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Description of Problem 100000031344

How do I uninstall the software and/or driver for my ADS scanner on Windows OS?


Description of Solution 200000040279

The following instructions will help you completely uninstall the printer driver.

It is strongly recommended that you close all other applications before beginning the uninstall process.

You must be logged on with administrator rights.

  

Case 1: If you installed the driver from the Brother CD or Full Driver & Software Package.

For Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 Users:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click All Programs (Programs).

  1. Search for the Brother Program group. It will be named Brother.
  2. Choose XXX-XXXX (your model name) => Uninstall from the list.

    NOTE: For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, when the User Account Control screen appears, click Allow or Yes.

  1. The Brother MFL-Pro Uninstaller window will appear.
    For USB cable users, ensure that the Brother machine is powered on and connected to your computer.
  2. Click OK. The uninstallation will now continue. Follow the screen directions. You may be prompted to confirm the uninstall procedure.
  3. Once the uninstallation is complete, you will see a window stating: For successful uninstallation, you must restart Windows.
    For USB cable users, disconnect the cable from the Brother machine.
  4. Choose Yes, I want to restart my computer now. and click Finish to restart your computer.


For Windows 8 or later Users:

  1. On the Start screen, right-click somewhere on an empty spot (1), and then click, All Apps from the bar (2).

  1. Click Brother Utilities.

  1. Select your model name from the pull-down list.
  2. Choose Tools and then click Uninstall.

    NOTE: When the User Account Control screen appears, click Allow or Yes.

  1. The Brother MFL-Pro Uninstaller window will appear.
    For USB cable users, ensure that the Brother machine is powered on and connected to your computer.
  2. Click OK. The uninstallation will now continue. Follow the screen directions. You may be prompted to confirm the uninstall procedure.
  3. Once the uninstallation is complete, you will see a window stating: For successful uninstallation, you must restart Windows.
    For USB cable users, disconnect the cable from the Brother machine.
  4. Choose Yes, I want to restart my computer now. and click Finish to restart your computer.

 

Case 2: If you installed the driver using the Add Printer Wizard or Found New Hardware Wizard.

  1. Make a temporary folder on your HDD as location to save the downloaded self-extracting file. e.g. C:\bront
  2. Click HERE to download the uninstall tool for both ADS2000 and ADS2500W.

Note: The uninstall tool is intended for local interface users only.

  1. Once downloading is completed, double click the downloaded file to extract it.
  2. The decompression process was successful. will appear. Click OK.
  3. A folder will be created in the temporary folder created in Step 1.
  4. Open the folder and double click BrRemPnP.exeBrother Device Driver Uninstall Tool dialog box will appear.

    NOTE: For Windows Vista or later users, when the User Account Control screen appears, click Allow or Yes.

  1. Select your model name from the pull-down list and click OK.

  1. The uninstallation has been completed successfully. will appear. Click OK.

 

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