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Manually remove Adobe PostScript printer drivers (Windows)

The Adobe Universal PostScript Windows Driver Installer 1.0.6 automatically installs the correct printer driver files for your operating system. To manually remove these files, follow these instructions.

To manually remove the AdobePS 4.5.3 driver for Windows Millennium Edition (Me), 98, 98SE, or 95:

1. In Windows, choose Start > Settings > Printers.

2. Select any printers that use the AdobePS driver (Ctrl+click to select multiple printers), and delete them. (To determine which printer driver a printer uses, right-click the printer, and choose Properties from the pop-up menu. Next, click the Paper tab, and then click About.) If Windows returns the message "Are you sure you want to delete the printer," click Yes.

3. Delete the following files in the Windows/System folder:

-- Adobeps4.drv

-- Adobeps4.hlp

-- Defprtr2.ppd

-- Adfonts.mfm

Note: If Windows returns the message "Error Deleting File. Cannot delete ADOBEPS4: The specified file is being used by Windows," restart Windows, and then delete the files.

4. If you don't use other software that requires PPD files (for example, Adobe PageMaker), delete all *.ppd files in the Windows/System folder.

To manually remove the PScript 5 driver for Windows XP and 2000:

1. In Windows, choose Start > Settings > Printers.

2. Select any printers that use the AdobePS driver (Ctrl+click to select multiple printers), and delete them. (To determine which printer driver a printer uses, right-click the printer, and choose Properties from the pop-up menu. Next, click the Device Settings tab, right-click the installed printer name at the top of the list of device settings, and click About.) If Windows returns the message "Are you sure you want to delete the printer," click Yes.

3. Delete the following files in the WinNT/System32/Spool/Drivers/W32x86/3 folder:

-- PS5UI.dll

-- Pscript5.dll

-- Pscript.hlp

-- Pscript.ntf

Note: If Windows returns a message that one or more of the files are in use, restart Windows, and then delete the files.

4. If you don't use other software that requires PPD files (for example, Adobe PageMaker), delete all *.ppd files and *.bpd files in the WinNT/System32/Spool/Drivers/W32x86/3 folder.

To manually remove the AdobePS 5.2.2 driver for Windows NT 4:

1. In Windows, choose Start > Settings > Printers.

2. Select any printers that use the AdobePS driver (Ctrl+click to select multiple printers), and delete them. (To determine which printer driver a printer uses, right-click the printer, and choose Properties from the pop-up menu. Next, click the Device Settings tab, click the installed printer name at the top of the list of device settings, and click About Adobe Printer Driver at the bottom of the dialog box.) If Windows returns the message "Are you sure you want to delete the printer," click Yes.

3. Delete the following files in the WinNT/System32/Spool/Drivers/W32x86/3 folder:

-- AdobePS5.dll

-- AdobePS5.ntf

-- AdobePSu.dll

-- AdobePSu.hlp

Note: If Windows returns a message that one or more of the files are in use, restart Windows, and then delete the files.

4. If you don't use other software that requires PPD files (for example, Adobe PageMaker), delete all *.ppd files and *.abd files in the WinNT/System32/Spool/Drivers/W32x86/3 folder.


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Last edited - 02/14/2005

 

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