The most common problem encountered when using a wired printer on our Windows 11 or 10 PC is ERROR 0x00000709. A large number of users have encountered it. As soon as you start printing something, you’ll see an error message on the screen that says “Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) double-check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network”?
If you are experiencing the same problem, you may be able to print NotePad and WordPad documents. However, you would be unable to print the document or files from other software such as Excel and other documents. This error can be particularly aggravating when you need to print an important document and are greeted with an error message. In this post, we will discuss a few of the best methods for resolving the error in your Windows 11 and Windows 10 operating systems.
Possible reasons behind getting the ERROR 0x00000709
We are all aware that in order for a print to function properly, we must install the appropriate drivers. When you install the driver, it performs a variety of actions such as copying its files to your hard drive, creating a new Windows service, adding different keys to the registry files, and making numerous other changes to ensure that the printer works properly.
You may receive this 0x00000709 printer error if you have accidentally revoked the printer’s permissions or if malware has been installed on your PC, causing the files to fail to function properly. However, there could be several causes for this error, and not all of them are known. Let’s look at how you can resolve the problem.
How to fix the printer ERROR 0x00000709 on Windows 11/10?
We have mentioned the two best possible methods using which you can try to solve the error in your PC. Follow the methods mentioned below step-by-step and most probably your issue will get solved.
1) Using Registry Editor
- Press Windows+R shortcut on your keyboard to open Run.
- Now type “Regedit” in the space and hit enter. This will open Registry Editor.
- Now navigate to the following location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Windows.
- Now right click on the Windows folder, and then select permission.
- A new window will open now, under Full control check the Allow box. Make sure to select the “Administrators” and “All Application Packages” under Group or user names.
- Now click on Apply button, close the window and restart your Windows 11/10 PC.
As soon as you finish restarting your PC, check whether the issue got fixed or not! Most probably, the issue should get fixed and for some reason, it doesn’t get fixed, then try the second method.
2) Uninstall Windows update
If you tried the first method and that didn’t work for you, then most probably, the issue is with the latest update of the Windows itself. In this scenario, you will have to uninstall the latest update of Windows. And thankfully, you can do it in just a few simple steps. To uninstall windows update, open Settings, go to Windows update section, now go to Advanced options, now scroll down and click on Recovery. Now select uninstall updates. Follow the on-screen instruction and you will finally be able to uninstall the latest update of Windows.
The uninstall update process might take a long time. So don’t worry, your PC will restart. As soon as your PC boots up, check whether the issue got fixed or not.
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