Print Spooler Installation in Windows® XP®
Get to know more about installing print spooler in Windows XP operating system
Print spooler or printer spooler is a software program which helps you for managing all print jobs currently being sent to the computer printer or print server. The managing of the printing jobs means deleting a print job which is being processed or otherwise handling the print jobs currently waiting to be printed. The Windows XP operating system requires the Print Spooler service for printing purposes. When you give a command to print the document, the command is first forwarded to the print spooler. From print spooler, the printer accesses the command for printing the documents. The Add or Remove Windows Components utility helps you in installing the printer spooler on Windows XP operating system.
Below are tips to install the print spooler in Windows XP OS:
- Print Spooler in Windows XP
- Tips to Install Print Spooler in Windows XP
- Tips to Enable Print Spooler
Print Spooler in Windows XP
The need of the print spooler in Windows XP is to load the files to the memory for later printing. The printer spooler queues up the print jobs for printing. The print spooler service is very essential for the working of the local and network printers. It saves about 3.8 MB by disabling the service. In the disabled mode, your printer would not be visible in the printer folder.
Tips to Install Print Spooler in Windows XP
Get the control panel from the start menu. Click on the 'Add or remove' Windows component icon which appears on the left side of the Add or Remove Programs dialog box. It appears after double clicking the 'Add or Remove' Programs icon in the Control Panel. From the Windows Component Wizard select the 'Other Network' File and Print Services option. Select the 'Next' button and wait for the process to complete. In order to make the changes, restart your computer.
Tips to Enable Print Spooler
Sometimes you cannot perform the printing jobs even though the printer spooler is installed. This happens because the print spooler service might be disabled in your system. It could be prevented by enabling the print spooler service. Click 'Run' from the start menu. Type the word "msconfig" in the 'Run' dialog box and click 'Enter'. Click the print spooler option from the Services tab in the System Configuration Utility dialog box. Then restart the computer after applying the changes and pressing 'Ok' button.
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