Fix Operation could not be completed Error 0x00000709

Some times While trying to set your default printer It Fails with An error that “Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network”. Or some times The Error would be like Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000005). Access is denied. And Unable To to set your printer as the default one. But still, you would be able to Make print Documents or etc.

Fix Error 0x00000709 Operation could not be completed

This error occurs when there is not sufficient permission in windows registry to allow a process related to printer. So, Tweaking registry can resolve this Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000005). Access is denied. or Error 0x00000709 issue.

Tweak Registry To Fix error 0x00000709

First open Windows Registry by press Win + R, Type regedit and hit enter key.

Now Navigate to Fallowing left side on windows registry Editor.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Windows

Here Right Click on Windows Folder, Then Choose permissions

windows Registry permissions
windows Registry permissions

Next Select Administrator and mark full control. Also select your user name and mark full control and save this settings.

Assign Full permission for All users
Assign Full permission for All users

Then On middle pane Delete the following registry values if they exist:

  • Device
  • LegacyDefaultPrinterMode
  • UserSelectedDefault



That’s All Now Restart windows to take the changes effective then on next login Try to set your default printer again. Hopefully this time it works!

Repair Corrupted System Files

Also Sometimes, corrupted system files cause this issue ( This is actually rare). If Aboeve registry Tweak fail to fix , You can Run System file Checker Tool To repair corrupted system files Using sfc /scannow and DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth commands. I hope, It will fix unable to change default printer error 0x00000709.

I hope After apply Above solutions you can Easily change or Set Default Printer on your windows comuter with out any Error message like Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network”. Or Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000005). Access is denied. Have Any Query, Suggestion About this post feel free to discuss on Comments bellow. Also Read Fix pfn list corrupt Blue Screen Error on Windows 10.