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I need to make sure all trace of my previous printer is removed so i can install my new printer.

I have uninstalled the software for my old Photosmart printer, but I need to completely clean out any trace of the HP product, as I have a sneaking suspicion something got left behind and is stopping my new product (Epson) from being loaded properly. I'm hoping there is a piece of software that HP has which cleans out all traces of their products, as this is something 99% of other companies (i have dealt with) have in their armoury. Any help would be appreciated.

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Go to your device manager and go to the printers and remove it from there if you still believe there are others drivers go to add/remove programs and do a search for printers or print drivers there and remove. Restart the computer double check to ensure items are gone and out of your recycling bin - load and install new software.

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    Leena Mowat Jan 15, 2013

    I have done all of that, but from previous experience, and from the issues I am having, I know there are some hidden files or settings that are causing me issues. I have run disk cleanup and defrag. I have cleared the temp folders, I have restarted my machine, and run all manner of diagnostics. I know from expereince that HP have a tool which does a wipe of all files connected to the product, as I have used it before (I just didn't save a copy). I just need a copy of that software, or someone to point me in the right direction.

  • rohb Jan 15, 2013

    I've never had that issue - but you can do a a search for HP items on your system and delete them that way too. Sorry I cannot help any further I've never encountered an issue with HP that I couldn't rectify.

  • Leena Mowat
    Leena Mowat Jan 15, 2013

    I've already done a search for all HP items and deleted them, after I uninstalled everything through the control panel. Like I said, I know they have a "magic wand" piece of software that does the wipe, i just haven't got a copy, so i'm hoping someone out there does. Thanks for looking at my problem though, its appreciated xx



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