This post will show you how to remove printer ports in windows 11/10. When you connect a printer to your PC, it installs its dedicated drivers and ports. But if you keep changing or using different printers, the previously installed drivers and ports eat up space and clutter up your device. Keep reading this post if you want to remove these unused printer ports.
How to remove printer ports in Windows 11/10
Follow any of these methods to remove printer ports from your Windows 11/10 PC:
- Using Windows settings
- Using Device Manager
- Using the Registry Editor
- Using the Command Prompt
Now let’s look at these in detail.
1]Using Windows Settings
This is how you can remove printer ports from Windows settings:
- press the Windows key + I open settings.
- navigate to Bluetooth and devices > Printers and scanners and click the printer you want to delete.
- Here, scroll down and click on printer properties.
- The Printer Properties dialog will now open; navigate to ports.
- Select the port you want to remove and click remove ports.
2]Using Device Manager
Follow these steps to remove printer ports using Device Manager:
- Click on Beginlook for Device administratorand open it.
- Expand the print queues section.
- Here, right-click on the printer you want to delete.
- Click on uninstall device to delete the printer and its files.
3]Using Registry Editor
In this method, we will use the Registry Editor to remove the printer ports. That is how:
- Click on Beginlook for regeditand hit Get into.
- Once Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following path:
- A subkey will appear with the name of your printer; right click on the subkey and select Delete.
4]Using Command Prompt
To remove a print port using the command prompt in Windows, follow these steps:
- Open the symbol of the system as administrator
- Type the following command and press Get into. replace the
with the port you want to remove.
printerport delete <PortName>
- Close Command Prompt and reboot your device.
Now you have successfully removed printer ports in Windows 11/10.
We hope this post has helped you.
Read: How To Change Printer Port In Windows 11/10 Easily
How do I remove an existing printer port?
To remove an existing printer port, open Settings, go to Bluetooth & devices > Printers & scanners, and select the printer you want to remove. Scroll down to select Printer Properties and navigate to Ports. Here, select the port you want to remove and click Remove Ports.
How do I delete a port in Windows?
Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\COM Name Arbiter
Right-click on b, select Modify, set the value data as 0, and click OK to save the changes.