How to remove a printer from Mac OS or Windows operating system


  • How to do I delete a printer from my computer?


Sometimes there is a need to delete a printer from a computer, either as a troubleshooting step or because you no longer need access to the printer or it is no longer available.


If you no longer use a printer, you can delete it from your available printers. 

How to remove a printer from Windows

1. Click the Start menu
2. Click Settings
3. Select "Devices"
4. Click Printers & Scanners
5. Select the printer and click Remove device
6. Click Yes when asked "are you sure you want to remove this device?

How to remove a printer from MacOS

1. Click the Apple menu 
2. Select System Preferences
3. Click Printers & Scanners
4. Select the printer in the list 
5. Click Remove (-)
6. Click 'Delete Printer' when asked 'Are you sure you want to delete the printer "name of printer"? 

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