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