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PrintService errors after Repair install and first updates

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    Win 8.1 Pro x64

    PrintService errors after Repair install and first updates


    Win 8x64 desktop, two printers (Brother, Canon) connected with USB cables, no network, not part of home group. Both print ok.

    I just did an in-place Win 8 repair, followed by adding the updates. Since the first set of updates, there have been eight PrintService errors (215) in Admin Events at startup. Where do I do to fix this? Thanks,

    Here are some examples and screenshots:

    - Installing printer driver Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver failed, error code 0x0, HRESULT 0x80070661.

    - Installing printer driver Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver failed, error code 0x661, HRESULT 0x80070661.
    - Installing printer driver - failed, error code 0xBC8, HRESULT 0x80070BC8.
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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Does your printer configuration actually work? If so, you might just want to ignore that warning; especially if your printers are older models. Here's why I am making that recommendation. I have an older HP 1020 model and everything works perfectly, except for the fact that I get a Print Spooler error every time I print a document. Now, since this model is ending its end of life expectancy, I can only assume that HP did not provide due diligence in all areas of concern when attempting to issue a new driver for Windows 8. In fact, their only encouragement to do so may have been to avoid customer complaints; however, I do expect them to totally abandon support for this printer very soon. With that said, your best course of action just might be to ignore it (like I'm doing); otherwise, I think your problem is clearly a driver compatibility issue with Win 8.
    Good luck.

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    Thanks. Until a year or two ago, I had an HP4M and would sometimes see the spooler error message. It turned out to be like going to the car mechanic, where as soon as I posted here, about three reboots after finishing all the updates, the PrintService errors disappeared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highstream View Post
    Thanks. Until a year or two ago, I had an HP4M and would sometimes see the spooler error message. It turned out to be like going to the car mechanic, where as soon as I posted here, about three reboots after finishing all the updates, the PrintService errors disappeared.
    Thanks for that. No such luck here and I really don't care about the event log as long as the printer continues to work perfectly. So, does your configuration work without issues (other than the error)?
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    Print configuration, yes. But the in-place install didn't fix what I was after. That's the subject of another thread: Repair Install Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by highstream View Post
    Print configuration, yes. But the in-place install didn't fix what I was after. That's the subject of another thread: Repair Install Windows 8
    Gotcha! I see you have one of the best in the business guiding you in your other thread so keep following his advice and I'm sure you'll get to a solution or (at least) get a solid recommendation from Brink. Good luck.
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