How to Fix default printer changes by itself in Windows 10

By default every time you need to set the default printer manually in the dialog on Windwos 8.1/8, while Windows 10 brings a new behavior to reconfigure that. The system can change the default printer to the most recently-used one automatically. However, if you always converte files to PDF through Microsoft Print to PDF function or use different printers, this gets extremely annoying and you’d better disable this feature to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Fix Printer Communication not available in Windows 10

My Dell V305 printer worked without problem in Windows 8 but it just stops working and generats the “communication not available” error message after my computer upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The cable and USB hub is OK while the print spooler service is running in system. I move the printer over to my Surface Pro 3 tablet which has applied the same driver and it turns to be fine. Any way to resolve it? Continue reading

Active domain services currently unavailable for Windows 10 printer

I had added my HP OfficeJet 4635 Printer correctly in control panel and set it as default device but was still unable to print from my Surface Pro 3 tablet running Windows 10. When I opened Office 2013 components Excel, Word or PowerPoint and tried to print a documents, it didn’t detect the device and poped up the error message “Find in the Directory. Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable”. Any solutions to get it working? Continue reading

Fix There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper in Windows 8.1

I have installed several printers like Brother wireless and HP Color LaserJet, and they worked fine on Windows 8. After upgraded to Windows 8.1 Preview, They are recognized by Windows but appear “not connected” status and can’t be reconnected. When I try to print doc file, a error “There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper” message pops up.

Windows 8.1 update comes with 3D printing support but is lacking of 2D printing improvement. Many people have the exact same problem after Windows 8.1 upgraded with compatible drivers. Here is a way to fix printing endpoint insufficiency issues.

* Right-click the Desktop screen’s bottom-left corner, and choose “Control Panel” from the menu.
* Within Control Panel, go to Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.
* Right click on one of the printers, and select “Troubleshoot” option. It will fix the problem automatically.

windows 8 Cannot print the active directory domain services is currently unavailable

I have a HP 1217 workgroup printer which is located on a home group setup. When I go to “Print | Find Printer” within Word or Excel 2013 on my WIndows 8 Pro computer, a error message: “The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable.” pops up. If I hook up my desktop to attach with printer via USB on the network, it does connect and print wihtout problem. How can i send MS Office documents to the network printer? Continue reading

Connect HomeGroup shared printer with Surface RT

I have attached a Canon iP4920 printer to a Windows 8 Pro desktop in another room and configured it as networking shared via HomeGroup. My Surface RT is connected on the same WiFi network and HomeGroup already, but I can’t get it to working at all. The tablet definitely see the printer and can’t search any suitable driver by Windows Update. Continue reading