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    Dave PG is offline New Member
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    Default Microsoft Print to PDF not working in Windows 10

    This problem showed up on its own, not just after installing anything nor any updates.

    And the problem is with the Microsoft Print to PDF AND the Microsoft Print to XPS. I can print to a network printer OK.

    I cannot print to the "Microsoft Print to PDF" printer from any program, including printing a test page from printer properties, when acting as a User who is an administrator. But if I Run As Administrator, printing works.

    Printing as a User, everything looks just fine, it asks me for a file name, I give it one and then it completes its action. But that file is nowhere to be found.

    So I go into Printer Properties and Print a Test Page. It asks me for a file name, I give it one and it then comes back and reports, "Test page failed to print. Would you like to view the print troubleshooter for assistance?" Of course, I go there and the end result is that it cannot find what is wrong.

    UNLESS I run the program in Run As Administrator mode. Then everything works as it should. I can print a Test Page and I can print from a program.

    In the Properties/Security window all groups and usernames have ALLOW selected next to the Print box.

    I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling using the "Turn Windows features on/off" facility.



    I have not taken any measures (that I know of) to change security settings anyplace.

    Again, this problem just showed up by itself.

    I have not gone back to any restore points yet because I would like to solve the problem.

    Anybody seen this yet? Or have good ideas?

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    Pls see if the last part of this post helps you: Print to PDF in Windows 10 without using any software

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    Dave PG is offline New Member
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    Thanks for the pointer, but it still does not work. I can delete and re-add the printer. But it will still only print if I run the program as Administrator.

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