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How to Disable Print Spooler on Windows 11/10

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Hello everyone, in this article we will show you how Disable Print Spooler in Windows 11. Do you want to stop the print spooler service? Windows runs a print spooler service to keep your print and fax jobs running smoothly. But for some reason, if you want to disable or stop it on your Windows 11/10 PC, it is possible through Service Manager. Learn how to disable or block the print spooler service in Windows 11/10. If you do not want to allow any user of your computer to print the document or if you do not want to save any document or web page as a PDF, you can disable the Print Spooler service. This is the fastest and easiest way to stop print jobs in Windows.

Print spooling is software built into the Windows operating system that temporarily stores print jobs in the computer’s memory until the printer is ready to print them. This service queues print jobs and manages interactions with the printer. If you disable this service, you will not be able to print or see your printers. Print spooling is software built into the Windows operating system that temporarily stores print jobs in the computer’s memory until the printer is ready to print them. In this article we will talk about Turn off Print Spooler Service in Windows 11.

Steps to disable print spooling in Windows 11/10

How to Disable or Enable the Print Spooler Service from the Windows Services Panel

  • To open the Run dialog box, press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard at the same time. Then type services.msc in the Run box and press OK to open the file
  • Windows Services Panel. After completing the previous steps, the Services panel will appear.
  • In the Services window, scroll down to find the Print Spooler service and double-click it to open its settings.
  • When the Print Spooler Properties dialog box appears, select Disabled from the drop-down menu next to Trigger Type.
  • Press the Stop button.
  • Now Windows will stop the Print Spooler service. Finally, click Apply and then OK.
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    How to turn off print spooling using the Group Policy Editor

  • To open the Run dialog box, press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard at the same time.
  • Type gpedit.msc in the box and press Enter on your keyboard to open the Local Group Policy Editor window.
  • In the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window, find or search for the following path:-
  • Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Printers
  • In the right window of the Printers folder, look for the Allow print spooler to accept client connections policy.
  • Select Disabled from the drop-down menu.
  • Click the Apply button. Click the OK button.
  • Restart your computer to apply the policy.
  • Final words

    We hope you enjoy our article on how to disable print spooling in Windows 11. Print spooling is software built into the Windows operating system that temporarily stores print jobs in the computer’s memory until the printer is ready to print them. This service queues print jobs and manages interactions with the printer. If you disable this service, you will not be able to print or see your printers.

    Originally posted 2022-09-12 18:34:11.

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