Windows 10: Deleting or removing unneeded printer updates

Discus and support Deleting or removing unneeded printer updates in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 right after Win10 was released and, when I was trying to attach my HP 5740 Wifi printer using the driver cd, two... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by keithz829, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. keithz829 Win User

    Deleting or removing unneeded printer updates


    I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 right after Win10 was released and, when I was trying to attach my HP 5740 Wifi printer using the driver cd, two updates appeared in the Windows Update dialog that will not install, nor can I remove them.

    Is there a way to get rid of these two updates from the Windows Update dialog?

    Thanks in advance.



    :)
     
    keithz829, Oct 23, 2015
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  2. No color management in print dialogue box

    Why is the critical step of removing all old printer drivers (Step 5) in the Printui dialogue the same as Step 6 right clicking the printer in Devices and Printers to delete it and restart PC?

    After you install the printer software in Print 8 you did a lot of other things with a Desktop app that are not in the list and unneeded. Why were these necessary instead of just selecting a .pdf document to print and trying it?

    The reason I ask is that I've suggested these steps countless times and they have always worked if only they are followed, not adding a bunch of steps at the end.

    I hope this helps.
     
    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP, Oct 23, 2015
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  3. Can I have help moving or deleting some unneeded parts of Windows or programs to free up some space on a crowded drive?

    I don't understand how this could be but I found an entire duplicate set of my data files that I normally have saved on my D: HDD that had been saved onto my C: drive in a folder named ALL. I deleted them since I don't need them.


    Deleting or removing unneeded printer updates [​IMG]


    I even make a weekly backup copy on a USB thumbdrive as a safety.

    So I deleted all of that extra junk and now I've got tons of space!


    Deleting or removing unneeded printer updates [​IMG]
     
    Jeff A. Davis, Oct 23, 2015
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  4. jds63 Win User

    Deleting or removing unneeded printer updates

    jds63, Oct 23, 2015
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  5. jds63 Win User
    jds63, Oct 23, 2015
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  6. keithz829 Win User
    Yes, this is what I want to do. I was able to download the Windows drivers for my printer and it works just fine.
     
    keithz829, Oct 23, 2015
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  7. jds63 Win User
    Weird HP site showed built in drivers in Windows 10 for your model, so wondering why windows update would show any, unless some new ones came out that HP not showing at there site. Only way i saw to remove drivers from appearing or clearing windows update.
     
    jds63, Oct 23, 2015
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  8. jds63 Win User

    Deleting or removing unneeded printer updates

    Welcome to Ten-Forums Keith !
     
    jds63, Oct 23, 2015
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  9. keithz829 Win User
    Thank you and the welcome for the assist JDS63. This has been frustrating me since I upgraded.
     
    keithz829, Oct 24, 2015
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  10. jds63 Win User
    Your welcome Kieth, hope it is all fixed, if need further help repost or add to this one. Look through the many tutorials here as can help you with a lot.
     
    jds63, Oct 24, 2015
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  11. spapakons Win User
    Just hide the relevant updates to be excluded, as described in this tutorial.
     
    spapakons, Apr 5, 2018
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