Unable to Delete TCP/IP Printer Port in Windows 10

TCP/IP Printer

If you erase an printer on your computer, you could find that the printer is deleted, but the port is not. The following are steps to remove the TCP/IP Printer port on Windows 10.

Unable to delete the Printer Port of TCP/IP

To cut down on piles of clutter attempt to delete printers that are not used or Printer ports on their personal computers but find out they can’t remove the TCP/IP printer port.

In the majority of these cases users get an error message on their PCs that reads “The requested resource is in use” even though no printer of that type is connected with the system.

This happens because the printer’s reference is still present in the registry. Your computer is convinced that the computer is still being used.

In the majority of cases this issue can be corrected by stopping and restarting the The Print Spooler on your system.

1. Restart the Print Spooler

In the majority of instances stopping and restarting the Printer Spooler service will fix the Error Message , and also let you delete the TCP/IP Printer port from your PC.

1. Right-click on the Start button and then click Run.

2. In the Run Command window enter services.msc and then click OK.

3. On the services screen Right-click on Print Spooler service and click on Stop. Then, right-click on Print Spooler again and click on Restart.

After restarting the Print Spooler service, you will be able to unblock the printer port from your PC.

2. Removing the Printer Port from Registry

In the event that restarting your Print Spooler Service did not resolve the issue You will need delete the printer from your registry.

1. Right-click on the Start button, then click Run.

2. In the Run Command window Enter regedit and click OK.

3. On the registry screen, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\PrinterName

4. Right-click on the Printer Name, then click the”Delete” within the menu that opens.

After removing the Printer from the Register, Restart your computer or Restart the Print Spooler service.

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