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removing default printers!


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pals...

i m creating an unattended vista dvd...so needed some help.

everything has finished..just 1 prob...

i dont want any printer installed....

as soon as i install vista i get 2 printers default installed....

1. fax

2. xps something...

is there a way by which none get installed in the 1st place....or is there a way by whihc i can delete it during inst proc..

needed help pals...

thanx

angel

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A bit belated but... once Vista is installed, you can do the following:

- Open a registry editor and navigate to: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Packages

- Take ownership of the Packages key and give Administrators Full Control. (or do it for the individual package keys you want to remove)

- Take note of the packages you want to remove and delete the Owner subkey of each (ignore the language pack keys that end in en-US~6.0.6000.16386 - if you're using english Vista)

If you want to remove all printing features, you would want to remove the following:

Microsoft-Windows-Printing-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.6000.16386
Microsoft-Windows-Printing-PremiumTools-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.6000.16386
Microsoft-Windows-Printing-XPSServices-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.6000.16386

That's all the printing packages I can see on my system.

- Open a command shell and run the following commands

pkgmgr /up:Microsoft-Windows-Printing-XPSServices-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.6000.16386

pkgmgr /up:Microsoft-Windows-Printing-PremiumTools-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.6000.16386

pkgmgr /up:Microsoft-Windows-Printing-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.6000.16386

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