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Reinstall Microsoft XPS Document Writer in Windows 7/8

The Microsoft Document Writer comes pre-installed on Windows 7/8 machines. If you've deleted the Microsoft XPS Document Writer while correcting a PDF problem in QuickBooks and need to reinstall it, follow the steps below.

Detailed instructions

To reinstall the Microsoft Document Writer, perform these steps:

  1. Click Start and select Devices and Printers.
  2. Click  Add Printer.
  3. Choose Add a Local Printer.
  4. Select Use an Existing Port.
  5. Select XPS Port and click Next.
  6. In the manufacturer list, choose Microsoft.
  7. On the right side, choose the latest version of the XPS document writer and click Next.
  8. Choose the driver currently installed, click next, and click finish

Note: If the XPS Port is not available, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Add a Printer.
  2. Choose Add a Local Printer.
  3. Select Create a New Port.
  4. Select Local Port. then click Next.
  5. In the Enter a Port Name field, type in XPS Port, then click OK.
  6. In the Manufacturer list, choose Microsoft.
  7. On the right side, choose the latest version of the XPS Document Writer, then click Next.
  8. Select Use the Driver that is Currently InstalledClick Next.
  9. Printer name should be Microsoft XPS Document Writer, then click Next.
  10. Select the option Do Not Share Printer, then click Next.
  11. Uncheck the box for Set As Default Printer, then click Finish.
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