Cannot Set Default Printer due to No Respone

Because the printer was replaced, I need to reconfigured all PC to remove the old printer and add the new printer. It is strange to find that out of 4 PC, 2 of them doesn’t work.


On Windows 7 PC:

  1. Unable to delete the printer
  2. Unable to change the default printer


After searching on the Internet and checking the difference between the working PC and not working PC, it looks like the 2 PC which has problem was inflected with malware before. The permission on the printer related registry was incorrectly set.


  1. Run registry editor regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
  3. In the menu, select Edit > Permissions
  4. Click Advanced and make sure all permissions are inherited from CURRENT_USER

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