Unable to setup Default Printer, error message: 0X00000709

«Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network.»

This error is generated from user porfile. In some case when doesn’t work selected any printer for printing

How solve this problem to set default printer, one printer we have without define new profile user?

Go to  Start – Run write Regedit and push Enter

Menu Ejecutar

2. ventana - regeditGo to  in :


Selected WINDOWS and push right buton of mouse and push Permission

3. permisos regedit

Set this permission :

For Adminis (<PC name>\Administrators> – Full Control + Read

For Users <PC name> (name user) – Full Control + Read

For Group  Restricted – Read

For SYSTEM – Full Control + Read

4. permisos usuarios

Push the buton ACCEPT

En the next image I don’t have selected any default printer because the windows lost DEVICE register

5. Impresoras

The next step I created this entry. Push Right Click buton en the white zone and selected New -> Alfanumeric Value. For this entry (New Value #1) change the name to DEVICE

6. clave registro

7. clave registro<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
nuevo valor

Select DEVICE and push two times the left buton or the Enter


8. editar cadena

In the information y adding the name of my printer HP LaserJet 3500 and the two value winspool and Ne03. En my case 03 (zero tree) because my printer is the 4th printer instaled.

HP LaserJet 3500,winspool,Ne03:

9. cadena

Push the ACCEPT buton. To verify that all is well open the printer windows and push F5 for refresh the information and if you see the printer is market everything is all right.


10. Impresora<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />



Una respuesta a “Unable to setup Default Printer, error message: 0X00000709”

  1. This really helped to resolve two issues.

    1. Acrobat reader could not see the correct printer.
    2. Could not set default printer.

    Thanks Buddy.

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