Printers are devices that transfer the information on a paper sheet through a command given by a computer. They are very useful in offices, schools or our homes. Printers come in various models, brands, and categories. In the recent past, printers have evolved a lot, making printing more efficient and easy.
There are many features which new technology printers offer us like wireless printing or printing directly from the browser. There is no need to save the webpage and then print it, instead just right-click on the page and select the print option. This will directly print the webpage. In some WebPages, there are dialogues boxes present to directly print by clicking on it.
However, some printer users are facing printing issues recently, most commonly seen in Microsoft edge users. Whenever someone directly tries to print from Microsoft edge, you may see that your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem 0x8007007e. This error can also occur while directly printing PDF files. Whenever a printer faces configuration error 0x8007007e, the print command fails. This can be a problem sometimes as the articles or documents cannot be directly printed out from the web.
Reasons for error 0x8007007e to occur-
Many reasons can be considered for the error 0x8007007e printer problem. Number one being the outdated printer driver or the incompatibility issue in the window and the printer driver. It can also occur while connecting to a remote printer. The mismatch in DLL versions of computer and printer results in error 0x8007007e too. Other reasons causing error 0x8007007e is-
- Corrupted system files.
- Viruses in the system.
- Misplace printer configuration DLL files.
How to fix printer configuration error 0x8007007e-
There are many ways to troubleshoot the error 0x8007007e. Below mentioned are the steps to fix the printer configuration error. Our guide will help to fix the problem very easily.
- Try using a different browser-
The first basic solution can be using different software like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc. instead of Microsoft edge. Use the link to open your webpage on a different browser and print from there. This solution may not resolve your printer problem but is just a hit & trial method to print as soon as possible.
- Update your windows-
Install the latest version of windows and if you have the latest version then check for any window updates. To check for window updates, in the search bar of taskbar type windows update, then go to check for updates. The updates will appear if required otherwise it will show that you are up-to-date. After the update is complete, restart your computer. Try printing a webpage to see if the error is resolved.
- Update the printer driver-
The error 0x8007007e can also occur if the driver of the printer is outdated. Windows 10 does not support 32-bit programs, so install the 64-bit version of the driver-
- Go to the device manager.
- Then in it look for your printer and open it.
- Choose update driver.
- Choose ‘search automatically’
You can also install the latest driver from the official website of the manufacturer.
- Dilute the Junk files on your computer-
Junk files can interfere in the software or processing of the computer leading to error 0x8007007e.
To avoid junk files delete the apps which are no longer in use. The system file checker tool can be used to replace any system file which got corrupted.
- Print config.dll file to the right folder-
To fix this follow the instructions below-
- Press the window button and R, to open Run Dialogue.
- Type spool in the box.
- Open drivers, and then open the X64old folder.
- Open it, look for the DLL file. If you are not able to locate it type print config in the search bar of RUN.
- Right-click and copy it.
- Go back to the driver, search the X64 folder.
- Paste the file in the X64 folder.
- Reboot your computer.
Error 0x8007007e may seem a bit complex but is not. Following the steps above may solve the issue of your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem 0x8007007e.