Printing slowed down after updating windows 8

Printing slowed down for Adobe Photoshop, MS Word, etc.. after updating windows 8. It takes an image in Photoshop to pause for 2 minutes before you can even click the next dialog box.. then it pauses again should you proceed to the next dialog box...
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Hi,

 

Write to us with the following details.

 

1) Did you install the printer drivers after you upgraded to Windows 8?
2) What is the make and model of the printer?


Please check for any error if present under Device Manager. Follow the steps given below.

 

a) Press Windows Key + X Key on desktop.
b) Select Device Manager.
c) Expand Printer Driver.
d) Check if there is any error (! sign) or (? Sign).

 

Follow the troubleshooting methods given here.

 

Method 1: Follow the troubleshooting methods given in the link here.

Fix printer problems:

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/printer-problems-in-windows-help#fix-printer-problems=windows-8&v1h=win8tab1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1

 

I suggest you to install the drivers froim the manufacturer's website.

 

Method 2: Clear the Print Spooler Data and check for the issue.

 

Follow the steps given here.

 

a) Press Windows Key + E, Right click on Computer and select Manage option.
b) Double Click on Services and Applications.
c) Double click on Services option, search "Print Spooler". Click and select Stop option to temporarily halt the service.
d) Click on the primary hard drive on the computer, which is normally the "(C:)" drive.
e) Click on the "Windows" folder. Click on the "System32" folder.
f) Click on the "Spool" folder and the "Printers" folder inside it.
g) Press the "Ctrl" key and the "A" key simultaneously to select everything and press the "Delete" key to clear the Print Spooler. Close the window.
h) Restore the "Services" window, right-click on "Print Spooler" and click on "Start" so your printer can schedule print jobs again.

 

Write to us if you still face any issues further.

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Did all these but didn't work.. this happened after the windows 8 update.. 

What worked was a simple "troubleshoot" printer and apparently the fix was to "set printer as default".. but it was on default to begin with! Nonetheless I just said yes to the diagnosis and it seems fixed now.

Thanks! : )

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Last updated May 11, 2018 Views 773 Applies to: