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    rmm721 is offline New Member
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    Default Printer install - This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect

    Hello All,

    I have been going crazy trying to find the answer for this.

    Dell M1530
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

    When I go to
    Control Panel
    Devices and Printers

    and select
    Add Printer

    I get the following error
    "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

    this happens when logged into the only account on the machine which is an Admin account and ALL other functions are available. This is the only function that does not operate.

    Any help on this matter would be appreciated.

    I checked ms support and found others with thus issue, but know answers to the problem.

    Thanks for you time

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    I helped someone solve this problem about 6 months ago and found this thread on another forum. Look at the solution from Flavius. Just paste the code into a notepad file, name and save it as instructed and follow the directions. It worked for me.

    Solved Unable to add printer - need help ASAP - Vista Forums

    I recommend you create a restore point first.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3195/...-in-windows-7/
    Last edited by roraniel; 12th August 2010 at 03:19.

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    Default Thanks for the Help

    Thanks so much for the help. The second option on the licked post did the trick (resetting all registry entries).

    So gald you happened upon my post

    Thanks Again

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    No problem.

    Oh, and welcome to The Windows Club!!

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