In this article we are going to explain how to Fix the “Operation Could Not be Completed (error 0x00000709). Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network”. Computer shows this message When you try to set default printer:

When trying to set default printer, you just see this message on the screen and unable to set it as default printer. You can fix this error using Registry Editor.

Steps to follow the “Operation Could Not be Completed Error 0x00000709” Error

  1. Click on the Start and type regedit and press Enter.
  2. If User Account Control shows up, just click Yes.
  3. In the Registry Editor go to this: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows.
  4.  You will see this screen:
  5.  Now Right-click on Windows folder on the left side of the panel and click Permissions.
  6. Now Check Allow on Full Control and click Apply and then click OK . ( it will automatically select the Read also).
  7. Now close the Registry Editor and Restart your computer.

Now you should be able to set default printer. Thank you.

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