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  • Click the Search Icon (magnifying glass) next the Start Menu in the lower left corner of your destop.
  • Type "Servcies", and from the search results, open the Services application.
  • Right click on "services" and choose to "run as a different useran administrator" and enter your administrative credentials.
  • In the Services window, scroll down to the Print Spooler service and click it to open its properties window.
  • In the properties window, on the General tab, move to the second section titled Service status section and click the Stop button in order to stop the service.
    • If you receive an access denied error on a Computer managed by MSB Computer Services, please use option 2 below.
  • Also change the startup type to Disabled to keep the service from automatically starting when the computer boots up.
  • To restart the Spooler, change the startup type back to Automatic and then click the Start button.