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Reinstall XPS Document Writer on Windows 7
Posted by Craig Lebakken on 02 May 2014 04:39 PM

Win2PDF 7 uses a component of the Microsoft XPS Document Writer.  If the Microsoft XPS Document Writer is damaged or missing, it will cause problems with the Win2PDF installation.  Reinstalling the Microsoft XPS Document Writer usually resolves these issues.

To reinstall the Microsoft XPS Document Writer on Windows 7, first delete the "XPS Document Writer" icon from the "Printers and Faxes" section of the "Devices and Printers" folder if it exists. Next, choose "Add a printer", and select the following options:
"Add a local printer"
"Use an existing port" -> "XPSPort"
Manufacturer: "Microsoft", Printers: "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
"Replace the current driver"
Printer name: "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"

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Comments (5)
ivy yuson
06 September 2015 01:00 AM
I need to install the Microsoft windows xp writer
Win2PDF support
08 September 2015 08:07 AM
This article describes how to install the XPS Document Writer on Windows XP:
http://helpdesk.win2pdf.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/200/0/reinstall-xps-document-writer-on-windows-xp
Damon Brown
16 December 2015 08:43 PM
When looking in "Use an existing port", the XPSPort is not there.
Win2PDF support
03 February 2016 02:32 PM
On Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 the port is "PORTPROMPT:" rather than "XPSPORT:".
centarix
19 May 2016 06:54 AM
Important: In some versions of Windows like Windows 7, XPS must be a "turned on" feature in control panel > Programs > Turn windows features on or off

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