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Windows 8.1 printer spool

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    Windows 8.1 printer spool


    I have just upgraded 8 to 8.1. My printer will not work because "the printer spool is turned off" according to the message window.
    Please, can someone tell me where the spool is and how do I turn it on?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by trevheik10 View Post
    I have just upgraded 8 to 8.1. My printer will not work because "the printer spool is turned off" according to the message window.
    Please, can someone tell me where the spool is and how do I turn it on?
    Check services.msc, right click on Print Spooler and choose Properties:

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Windows 8.1 printer spool
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