If you are trying to set your default printer and suddenly you get an error that “Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network”. In such case, you can’t set your default printer, but still, you would be able to print documents from notepad or WordPad but you won’t be able to print any document from MS Word, Excel or any other software program which select default printer for printing.
Why do you get error 0x00000709?
Whenever you install printer driver it makes changes to your computer like copying tons of files to your hard drive, creating new windows service, adding different keys to the registry files and many other changes. It does set these files in such a way so that it can get permission to perform printing task.
Sometimes a malware or a conflicting program can change these permissions and your printer stops working as usual.
Error 0x00000709 occurs when printing permission gets revoked from the windows registry by any malware or conflicting program.
How to Fix Error 0x00000709
Also, if you have tried reinstalling printer driver with no luck and Print and Scan doctor provided by printer company is also not working then you need to follow these steps.
This fix is applicable for Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.
Step 1. Press Windows + R Button together and you will get the run box, type “regedit” in this box and hit OK.
And you will get Registry Editor.
Step 2. Now navigate to
Step 3. Once you expanded the folder tree in registry editor Right click on Windows folder and click on Permissions.
Step 4. Once you click on Permissions options you will get a dialog box “Permissions for windows” Here check the Full Control under Allow option, Hit Apply and ok.
Now close registry editor and Restart your Computer, after Restart you will not get error 0x00000709 again, you will be able to set your default printers and can print any document from any software.
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