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(FIXED): Windows couldn’t connect to the printer

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

Windows couldn’t connect to the printer? Printers were designed to simplify tasks and bring joy to our work cause everything can be handled without any kind of delay. But, things might get tough when, out of the blue, you get some errors that came out of nowhere. It frustrates right?

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

Maybe it is that project you are working on, your boss, or your coworkers are all depending on you to fix that printer printing problem.

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Don’t worry, I will guide you on how to solve an error as you see in the screenshot above. It doesn’t matter what type of printer you are using, as long as your desktop, laptop, etc runs Windows, I got you covered. Follow these few easy steps and get back to work!

Four legit steps to follow and permanently fix a printer printing problem

 

Step 01: Stop and restart the spooler service.

Search or go to your computer > Services

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

Then look for Print Spooler

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer
Then, Stop the spooler, right in that time Start it.

 

Step 02: Change the workgroup name.

Search, or go to > Workgroup

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

Click on it, after that, change its Domain, Computer, and Workgroup name.

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

You can name it whatever you wish, the point is to change names.

 

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Step 03: Uninstall Windows Updates

Go to the control panel, after you are there then click on Programs 

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

Then, View installed updates

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

 

Once you clicked, look for, Security updates for Microsoft Windows (KB5005565)

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

(It might not be the numbers you see but it won’t be titled differently) 

 

Then uninstall it.

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

 

After clicking on Uninstallyou gonna get asked if you sure about what you want to do, uninstalling an update! Just click yes.

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

 

Step 04: Restart the computer

Once you click on yes, you will see this.

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

 

As how it says in the image above; wait for a couple of minutes, when the updates are uninstalled, you gonna get a message that wants you to do two things, to Restart the computer or to Restart Later the process – just restart the computer to make changes you want.

 

Windows couldn't connect to the printer

And once your computer is back on, You are perfectly done. Go to Printers & Scanners to add your printer. Congratulations, you have finished setting up your printer. Happy printing!

Conclusion

From what you have seen and read above, that is all I prepared for you, but.. you don’t have to hesitate, if you know the other way to fix this kind of error, feel free to leave a comment. And don’t forget to share the article to help others in need.

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Kelvin Chaisson

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