you can remove them from registry in windows 7, cant see how thats changed much for 8
Removing printers from regedit on windows 7
Im having trouble removing some printer from a win 8 laptop. This laptop isn't joint to the domain and these printer are kinder half way added to the laptop. Im unable to remove them as this laptop has no right to do this. I used to be able to add school printers to win 7 laptops for non school laptops but it seems like win 8 is a bit diff. Any ideas how to remove these printers?
Step 1: Open Printers by clicking the Start button .
Step 2: Then click on Control Panel.
Step 3: Then click on Hardware and Sound.
Step 4: Then clicking Printers.
Step 5: Right-click the printer that you want to remove, and then click Delete.
If you can't delete the printer, right-click it again, click Run as administrator, and then click Delete
Can not remove printer in windows 8 - Microsoft Community
Thanks but I did delete all the printers from the registry. I have also tried to delete the printers from the devices and printers. Didn't work. I try to right click on the printer but there isn't an option to run as administrator neither in the control panel. I think its to do with the fact that this laptop isnt in the domain. I managed to add a printer but funnily it doesn't show up in the devices and printer. However when i print from Word I can see it and print from it too.
I've found printers wont delete if there are jobs in the queue.
Thanks. I try what they suggested in the post but the printer still not showing. All 4 printers have no jobs in the queue. God I hate win 8!
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