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Deleting TCP/IP Port

By sfolsom ·
I started to create a Standard TCP/IP port connection for a printer. It bound to the generic network card but I canceled the process after that since I could not find the correct driver on Microsoft's list. However when I go in and try to creat the printer on the IP it says it is already in use. Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

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by PCSupportUK In reply to Deleting TCP/IP Port

Create or open the properties for another printer on the same computer (even just a fake local printer). Go to the port tab and it will show all the printer ports that exist.
Right click on the port so that it is highlighted (but not ticked in the box) then click on the Delete Port button, then OK.
If you created a fake printer to get to the ports the whole printer can now be deleted.
The next time you try to add the original printer on the port will re-create normally.

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Thanks for sharing your tip!

by dtanner01 In reply to

I am extremely thankful for finding this tip today, even though it was posted a few years ago! I found myself in the same situation where I had saved an ip address for a wireless printer and then decided to delete it... Whoops.

I hope the writer of this tip will feel good that he helped out someone in need!

Wish all the best for the holiday!



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