Printer software keeps uninstalling during installation


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My lexmark wifi printer wasnt working so I uninstalled the software thinking re-installing would solve the problem. Now, whenever I try to re-install the Lexmark software, as soon as it installs the uninstall option (part way through loading the application and I know this as it updates as installing) it starts to uninstall itself. I have tried countless driver sites but they all have the same issue. Is this a Windows 7 issue?


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Microsoft Community Contributor

Make sure you have removed the old driver installation completely.
Go to the folder where is installs and delete it.

Download and run CCleaner, and it's registry checker, it's free.

Next, try uninstalling you printer in Device Manager.
Then reboot and let Windows detect it again.

If windows doesn't find drivers for it on it's own, and asks if you want to let it search online let it.

Last, try installing manually again.


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