How to Fix Printer Error Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)

Most of the time when you install printer it gets installed successfully and also set as ‘default’ but sometimes it shows error ” Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) . Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network.

Due to this error our printer not ‘set as default’. This error can comes in all all types of printer like Dot matrix, Laser etc.

Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)

But don’t worry we have got your solution and it will fix your error and you can work with your printer with set as default mode. You should only follow a few important steps carefully.

Many windows users are reporting again and again and looking for a solution to this error, so here we will provide you 3 ways to solve this error.

Here now we are providing very effective and working method for you. You can easily fix this error 0x00000709 when you try this method.

Note: We are providing some screen shots are shown on Windows 7, but the procedure for fixes apply to Windows 10 and Windows 8 as well. 

Please Follow to Fix Error Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)

Steps:-1 : Use Printer Troubleshooting

  • Press Windows button then click on run dialog box or Press Windows+R
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
Run Command
  • Type msdt.exe /id PrinterDiagnostic command on run dialog box
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
Type Command in Run
  • Now click on Next. After several process printer get troubleshooted.
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
Printer Troubleshooting
  • After Printer troubleshooting you can check ‘Set as default’ from Devices and Printers option.

Steps:2 : Reinstall the Printer Driver

  • First of all right click on My Computer then click on Manage then select Device Manager.
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)

• Now You will get Print queue option in the left side, open it and right click on the printer and then uninstall it as shown in image below.

Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
  • After that right click computer name on the top and then click on Scan for hardware changes.
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
Reinstall the Printer Driver

After this process your Printer new updated driver has been successfully installed and you can check your set as default and Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) has been resolved.

Steps:-3 By Using Registry Editor

Warning: **Modification the registry in your pc/laptop could cause irrecoverable error if the modification is done incorrectly/mistakenly, therefore, this is very important for you to take backup of your registry first**

  • If after all of these process issue has not been fixed we have to follow our final solution which is registry editor.
  • Click on Start button, then type Run then regedit and then Enter
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
  • Click on Yes if this screen appear
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
  • Now Follow this Path:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)

  • Now Right Click on the Windows and then click on Permissions
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
  • Now tick the box Allow for Full Control, then click Apply and then click OK to save the changes. 
Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709)
  • Finally restart the PC/Laptop.
  • After restart Go to Devices & printers , select your respective printer then right click on printer and finally click on ‘set as default’

That’s all!!

This is very short and working solution for this error ( Printer Error Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) ) Please comment if you got any help from this article.

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