Friday, September 28, 2012

Solution to Error 0x00000709

Two days spent on this problem. In this problem, we can't set a printer to default.

Had two printers connected to a computer. Someone deleted the files without uninstalling one of the printers. And when I tried to change the default printer settings to the another printer, it didn't work. I couldn't set the new printer as default.

After a lot of research I found that, the register entry in Windows had the old printer name and id in the device entry.

Goto Start -> Run ->
Then type regedit
Select  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
Exact location maybe slightly different.

Then I saw an entry by the name Device with the old printer detail.

Tried to change the name and even tried deleting the entry but due to permission problem, couldn't do so.

So,  changed the permission to allow everyone to edit it.

Then deleted the device entry.

Then restarted the computer with the new printer connected.

Eureka! It worked.

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