Remove Private data from the Printer and uninstall all the Drivers from the Computer.

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asked Jul 26, 2014 in 2D Printer Drivers by Dean (120 points)
I am upgrading to a new modern advanced printer and selling this Hp printer that I have, but I can't seem to find a way to format it. I know how to format the windows. Do I have to just format Windows while the printer is connected, to remove all of my data from it?
I also just want to completely remove any leftovers of this printer drivers or any sort of remains of this printer from my computer. I would not want the two drivers to clash, while installing.I just don't want any conflict between the two, when I install my new printer drivers and set it up.
Guide me through this if you can, Please!

2 Answers

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answered Jul 28, 2014 by Raph Cole (1,110 points)
Restore it to Factory Defaults, and witness Magic :)
commented Aug 7, 2014 by Super_Admin (8,660 points)
Good suggestion Raph, but there's more to it, check it out :)
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answered Aug 7, 2014 by Super_Admin (8,660 points)
Hi Dean, hope you are doing well.

     Next time when you install any HP printer, consider installing/uninstalling it through REVO. Since you've already installed it REVO may or may not be able to remove each and every  tiny traces but it still works --- ---


This is recommended for professionals, try it if you are comfortable with CMD.

Click 'Start'
Type 'CMD' (CMD window will open)
Type: net stop spooler --- hit enter ----
Type: net start spooler --- hit enter ----
Now Exit CMD
Next Goto: C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86
Now Delete everything inside "w32x86" folder
(remember, only delete stuff inside it and not the folder "w32x86" itself)
Restart the Computer, and have Fun


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