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Printer settings could not be saved.

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Whenever I modify the the printer's property, an error window pops up and
says "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed"

Please help.

I just reinstalled windows xp pro recently
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Ensure you are logged on as an Administrator.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Printing & Imaging


    "MP" <MP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3F6D0E4B-B184-4D1F-84CD-F160D4B53C5D@microsoft.com...
    > Whenever I modify the the printer's property, an error window pops up and
    > says "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be
    > completed"
    >
    > Please help.
    >
    > I just reinstalled windows xp pro recently
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Thanks for you suggestion. However, I am logged on as the computer
    administrator
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Yeah, I am logged in as the administrator
  4. I have same problem and am also logged in as administrator on the computer. Can change printer settings (In my case I need to change the IP address) but it will not allow me to save. There was another suggestion: that one checks that the Server servics is working. Mine is so that was not a solution in this instance.
    Any help greatfully received.
  5. When this problem occurred on my XP machine, I went to many web sites (including this one) and tried all the solutions proposed. No matter what I did, I kept getting that awful "could not be saved" message. Through trial and error and a lot of frustration, I stumbled on a solution, at least for my case. In the Printer Properties window, I just kept changing the port setting. It had been set for a virtual USB port but, as it turned out, needed to use a Local Port setting. Once that was done, the message didn't come up again and I was able to print. My setup is a home wireless network. The main computer with the internet connection and attached printer is a Windows 7 desktop. The computer I was having the trouble with is an XP laptop. All is well. Good luck. I'd suggest just clicking on each port box until one works; there aren't that many.
  6. Thanks for posting that suggestion but this thread is very old now and needs to be closed. Your advice will still be visible but without encouraging folks to post their own problem into an old, archived thread.
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