FIX: Operation could not be completed (error0x000007d1). The specified driver is invalid.

Let’s fix things first!

In the tutorial I use Registry Editor, and therefore I decide to make one tutorial with screenshots.

Right-click Start and click Run; or press Windows key + R.
Type in Regedit and press Enter.

Operation could not be completed (error0x000007d1). The specified driver is invalid.
(error0x000007d1). The specified driver is invalid.

Follow the following register key, or copy / paste it in the address bar as in the screenshot.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\PostSPUpgrade

Operation could not be completed (error0x000007d1). The specified driver is invalid.
(error0x000007d1). The specified driver is invalid.

right click on PostSPUgrade and click on Delete.
Confirm the deletion of the registry key PostSPUgrade.

Operation could not be completed (error0x000007d1). The specified driver is invalid.
(error0x000007d1). The specified driver is invalid.

Go to Start again and search for PowerShell this time.
Open PowerShell as Administrator.

Type in or copy / paste the below cmdlet.

Restart-Service
Operation could not be completed (error0x000007d1). The specified driver is invalid.

It should now work again!


The complete error message

The complete error message for if someone searches on a different part.

“Printers

Operation could not be completed (error 0x000007d1).

The specified driver is invalid.”

Operation could not be completed (error 0x000007d1).  The specified driver is invalid."
Operation could not be completed (error 0x000007d1). The specified driver is invalid.”

This is from Microsoft Answers.

This post is from answers.microsoft.com.
I have expanded the existing tutorial with screenshots.

If you have questions regarding this topic, feel free to leave a comment.

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Bas Wijdenes

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work as a Senior Services Engineer @ Wortell. In my spare time I write about the error messages that I encounter during my work. I am currently occupied with Azure infrastructure and automating with PowerShell.

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