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    Question Printer Drop down lists--how to make current?

    I have a bunch of printers listed in my printer drop down lists. Some are installed, and some aren’t (they’ve been deleted in “Printers and Devices”). How do I get the lists to actually reflect the printers that are on my system?

    I don't mind editing the registry if that's what it takes, as long as the directions are inclusive.

    thanks!
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    I fixed it.

    I went into REGEDIT, backed up the current registry, and then went to the following keys:

    HKLM\system\controlset001\control\print\printers and deleted the unwanted printers I found there.

    I also went into

    HKCC\system\CurrentControlSet\control\print\printe rs and delete the unwanted printer I found there.

    Guess what? No more unwanted printers listed in my “devices and printers” panel, or in various apps.

    Henry S. Winokur
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    Glad you solved your problem. Thank you for posting back with your solution.
    Last edited by Medico; 2013-06-18 at 16:20.
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