Error 0x00000709 : Operation Could Not Be Completed Printer

Error 0x00000709: While we are using computers, we get many error code which seems weird as well as ruin our mood. Among those Windows error Error 0x00000709 is one. Especially whenever you are trying to set up a printer device, you may likely to get Error 0x00000709.  When this error comes, not only it prevents to print on the printer, but also it won’t let you print on Wordpad, Excel or any other software, MS Office Word, notepad, etc. It is annoying, isn’t it?

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So if you are also one who is irritated with  Error 0x00000709, then here we are with its solutions. So that you will not encounter it again.

Error 0x00000709: Operation Could Not Be Completed Printer

 Always make sure that whenever this error comes with a message Operation could not be completed(error 0x00000709), then just click twice on Printer name and most importantly the printer has to be connected to the network. Sometimes it also happens that when you try to add any new printer, then also you encounter with this problem. In such case, it may be due to Windows registry.

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If there is any problem with printer’s registry value, then Error 0x00000709 may arise. If this is the case, then it will stop the windows to set up any default printer. So it’s better to take a back up of registry value when you are trying to set up any default printer just to avoid any mistake with the values.

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Steps To Fix Error 0x00000709 

First, we will try a method related to Registry. Because sometime Registry can also be a reason for Error 0x00000709.

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  • First click on Start and then type Regedit. Once you type this a window will open. Right click on that and select Run As Administrator. Now again a new window will open. There you have to type Regedit. Now press the button OK.
  • Now if a User Access Control window comes, then accept it by clicking on YES.
  • Expand the tree in the left panel and follow the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Windows.
  • Here you can see entries with values present in front of them. Hereafter right clicking on Device, click on Modify.
  • Now replace your printer name with line PRINTER, wins pool, Ne00: that appears under this value data.  Once you change printer name click on OK.
  • If dialogue cannot edit device comes then after right click on Windows, select for permission and then check Full Control Box. Repeat this process.

When you execute this process, mostly Error 0x00000709 goes. Soon you will be able to type and print.

 An alternate method 

If the above method does not work, then don’t panic. Here we have an alternate method. Follo the below steps to execute this method.

Click start or hit the Windows button plus R and run the registry editor again and change the following:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings\Wizard\Locate Type: The value should be changed to 2.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings\Wizard\Set as Default: Same as well, change it to 2.
After that, reboot your computer and surprise, Printer Error 0x00000709 is gone.

  • Click on the Start button.
  • Now press Window + R. Here Registry editor will run.
  • Now change the following settings.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings\Wizard\Locate Type : Change the value to 2

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings\Wizard\Set as Default: Here also you have to change the value to 2.

  • After this, restart your computer.
  • Surprisingly Error 0x00000709 will resolve.

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