Troubleshoot When Unable to set Default Printer

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Troubleshoot error 0x00000709
Troubleshoot When Unable to set Default Printer

Have you got message ‘error 0x00000709’. This error is related to the old printer you have set as default earlier. Sometime you don’t get any message. But still you facing this problem. You can not set your default printer. Here is a quick fix. You don’t need to reinstall your printer setup. Sometime that wont help.

Printers name that was recorded in your registry are priority on the system which we cannot modify if we’re trying to set a new default printer. So we have to manually modify the registry.

Before we going to make changes in registry you need to remember that the registry section is very sensitive. If we modify registry incorrectly than serious  problems might occur.  So we made a backup before we made any changes. So how we do that.

  1. Press Windows+R key
Troubleshoot When Unable to set Default Printer
Run Dialog Box Where We type regedit for Open Registry Editor

2. In run dialog box type “regedit” and hit enter

3. Registry Editor will open.

Troubleshoot When Unable to set Default Printer
Registry Editor Program Main View

4. Navigate to file menu and click on export.

5. Now save the registry backup on safe place. If anything go wrong we can restore it.

Troubleshoot When Unable to set Default Printer
We taking registry backup

Windows Registry Editor is windows utility program that used to view and change the settings in the system registry.

Now, we can troubleshoot. we have made backup if anything go wrong we can restore it. This is our safe site.

How to Troubleshoot Error 0x00000709:

  1. Press Windows+R key

2. In run dialog box type “regedit” and hit enter

3. Registry Editor will open.

4. Now navigate to this location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Window
Troubleshoot When Unable to set Default Printer
Navigate to desire location for make changes in registry

5. Now click the Right click

6. Navigate to permissions and click on it.

Troubleshoot When Unable to set Default Printer
Navigate to permissions for set new permissions.

7. Now Full control > Allow >checkbox. Select this checkbox and Apply this change.

Troubleshoot error 0x00000709
Give all permission and Apply to make changes

We are done here. Restart your system. After reboot Go to devices & printers. Now you can set any printer to your default printer. If have still face any problem please comment here I’ll help you. Don’t forget to share or like.

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