Restart printer spooler in Windows® 7
Learn how to start or stop the printer spooler service in a computer with Windows 7
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, which has many advanced features and options that help enhance user productivity and computing experience. Windows 7 is provided with a new graphics rich user interface that enables effective utilization of all the functions. Windows 7 offers support for system peripherals and external devices that can be used to enhance the overall functionality of a computer. The print spooling function of Windows 7 is a service or process by which the print jobs assigned by the user in the system are processed in relation with the attached printing device. The printer spooler is a separate process in Windows 7 which can be started or stopped using the options in the Windows 'Services' menu. Accessing and managing the 'Services' menu under expert assistance can help complete the desired operation.
Discussed below are some points that can help users to restart the printer spooler service in Windows 7:
- Login as admin
- Open 'Services' module
- Find and restart service
Login as admin
The users of Windows are advised to login as a system administrator for restating the printer spooler service in the computer. This is because Windows 7 is having user rights restrictions and trying to restart system services like the printer spooler service using a limited account can lead to issues or problems. It is best if the users can login as an administrator as it helps carry out the desired operation under minimal issues and restrictions.
Open 'Services' module
The 'Service's module is the part of the Windows 7 operating system that deals with different system and application related services in the computer. The users can open the Services module using the ‘services.msc’ command in the Windows 'Run' box. The users can also launch the Services module by using the administrative tools folder located in the Windows 7 Control Panel.
The services module in Windows 7 lists a number of services that are related with the operating system and the installed applications. The users can access and manage these services using the available options. The users should find the printer spooler service and menu will appear on the left pane of the Windows displaying status of the service. The 'Stop' or 'Start' button will be located in the pane and the users can simple stop the service and start it again using the options. Doing so will restart the printer spooler service in Windows 7.
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