How to Disable/Enable Print Spooling Service Windows 10

How to Disable/Enable Print Spooling Service Windows 10 – When a user remains engaged in focusing on his printing activities a service constantly sticks to the operation of handling the entire procedure. This is none other than Print Spooling service. In general, you may understand as the whole Printing functioning is executed according to the order passed by this service.

How to Disable/Enable Print Spooling Service Windows 10

Way 1 – Services

  • Open Run dialog box by jointly hitting Windows +R keys and then write the code services.msc and at last hit Enter.
services.msc code Run command
  • The Services console will soon be prompted, locate the middle column and find out a service entitled as Print Spooler.
Print Spooler Services console
  • Make a right-click on Print Spooler and tap the choice Properties from the emerged menu.
Right click Print Spooler Properties option
  • Print Spooler Properties box is launched, stay into the General tab, move to the second section titled Service status section and hit the Start button in order to enable the service.
Enable Print Spooling Service Windows 10
  • To disable this specific service you don’t require more than a strike on Stop.
Stop Print Spooler Properties

Way 2 – Command Prompt

  • Elevated command Prompt is compulsory to execute this tip, so jointly hit the shortcut Windows & X and upon the emergence of power menu, take a decision to opt the particular choice Command Prompt (Admin).
Elevated Command Prompt power user menu

To start Print Spooler

  • Copy the code net start spooler and paste into the command prompt and lastly, strike  Enter.

To stop Print Spooler

  • In the same manner, copy this code net stop spooler and paste into the expanded elevated command prompt and finally tap on Enter.

Way 3 – System Configuration

  • Navigate to Cortana search area, type msconfig in it and within no time you notice System Configuration just under Best match at the uppermost part, click on it.
msconfig code Cortana search System Configuration
  • In the launched console, switch to the Services tab, the middle one and locate a service entitled as Print Spooler.
  • To enable Print Spooling service, input a check mark in the square shaped tiny box and then click or hit Apply.
Print Spooler Services tab System Configuration
  • To disable Print Spooler service, remove the tick mark from this square-shaped box and hit Apply.
  • A reboot of the machine is very necessary for this method because the changes will be accomplished accurately after this.

Print Spooler is the service major responsibility is to manoeuvre print functions and establish communication between PC and printer. In short, this service manages the print tasks that are stuck in line and thus, deletes them once the printing gets over. Hence, depending on various situations, you can decide when to disable or enable Print Spooling and the above-mentioned ways will help you in doing this.

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Topics:  Windows 10
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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

  1. “When printer is not easily accessible”, all listed processes are too lengthy – 200 pages can be printed in error before printer is Personal Computer stopped. System tray print spooled stop was fast. What was accomplished by changing this procedure?