A friend who lives a long way away wants to get rid of his old Canon printer and install a new HP one on his Vista Home Premium computer. He's asked for my help.He's not at all computer-savvy, so I want to try and make the uninstallation as simple as possible for him, and then complete the clean-up job when I next visit him.My plan, therefore, is simply to get him to go into Start>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Printers, right-click on the icon for the Canon printer and then click Delete.I will then get him to install the HP sofware and finally connect the HP printer.At a later date, I can then uninstall any Canon software on the computer.Can anyone see any flaws in this method, please? If so, what would you recommend (remembering my friend's extreme lack of computer-literacy).Many thanks for any advice.
I would advise, at least until you can sort it yourself, to leave the old printer software in place. It should not make any difference. I have five printers in Control Panel>Printers and Faxes - some I use, some I don't.
... so just get him to install the new printer and set it as default?Presumably it won't matter if the Canon has been disconnected from the computer?
Correct again - I meant to add that the first time :-)
Chalk up another happy customer!Much obliged.
Grreat, thanks for the feedback - I like the easy ones :-)
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