How to Remove a USB Printer Port

Anything you can do to save space and lesson congestion on your computer is good. So it makes perfect sense to delete an unused USB (Universal Serial Bus) printer port when it is no longer required. Also, typically, the "Port/Description/Printer" list box contains room to view up to eight printer ports. To see the remaining ones, you have to scroll down. That's enough incentive to remove those outdated ports: You save a few seconds in scrolling and therefore locate the printer port you need much faster if you need to troubleshoot it.

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Unplug the USB printer from the computer.

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Click "Start" and then click the "Control Panel."

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Select "Printers and Other Hardware."

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Select the printer with the USB port that you would like to remove.

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Click "Printers" and then select "Properties."

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Go to the "Ports" tab and then highlight the USB port.

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Click "Delete Port" and then click "Apply" and then "OK."