Unable to set canon pixma mg5350 as a default printer -error code 0x00000709.

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cannot set canon pixma mg5350 as default printer



When I try to set printer as default, Windows 7 Home Premium comes back with 'unable to set as default - error 0x00000709'.
Cannot find out what this is or what action to take.
Printer driver is latest available from Canon.
Printer works OK otherwise, except that Acrobat 11 refuses to print to it; still looks for older Canon printer now dead and gone.




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Have you made any changes to the computer prior to this issue?



I would suggest you to try these methods and check the status of the issue.

Method 1:

You may also try to temporarily disable security software from the computer and check.

Disable anti-virus software.


Note: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you should not disable your antivirus software. If you do have to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you are connected to the Internet or a network during the time your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.



Method 2:

Run the Printer troubleshooter and check the status.


Printer problems in Windows




Method 3:

Create a new user account and check if the issue persists.

Create a user account


If the issue is resolved in a new user account then follow the article to copy the files from the existing profile to the new one.

Fix a corrupted user profile



Also refer:

Troubleshoot PDF printing | Acrobat, Reader


For reference:

Add or remove a printer


Change your default printer




Hope the information is helpful; if the issue persists or if you face Windows issue in future let us know.
We would be happy to help!


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Last updated February 28, 2018 Views 529 Applies to: