Operation could not be completed error 0x00000709

While trying to set your printer are the default printer in Windows computer,  you may get in an error saying “operation could not be completed error 0x00000709″.  This error is very common to occur in the Windows computer,  but you can easily fix the problem by following some simple guidelines.  In this post,  we are going to discuss the simple troubleshooting steps that can help you to deal with operation could not be completed error 0x00000709 on your Windows device so that you can continue using the printing services without any trouble.

Sometimes,  the error also displays the ” Access denied”  message.  This problem occurs when the user does not have permission in the Windows registry to allow any printing process.  The tweaking registry can help to fix this problem.

Troubleshoot Printer Error 0x00000709

Set default printer as administrator

Sometimes,  the users are unable to set the default printer and require the administrative privileges for this.  If you are the admin of your computer, you can follow the steps below to fix the problem:

  • Go to Control Panel>>Hardware and Sound>>Devices and Printers.
  • Right-click on the printer that you want to set as your default printer.
  • Select ‘See What’s Printing’ option.
  • Click ‘Printer’ from the navigation menu and select ‘Open as Administrator’.
  • Click ‘Printer’ and select ‘Set as default printer’ option.

This can help you to fix printer error 0x00000709  on your device.

Fix printer error 0x00000709 by tweaking registry

We recommend you to back up the registry before you proceed with this method because the steps will modify the registry.

  • Press ‘Windows + R’ option to open ‘Run’.
  • Type ‘Regedit’ and click on the ‘Enter’ button.
  • The Window Registry Editor will open.
  • Navigate to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Windows.”
  • Right-click on the Windows and select ‘Permission’. 
  • Choose the Administrator and Mark full control. 
  • Choose ‘Username’ and Mark full control.
  •  Save the settings.

This will help you to fix operation could not be completed error 0x00000709  on your Windows device.

Repair Corrupted System Files

Sometimes,  the reason behind printer error 0x00000709   occurrence is corrupted system files.  However,  this problem occurs in a very rare case.  If you have tried the above two methods and unable to fix the problem,  you need to repair the corrupted system files.  For repair,  you can run “sfc /scannow and DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth ” commands. Hopefully, this will help you to troubleshoot the problem on your Windows PC.

If you are still stuck with the same problem and unable to troubleshoot it by following any of the above-mentioned troubleshooting steps,  you can consider the windows reset. Sometimes,  resetting the windows helps to fix operation could not be completed error 0x00000709 on the user’s device.  Before doing this, enable ‘Secret Admin’  and check if you are able to change the default printer by logging in to the ‘ administrator account’.   If you do not face any trouble,  you can also prefer creating the new user account to check if it works.  Delete your previous account,  and use the new user account.

The Bottom Line

In case nothing helps you out to troubleshoot the operation could not be completed error 0x00000709,  we recommend you to contact the printer experts and take their assistance to fix this problem.  The experts can help you to find the main cause behind this issue and share the most effective troubleshooting steps to fix the problem instantly. Also,  the experts will share some helpful tips that can help you to continue executing the smooth printing functions on your device.