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.

Problem:

On Windows 7 PC:

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

Finding:

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.

Solution:

  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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