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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:07 pm

Uninstalling a printer

OK - should be straight forward but when I try to uninstall my Espon printer it won't do it.
Reason I want to uninstall and reinstall is that I accidentally installed the German version and I'm not up to scratch with my German :oops: :oops: :oops:
I know .......... I'm an eejit. I've managed to uninstall all software except the driver.......... that doesn't seem to want to come out.

Can anyone help?
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:31 pm

Hi Marcella, have you gone into the driver window and deleted it from there, same place you update driver from?

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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:44 pm

I tried going into server properties and selecting the driver and clicking 'remove' but it comes up with an error saying driver currently in use (?) and therefore won't allow me to remove it.
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:51 pm

I've got it removed now!!!!
Must have been having a 'blonde' moment as I hadn't deleted the printer first :oops: therefore it wouldn't let me remove the driver!!!!! :oops:
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:54 pm

Marcella wrote:Must have been having a 'blonde' moment



im not saying a word :roll:


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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:57 pm

Marcella wrote:I've got it removed now!!!!
Must have been having a 'blonde' moment as I hadn't deleted the printer first :oops: therefore it wouldn't let me remove the driver!!!!! :oops:


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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:59 pm

stop ganging up on me you two!!!!! :(
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:02 pm

:you:
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:21 pm

OMG it's still in f****** German!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:23 pm

*rofl*


Sorry, can't help.

I know less about PCs than do you. :P
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:24 pm

Marcella wrote:OMG it's still in f****** German!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:28 pm

found this on t'internet

Windows uses a foreign language information file when installing a printer driver via USB. This then installs the associated foreign printer driver and utility files.

This can be corrected with a full uninstall of the printer driver. The standard uninstall will not remove the original foreign language files. Please follow the steps below to install the English version of the printer driver:

Step One:
Switch off and disconnect the printer. Go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, and remove EPSON PRINTER SOFTWARE (this may be named in a foreign language like 'EPSON DRUCKER SOFTWARE' - when you are at this stage and have selected to 'change/remove' this item, a window will appear titled 'EPSON Printer Utility' - above the icons of each of your EPSON printers will be a 'Printer Model' tab and 'Utility' tab (Note, if there is no Utility Tab then just continue). Please click on one of the printers so it is highlighted, then select 'Utility' - please tick every box listed in the 'Utility' section and select 'OK'. Answer positively to all questions and once the uninstall is complete, you will need to follow the same procedure to remove the other EPSON printer drivers by clicking on 'EPSON PRINTER SOFTWARE' again and 'CHANGE/REMOVE'.

Step Two:
Open up Windows Explorer or My Computer, and navigate to the drive (usually C) where windows is installed. Browse to the folders called windows/inf on XP, or winnt/inf on 2000. If you can not locate the INF folder please go into the START MENU and select RUN. If there is any text within this box please remove and type C:\windows\inf and press enter. Please be advised that 'C' represents the hard drive on your PC. If your hard drive is a different letter please amend as necessary.

Find the files labelled OEMxx.inf or OEMxx, where xx is a number from 00, 01, 02 etc upwards. You will need to double click on each INF file in turn, and if it says “SEIKO EPSON” or “EPSON” within the first few lines, then you need to close the file, and then delete it. Please also can you delete the corresponding PNF. Repeat this until all EPSON INF files are removed.

Note: You cannot open a PNF file.

Step Three:
Staying in Explorer or My Computer, stay within the windows folder (winnt folder on 2000) and navigate to system32/spool/drivers, and go into the folder named "w32x86". Delete any folders that begin with "epson", and then restart. Once rebooted, empty the recycle bin, and attempt reinstallation of printer, using the instructions below.

Step Four:
MAKE SURE YOUR PRINTER IS STILL SWITCHED OFF AND DISCONNECTED AT THIS POINT. Insert your driver CD. Double Left Click on My Computer and select your CD drive by right clicking on the CD icon and select open. When you first open/browse the CD-Rom then you should see various folders. Please browse to the Common Folder. Within here select the Printer Driver Folder then choose the WinVISTA/XP_2k folder. Run the Setup.exe file and complete the installation as normal making sure you only connect the printer when requested to do so.

Step Five:
Once this has completed installing, please remove the CD from the CD drive and reboot the PC. The foreign language tabs will now appear in English.
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:33 pm

I knew you'd find that funny .......... anyway, I found the language options.............. reinstalling yet again!!!!!!!! :oops:
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:43 pm

well?
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:51 pm

........... still in German even though I selected 'English' OFFS!
I've wasted too much time on this .......... need to get productive work done!
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:58 pm

will need to try that George .......... think it might be the only way to remove the German., :-?
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:05 pm

Never mind Marcella - If all else fails you could always use this:-
http://babelfish.yahoo.com/
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:28 pm

:lol1: think that is going to be my only option at this rate Phill! :lol1:
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:42 pm

I installed a Spanish driver on my printer at home...

All I did was uninstall the driver and software.
Went to the makers site and found just the English driver (not an international one)

The good side of it was I learnt some Spanish :)
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:50 pm

Joseph Helm wrote:I installed a Spanish driver on my printer at home...

All I did was uninstall the driver and software.
Went to the makers site and found just the English driver (not an international one)

The good side of it was I learnt some Spanish :)


my first attempt at fixing it last week was by going to the Espon website and downloading an updated driver, but there's an error on their page every time I try to download anything.

Danke schön!
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:38 pm

easiest way is to use the restore point before you installed the driver.

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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:56 pm

Well ........ I'm printing in English!!!! :D

Couldn't restore, the pc wouldn't do it for some reason. Anyway the only option that was given that worked was the one George put up ......... followed all the instructions and deleted the offending files and reinstalled in the way it advised. Worked a treat! :D

Thanks George that's a beer I owe you at SignUK. :wink:
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:11 pm

:bow: skill courage and a good knowledge of the game

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