar printers models that might share the same driver.
If you are a Windows 10 user and you want to see all of the printer drivers installed in Windows 10 you can follow the steps below.
Use these steps to view the installed printer drivers in Windows 10.
- Click inside the search field at the bottom-right of the screen.
- Type “control panel” then click the “Control Panel” result.
- Select the “View devices and printers” option.
- Click on any of your installed printers, then click “Print server properties” at the top of the window.
- Choose the “Drivers” tab at the top of the window to view installed printer drivers.
If you want to delete some of the installed printer drivers on this list you can do so by selecting one of them, then clicking the “Remove” option.
Occasionally you might encounter error messages when you try to remove a printer driver like this. If so, then restarting the Print Spooler can help.
You can restart the Print Spooler in Windows 10 by typing “services” into the search field at the bottom-right of the screen, then choosing the “Services App.” You can then scroll down to the “Print Spooler” option, right-click it and choose “Stop,” then click “Restart.”
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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