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How to Start/Stop Print Spooler

Service name: Spooler

Display name: Print Spooler


Description:

This service spools print jobs and handles interaction with the printer.  If you turn off this service, you won’t be able to print or see your
printers.


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\spoolsv.exe

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Msconfig:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Print Spooler service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Print Spooler service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart