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17Nov/100

Manually Removing ThinPrint Drivers Installed by VMware Tools

1. Deleting the printer object:

Go to the Printers and Faxes folder and delete the printer _#VmwareVirtualPrinter

2. Uninstalling Services:

First go to the services menu and make sure that TPautoconnect is stopped.

Open a command prompt and run the command:

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\tpautoconnsvc –uninstall

Delete the files TPAutoConnect.exe and TPAutoConnSvc.exe in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory.

Open the Printers and Faxes folder, and under File, select Server Properties, select the driver tab, and delete TP Output Gateway.

3. Delete the following keys from the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Enviroments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Print Processors\tpwinprn
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\ThinPrint Print Port Monitor for VMWare
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ThinPrint

4. Restart the Image or Print Spooler

5. Deleting Files:

Remove C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools and delete TPOG3 subfolder completely.
Open C:\WINDOWS\system32 and delete TPSvc.dll, TPVMMon.dll, TPVMMonUI.dll and TPVMW32.dll.
Finally, open C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86 and delete TPwinprn.dll.

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