Remove network printers with regedit

At some point, you’re bound to come across a network printer (or two) that doesn’t seem to want to delete.

Example: “I’m trying to delete a printer but it’s coming up with an error.”

Resolution: Open Regedit by clicking Start > Run or by holding Win Key + R and type “regedit”. Once it has opened, navigate down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Printers > Connections. You should see the names of the printers that you had trouble deleting normally — just right click and delete these.

They should no longer appear in Printers and Faxes.