How to Delete a Universal HP Printer Driver

Written by richard morgan
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If you've ever printed anything from your computer, you've used a printer driver. The printer driver is a software program that takes the data from the computer and converts it to a specific format for a printer. Over time, drivers may need to be repaired, replaced or deleted. If you need to delete a Universal HP Printer Driver from your system, you'll find that it's quite simple.

Skill level:
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    Deleting a Universal HP Printer Driver

  1. 1

    Locate your Printers folder. In Windows XP, it will be found in the Control Panel under "Printers." In Windows Vista and Windows 7, it will be found when you click on the "Start" menu and look under the list "Devices and Printers."

  2. 2

    Open the folder and locate the "HP Universal Printing Pxx" file. Highlight and delete it.

  3. 3

    Select "File" and "Server Properties." You will find four tabs. Click on the tab labelled "Drivers."

  4. 4

    Find the "HP Universal Printing Pxx" file, located on the list of all the drivers you currently have installed. When you locate it, highlight the file.

  5. 5

    Click on the option that is labelled "Remove," which gets rid of the Universal HP Printer Driver.

  6. 6

    Restart your computer if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • Before you remove any drivers, write down exactly which driver you are removing. In case of an error, you can always add the driver back into the system.
  • Always check to make sure that you are using the most current version driver. Older versions may cause problems and conflict with installed programs.
  • Drivers are very important to a successful operating system. Before removing any drivers, make sure that you need to do so. If you are not certain that you need to remove a driver, contact the technical support team for the software or hardware you are having problems with.

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