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Blake D.
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      04-19-2004, 11:47 PM
I have Windows XP Home installed on my computer, and for
some reason I am unable to change my printer settings. I
am trying to change the settings from "Spool print
document.." to "Print directly to the printer" as when I
try to print from certain programs, the documents just
remain in the queue never getting printed. I checked
their products website and they recommended I change that
setting, but since windows will not allow me to change it
I am more or less SOL right now. Hopefully someone can
tell me what is wrong. I dont see why windows should be
stopping me from changing my print settings, I am the
admin on the computer so it makes no sense to me.
 
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Cari \(MS-MVP\)
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      04-20-2004, 05:57 PM
Are you logged on as an Administrator - or a User with Administrative
Rights... a Limited User CANNOT change printer settings.

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"Blake D." <> wrote in message
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>I have Windows XP Home installed on my computer, and for
> some reason I am unable to change my printer settings. I
> am trying to change the settings from "Spool print
> document.." to "Print directly to the printer" as when I
> try to print from certain programs, the documents just
> remain in the queue never getting printed. I checked
> their products website and they recommended I change that
> setting, but since windows will not allow me to change it
> I am more or less SOL right now. Hopefully someone can
> tell me what is wrong. I dont see why windows should be
> stopping me from changing my print settings, I am the
> admin on the computer so it makes no sense to me.



 
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      04-24-2004, 09:49 PM
I am logged on as the Administator. Thats why it is so
puzzling. It should let me, but its not.

 
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djbeck
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      07-18-2004, 06:14 PM

Check to make sure that your "Server" service is enabled. I had th
same problem on my computer and this service, which controls file an
printer sharing, was disabled. I enabled it and I'm able to chang
settings now. Hope this helps


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      10-01-2004, 04:22 PM

Blake D. wrote:
> *I have Windows XP Home installed on my computer, and for
> some reason I am unable to change my printer settings. I
> am trying to change the settings from "Spool print
> document.." to "Print directly to the printer" as when I
> try to print from certain programs, the documents just
> remain in the queue never getting printed. I checked
> their products website and they recommended I change that
> setting, but since windows will not allow me to change it
> I am more or less SOL right now. Hopefully someone can
> tell me what is wrong. I dont see why windows should be
> stopping me from changing my print settings, I am the
> admin on the computer so it makes no sense to me. *


I had the same problem, that was caused by the wrong "Default Dat
Type" of the "Printer Processor".
The remedy: open "Printer and Faxes", then right click your printer
open the "Advanced" window, press "Print Processor" and choose "RAW
under the "Default Data Types" window.
After then you should be able to save the "Print directly to th
printer" option.

Perhaps somebody can help me with MY printer problem: I cannot use th
spooler with the printer (and of course the FAX doesn't work, since i
uses the spooler).

Thank


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