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Error 0x0000007e remotely connecting to printer

by d_kcunningham / April 8, 2010 1:36 PM PDT

I have an eMachine T5082 PC running Windows 7 Ultimate with a HP laserjet P2015 and a Samsung CLP-310 series printer connected to it. I also have an ASUS Notebook K40IJ/K50IJ series that has had no problem connecting to the Samsung printer through the network but, will not connect to the HP laserjet. I have installed all the printer drivers from HP's website but still keep getting the same message when I try to install the network printer: "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation failed with error 0x0000007e." I did an internet search for error 0x0000007e and found several sites that said that it is a registry problem. So, I ran a registry cleaner and had it fix the errors, but still keep getting the same error message. What can I do to be able to install and use the HP printer with my notebook?

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How to connect to printer
by kristain12 / April 8, 2010 4:08 PM PDT

I was also facing the same problem. What I did to solve the problem is given below:
Navigate to Control Panel. Select printer. Then, select Add Printer.
ChooseAdd a local printer. Hit on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Click Next.
A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie.

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Error 0x0000007e remotely connecting to printer
by d_kcunningham / April 9, 2010 6:26 AM PDT

Thank you for the help. It worked!

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Adding to the Local Port worked
by rchc.jt / September 21, 2010 3:00 AM PDT

Adding to the local port worked for me!

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how to connect to remote printer
by imatnr / October 22, 2010 5:15 AM PDT

Attempting to connect W7 pro (new computer) to WXP home (old computer - only one HP Director from 2004 will work on). Same error message. This solution appears to have worked.

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Cannot add to local port
by graymandd / December 11, 2010 5:03 AM PST

I have a similar problem but with another hp printer. I tried the workaround using a local port but when I typed in the server+printer address and clicked ok, I received an access denied message window. Since it pops up immediately, my assumption is that it is a local policy issue but I haven't been able to find the parm. Any ideas?

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local port worked
by pharus / April 3, 2011 5:34 AM PDT

Thanks for the great tip. This solved my problem connecting a windows 7 laptop to a HP 4000TN printer attached to a networked computer.

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add printer problem running windows 7
by Chillin4peace / November 30, 2011 4:52 AM PST

Running windows 7 had problem add a printer shared on another computer this suggestion work just perfect...thanks dear C-net user for sharing.

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by isthatclear / February 23, 2013 5:00 PM PST

Thank you for your kind advise. Arshad

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Error 0x0000007e Printer problem
by MickBrown79 / February 11, 2011 11:06 PM PST
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Here is the FIX that worked for me...
by The_Mann1 / August 23, 2013 2:12 AM PDT

Trying to connect Windows to the network printer and receiving message: operation failed with error 0x0000007e.

Go onto the server and then do a regedit.

HKLM / Software / Microsoft / Windows NT / Current Version /
Printer / Printers / <queue> / CopyFiles / BiDi

Deleting the CopyFiles key in the reg entries for those queues allowed them
to be added to the affected Win7 clients.

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