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Windows 10: Can’t print a test page from Settings

August 10, 2019

After I set up my printer on my new Windows 10 computer, I tried to print a test page from Settings (Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners, select printer, then Manage) but I got a rundll32.exe permissions error.

So I tried from the old-style Control Panel (Control Panel > Devices and Printers, right-click on the printer, then select Printer Properties, then click Print Test Page). That worked fine, confirming that printing worked—it just wouldn’t print a test page from the new Settings options. Printing from Word and other programs also worked; it was just the Settings option where it didn’t work.

 

One comment

  1. You can usually run your printer’s self-test by pressing a series of buttons as the printer boots up, which you’ll find outlined in your printer’s manual. Windows’ test pages can be printed by heading to Settings Devices Printers Scanners, selecting your printer, clicking the Manage button, and clicking Print a Test Page.



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