Win10 printers keep coming back, not deleting

If a printer keeps coming back try this:

Or (maybe and)

The only solution for me was:

    • Downloading PSTools
    • Running CMD as administrator
    • Run the command psexec -i -s c:\windows\regedit.exe (make sure you don’t have regedit open already, otherwise it gives an error)
    • Delete all keys under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SWD\PRINTENUM which contained the printer name that keeps coming back.

You have to use the PStools option, because otherwise you will get an access denied error when deleting the regkeys.

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