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Fixed: Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified

When attempting to print or access printers all of them were missing. Trying to start print spooler from services.msc and get the following error

 "Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."

The Fix for: Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified

  1. on a similar version of windows go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\ and copy SPOOLSV.exe on to a flash drive (You can also retrieve this file from the original CD)
  2. on the computer that has the issue paste this file in to the same place.
  3. Restart computer or start print spooler from services.msc

The reason this happens

usually this happens because some malware infested the file and then the anti-virus deletes due to infection. While this is a critical...

Can you reinstall Office 2013 on your new PC?

Can you reinstall Office 2013 on your new PC? Don't expect a simple answer from Microsoft. In the push to shift customers to the Office 365 subscription model, Microsoft has rejigged the licensing conditions on retail copies of Office 2013 such as Office Home & Student 2013. People tend not to read this sort of fine print, but this bit is kind of important. AA screenshot of Microsoft Office 365.ccording to the fine print, retail copies of Office Home & Student 2013 are now single-license, so you can only install them on one computer. Some people interpret this as meaning that the retail license is now similar to the OEM license, which covers copies of Office that come pre-installed on a new computer. Under an OEM license you can only run Office on that specific computer. If...