Cannot set default printer in Vista

Posted: 11-13-2008, 03:22 PM

Hi, I am in the middle of a support case with Microsoft, unfortunatel
this one is slow to response, I was unable to uninstall a couple o
programs saying I did not have permission and so on , when I contac
Microsoft he told me to type in regedit and delete Microsoft, somethin
weird happened and I still cannot uninstall and all my programs go
messed up, but I cannot even use my printer, when I try to set it a
default in all areas it does nothing, any help would be muc
appreciated
Thank You
Lor

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Cannot set default printer in Vista


Responses to "Cannot set default printer in Vista"

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: Cannot set default printer in Vista
Posted: 11-16-2008, 09:28 PM
You have two choices here, wait for the response from the Microsoft tech in
the support issue or decide to do a format and clean install. Without
knowing what the tech asked you to do and exactly what you did, I'm not
prepared to step in the middle of an already confusing situation.
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"ldmercer2" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:b2ce92f5c00ebdd0cdbe6853ba8de9ee@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hi, I am in the middle of a support case with Microsoft, unfortunately
> this one is slow to response, I was unable to uninstall a couple of
> programs saying I did not have permission and so on , when I contact
> Microsoft he told me to type in regedit and delete Microsoft, something
> weird happened and I still cannot uninstall and all my programs got
> messed up, but I cannot even use my printer, when I try to set it as
> default in all areas it does nothing, any help would be much
> appreciated.
> Thank You.
> Lori
>
>
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> ldmercer2
f/fgeorge
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Re: Cannot set default printer in Vista
Posted: 11-18-2008, 02:46 PM
>"ldmercer2" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
>news:b2ce92f5c00ebdd0cdbe6853ba8de9ee@nntp-gateway.com...
>>
>> Hi, I am in the middle of a support case with Microsoft, unfortunately
>> this one is slow to response, I was unable to uninstall a couple of
>> programs saying I did not have permission and so on , when I contact
>> Microsoft he told me to type in regedit and delete Microsoft, something
>> weird happened and I still cannot uninstall and all my programs got
>> messed up, but I cannot even use my printer, when I try to set it as
>> default in all areas it does nothing, any help would be much
>> appreciated.
>> Thank You.
>> Lori
>>
>>
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>> ldmercer2
What the Tech had you do is delete a part of the Registry hoping it
would be rebuilt upon a reboot. Apparently that did not work as he had
hoped and he HOPEFULLY is researching your problem further.
Is the printer a local or network printer? If local can you select the
printer from the drop down list when you click print? If network can
you even see it over the network?
As for deleting programs unfortuantely mroe and more Companies feel
their software is indespensible to us and are making it ahrder and
harder to delete them! Norton/Symantec is bad for this!!!
ldmercer2
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Re: Cannot set default printer in Vista
Posted: 11-18-2008, 03:18 PM

Hi, thank you for replying, I am a little nervous and feel this must be
serious as no one wants to touch it!! I just this morning finally heard
back from the tech who said he was giving it to a higher authority and
will get back in 72 hrs!! When I click the print , it comes up, but my
printer is not one of the printers listed, any help on how to get my
printer back?? Thank you so much.
Lori


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sullivanradley
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RE: Cannot set default printer in Vista
Posted: 01-30-2009, 06:00 AM
Explanation:

I had done a Windows Restore to get rid of some Canon Scanner software that
just wouldn't go away. Well, my administrative profile got corrupted, to the
point where I could no longer set my default printer, nor would Adobe
software (Reader and InDesign) recognize that I even had a printer.

Solution:

I created a new administrative account, with every intention of deleting my
old administrative account, just as soon as I feel confident that I copied
all of my files over to this profile's folders. Note: I have not discovered a
way to delete the old corrupted administrative profile.



"ldmercer2" wrote:
>
> Hi, I am in the middle of a support case with Microsoft, unfortunately
> this one is slow to response, I was unable to uninstall a couple of
> programs saying I did not have permission and so on , when I contact
> Microsoft he told me to type in regedit and delete Microsoft, something
> weird happened and I still cannot uninstall and all my programs got
> messed up, but I cannot even use my printer, when I try to set it as
> default in all areas it does nothing, any help would be much
> appreciated.
> Thank You.
> Lori
>
>
> --
> ldmercer2
>
 
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