Persistent network printer installation error 643

I am unable to install a network printer on a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium. Error is x643. I have uninstalled and reinstalled NET framework 3.5 SP1 and updates. Printer has successfully installed on a laptop running Windows 7.

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Last updated May 28, 2019 Views 7,502 Applies to:



1.       What is the make and model number of the printer?

2.       How are you trying to install the driver?

3.       Are you using a CD or downloaded driver to install printer?


I suggest you to try the steps provided in the following Microsoft article and check if it helps.

Error message when you try to install a WSD printer on a Windows Vista-based computer after the first installation attempt fails: "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000643)"

Also refer the following Microsoft article.

Troubleshoot network printer problems:


Hope it helps!

Basith M
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