When you upgrade VMware Fusion, to confirm that the latest version of VMware Virtual Printer is installed on a guest operating system, you can uninstall and reinstall VMware Virtual Printer.


Use the appropriate uninstallation method based on the operating system of the guest.
  • Windows Guest

    Use the Windows uninstall feature to uninstall the VMware Virtual Printer application. For example, for Windows 10, perform the following steps.

    1. Select Start > Windows System > Control Panel.
    2. Click Uninstall a program.
    3. Select VMware Virtual Printer.
    4. Click Uninstall.
  • Debian-Based Linux Guest, such as Debian and Ubuntu
    In a terminal window, run either of the following commands.
    • sudo apt-get purge thinprint
    • sudo dpkg -P thinprint
  • RPM-Based Linux Guest, such as Red Hat, SUSE, and Fedora
    In a terminal window, run the following command.
    • rpm -e thinprint


The VMware Virtual Printer is no longer installed on the guest.

What to do next

Install VMware Virtual Printer again. See Install VMware Virtual Printer