Deleting 1200 Printer series system file

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I have certain file leftover of 1200 series printer in my system even after uninstalling it 2 years before.

While trying to uninstall it,

I get a red X mark stating that files are still in use and close the file to continue with the uninstall process.


Answered By 10 points N/A #91635

Deleting 1200 Printer series system file


Hi Ms.Morgan,

You can Use Add/Remove programs, to simply do it please follow below Procedure;    

a. Leave the Parallel cable attached from your Printer 1200 product to the computer.
b. Close all applications and TSRs before running the software install.

  • Simultaneously press and release the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys on the keyboard to open the Windows security window.
  • Click Task Manager and then click the Applications tab.
  • Highlight one item and click End Task .
  • Repeat this procedure until all items are closed.

c. Select Start , and then Control Panel from the Windows desktop and then double-click Add or Remove Programs. Select Change or Remove Programs and then click Printer 1200 Uninstaller .
d. Click Change/Remove and follow the instructions in the Uninstall Wizard.

  • Click Next on the Welcome screen to being the uninstall.
  • Click Select All and then Next on the Components screen. The system should start removing files.
  • Click No to All when the message The following file is a shared file but is not used by any other programs. Would you like to delete it? appears. The system will again start removing files.
  • Click Finish on the Uninstall Wizard Complete screen.
  • Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and then click Finish on the Uninstall Wizard screen.

e. When Windows restarts, if the Add New Hardware Wizard screen appears, click Cancel .
f. Delete the Printer 1200 All-in-One folder.

  • Select Start , then Search , and then All Files and Folders from the Windows desktop.
  • On the Search Results screen under All or part of the file name text box, type "LaserJet All-in-One" (including the quotes).
  • Verify that Hard drives (C) is selected in the Look in box and then click Search .
  • The HP LaserJet All-in-One folder should be located in the C:Program FilesPrinter Brand folder. Highlight Printer 1200 All-in-One, click File and then Delete from the top menu bar.
  • Click Yes on the Confirm Folder Delete screen.

g. Remove any Printer 1200 drivers from the Server Properties as follows:

  • Click Start , then Printers and Faxes from the Windows desktop.
  • Select File , then Server Properties from the top menu bar of the Printers and Faxes folder.
  • Click the Drivers tab.
  • Highlight the Printer 1200 driver listing and click Remove .
  • Repeat this step for each Printer 1200 driver in the Drivers tab.
  • Close the Printers and Faxes folder.

            NOTE:    If the parallel cable is connected between the printer and the computer, the default driver installed by Windows XP cannot be removed.
h. Empty the Recycle bin on the computer.

  • Double-click the Recycle Bin icon on the Windows desktop.
  • Click File , and then Empty Recycle Bin on the Recycle Bin screen.
  • Click Yes on the Confirm Files Delete screen.
  • Close the Recycle Bin.

Hope all goes well.

Best Regards,

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