Microsoft XPS Document Writer Download for Windows 10

A combination of a recent Windows update and Quickbooks update has left us without the XPS Document Writer, which is necessary to save or print invoices from Quickbooks.

The XPS Document Writer is not an option when trying to install a new printer and neither the XPS Service nor XPS Viewer are options listed in "Turn Windows features on or off."  I suspect we need to reinstall the Writer, but I'm unable to locate a version for Windows 10. 

We have already tried a system restore, but this failed to resolve the issue.

The only link I have found: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11816 is not compatible with Windows 10.

Where can I locate the XPS Document Writer for Windows 10?

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Hi Katherine,

Hit Windows key + R together, enter: optionalfeatures

Just check once more to see if the "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" exists, at least it pops up on my Windows 10 with 1803. Check that if not already, click OK. Now we need to bring back the XPS Viewer.

Go to Start, look for "Apps & features", then click that. In the new window under Apps & features, click Manage optional features. Click "Add a feature", then look for XPS Viewer, and click the Install button that pops up.

If this doesn't work at all, please provide me with your Windows 10 edition (Home, Pro, Enterprise), and I can look into this further for you.

Let me know.

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>>Found this link - worked for me! Allowed me to reinstall XPS Document Writer.<<

https://superuser.com/questions/1192920/how-to-force-xps-service-installation-on-windows-10

This worked perfectly for me. Downloaded the zip file and followed the KB instructions. Worth repeating here:
File download found here -- just click download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Zv87UX9gSKLV9ud3c1ZFAtcjA/view

Instructions: I followed them with following exceptions -- ignore Windows 7, worked for Windows 10. I could not remove the XPS printer because it was not there. I just ignored that and went to Add printer. All else I followed and XPS was installed.

How to resolve PDF issues on windows 8?

On Windows 8 Emailing forms, previous bank reconciliation reports, and saving as PDF within the program may get resolved by the following Steps:

  1. Download and extract the Windows 7 XPS document writer printer drivers containing folder from here Microsoft XPS Document Writer Click File and Download.

  2. Copy and paste this folder to C Drive\Windows\System32.

  3. Open Devices and Printers using Windows key+ R to get the run box and type Control.exe Printers and press Enter.

  4. Right Click Microsoft XPS Document Writer and Click Remove Device.

  5. Click Add a new printer and Click on “A printer that wasn’t listed”

  6. Select “add local printer with manual settings” and Click next.

  7. Select the radio button Create a new Port,Type of port Local port and Click next.

  8. Enter a port as XPS and click ok.

  9. Click have disk and Browse to the C Drive\Windows\System32\Microsoft XPS Document Writer

  10. Select prnms001 file and click open and the ok.

  11. Select replace Current drivers and next.

  12. Type a printer name will show up as Microsoft XPS Document Writer just click next and Finish.

Test: Open Quickbooks and open any invoice and Click File and Save as PDF and save to the desktop and check if that invoice got saved as PDF.

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