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Microsoft Reader doesn't list printer - HELP

  1. #11

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    have you made sure that you updated to the newest version of the Reader app? even if you own a new PC, it still shipped with the original versions of the apps that Windows 8 initially shipped with.

    yeah, I have no idea why you can't see your printer. it should be there. Is this a printer driver that came with Windows 8 or a printer driver from the printer manufacturer? I think I may have seen this problem with the Microsoft printer driver on my dad's system before I started downloading drivers as they were released.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I'll try an update....would that be through Windows Update or ?????? I'm using the HP driver, and Properties shows it's the latest and won't even check for an updated driver.

    The printer works with every other app....comes up with Ctrl P (not in Reader), and otherwise does what it's supposed to do. The problem is I work with PDFs daily....

    Side Note: I installed Bullzip PDF creator a few days ago, and IT shows up on Reader's printer list....
    I can right click any file (except PDF) in any folder and get a print command....not with PDF's

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  3. #13

    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    This may work or not.
    Ensure that thePrint Spooler process is running and set to Automatic
    1. Select Start > Settings> Control Panel.
    2. Double-click AdministrativeTools and then double-click Services.
    3. Locate the service PrintSpooler.
    4. If the Startup Type is notAutomatic, then set it to Automatic:
    a. Right-click the PrintSpooler.
    b. Choose Properties.
    c. Choose the General tab.
    d. Choose Automatic in theStartup Type menu.
    e. Click OK.
    5. If the Print Spoolerservice is not running, then start it.
    a. Right-click the PrintSpooler line.
    b. Select Start from the menu.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 8
    windows 8

    Thank you all for trying to get me up and running. I have solved my problem by uninstalling Microsoft Reader and installing Adobe Reader XI as my default.

    It's nice to work with PDF's again in a fully functioned program that PRINTS!

    Thanks again...I appreciate the time you all spent trying to figure this out!

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