Cant remove print driver

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braswell

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I'm trying to delete a driver in Windows XP, The driver is for Canon S630 printer, I tried to delete the driver from the control panel programs R&R and got a message error saying , The file is not valid or data is corrupted. so I tried to delete it with the canon un-install same thing.
I also tried file manager same thing. The printer is fully disconnected from the computer. I did restore back a month and it did delete but if I do that I found way to many things missing that I would have a hard time getting back, so I'm looking for an alternative.
 
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You can remove the actual printer by going to Start > Settings > Printers and right clicking on the Canon printer and choosing Delete.

But I think your problem has more to do with trying to remove the additional software that installs with the printer driver. Right?
 

braswell

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yes I have a new driver , looks like I might have to restore back to clear this up , I really hate doing that. I really think this is a registry problem that i'm more on the safe side by a restore.
 
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Before doing something as drastic as a system restore, try calling Canon.
My wife got an HP Deskjet 930C a year or so ago, and the CD that came with it wasn't flat. Putting that CD into a 52x CD-Rom met with disaster. I ended up with all kinds of problems, not the least of which was trying to install downloaded drivers. I called HP, and the tech walked me through a rip via registry of all the associated entries to get rid of the driver. I'd try that before a restore.
 
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