Solved: Re: "The Operation Could Not Be Completed" When Vi

Unable to install Printer.Operation could not be completed” could occur during installing printer or using the printer, especially after a Windows tăng cấp or reinstall. The problem can be caused by several issues. If you run inkhổng lồ this problem, just try the threesolutions below & the problem should resolve.

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Solution 1: Start the Print Spooler service

The problem can occur if the print spooler service is stopped. So make sure the service is started.If it’s stopped, start it. To check and start the service, follow these steps:

1) Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time to lớn invoke the Run box.

2) Typeservices.msc in the run boxand click OK.


3) Double-cliông xã on Sprint Spoolerto open the Properties dialog box.


4) If the “Service status” is Stopped, click theStart button. And make sure the “Startup type” has been mix as Automatic. After that, clichồng theOK button to savethe change.


5) Reboot your PC for the change to lớn take effect.

This should fix the problem. If not, proceed to solution 2.

Solution 2: Update the printer driver

A faulty, corrupt or missing printer driver can caused “Unable to lớn install Printer.Operation could not be completed” error. To resolve sầu the issue, you can update the printer driver.

If you don’t have sầu time, patience và computer skills to lớn update the driver manually, you can vì it automatically withDriver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system và find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need lớn know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading & installing the wrong driver, & you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

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1)Downloadvà install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy và clickScan Nowbutton. Driver Easywill then scan your computer & detect any problem drivers.

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3) Cliông xã theUpdatebutton next to the printer driver khổng lồ automatically tải về the correct version of this driver, then you can manually install it (you can vị this with the FREE version).

Or clickUpdateAllkhổng lồ automatically download and install the correct version ofallthe drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires thePro version – you’ll be prompted to lớn upgrade when you clichồng Update All).


4) After updating the driver, check khổng lồ see if the problem is resolved.

Solution 3: Delete the printer keys

The problem can be caused by driver conflicting. To resolve the problem, you can deletethe certain registry entries.

IMPORTANT: Modifying registry incorrectly can cause serious system issues. Before following the below procedures, it’s recommended that you bachồng up the registry first, then you could restore them if necessary. See How to Baông chồng Up and Restore Registry.

To delete the printer keys, here’s what you need lớn do:

Firstly, Stop the “Print Spooler” service first (Refer to lớn Solution 1 to lớn stop the Print Spooler service). Then follow steps below:

1) Delete all contents from following folders:





2) Press Win+R(Windows logokey & R key) at the same time lớn invoke the Run box.

3) Type regeditin the run box và clichồng OK lớn openthe Registry Editor dialog box.


4) Locate the following registry key according khổng lồ the system version installed on your PC . If you’re not sure what specific version of Windows you have sầu, refer toQuickly Get Operating System Version.

For 32-bit operating system:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlPrintEnvironmentsWindows NT x86DriversVersion-x (Note x will be a different number in different PC. In my case, it isversion-3.)


For64-bit operating system:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlPrintEnvironmentsWindows x64DriversVersion-x(cảnh báo x will be a different number in different PC.In my case, it isversion-3.)


5) Select this thư mục và you will see all printer registry entries in right pane. Right-cliông xã on the entry & select Delete from the context thực đơn. Delete all registry entries here.


6) Start the “Print Spooler” service.

7) Reboot your PC & check to see if the problem is resolved.

Hopefully solutions here will help you fix the “Unable to install Printer.Operation could not be completed” error. If you have any questions, feel không lấy phí lớn leave sầu your comments below. We’d love sầu lớn hear of any ideas or suggestions.