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Reinstall Microsoft XPS Document Writer on Windows 8, 8.1, or Windows 10
Posted by Craig Lebakken on 03 February 2016 02:35 PM

Win2PDF 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 8, 8.1, or Windows 10, 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" -> "PORTPROMPT:"
  • Manufacturer: "Microsoft", Printers: "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
  • "Replace the current driver"
  • Printer name: "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
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Comments (6)
Randall Norman
23 December 2016 01:38 PM
Print to Microsoft XPS refused to print. Your instructions were to delete the XPS printer from Control Panel and then follow directions to add new XPS printer. Last instruction said to load file from "?" location. Except the problem is NO WHERE DID IT SAY IT DOWNLOADED A FILE OR WHERE TO GET IT!!
Win2PDF support
17 March 2017 04:25 PM
The Microsoft XPS Document Writer is included in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. You don't need to download anything because it's already installed with Windows.
JAYANT KUMAR SHARMA
07 March 2017 08:35 AM
I want microsoft xps document writer to reinstal in windows 7
Win2PDF support
17 March 2017 04:23 PM
See this article to reinstall the Microsoft XPS Document Writer on Windows 7:
https://helpdesk.win2pdf.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/199/1/reinstall-xps-document-writer-on-windows-7
Che Bourke
15 May 2017 02:08 PM
Followed the steps and got the following error: Printer driver was not installed. Eliment not found. Working on Window 10.
Gracey Oneal
19 May 2017 02:07 AM
Your website helped, thanks. I reinstalled the xps printer easily.
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