Everything else is working okay. Unfortunately, I am running Windows 10 Home version so I cannot follow the additional suggested steps outlined by the other users – I cannot disable or edit via Local Computer Policy. However, to maintain compatibility, the installation of kernel-mode drivers can be enabled through the modification of a Group Policy setting as shown below:. There’s no change to the printer after the newest Windows update. As a former perf team member, I now work for a company that is in the medical field. It sounds very similar to what I was seeing. Friday, September 16, 5:

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Thursday, September 15, 4: Unfortunately, I believe that the whole medical community has not gotten this message yet, even after all of the BSODs and freezes. Take care now and have a terrific week ahead. I recommend you delete the driver at the root level and retry, follow the steps below: I have managed to resolve the issue now, just prior to you responding to my post, therefore I’m not able to test your method to see if it works.

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Kudos to you for a job well done. I followed the remove driver directions. Alan Morris formerly with Windows Printing Team. If it does you know what to do. I am not the only one and cannot understand why hp are not taking this seriously enough. Instead, I installed the HP full-featured driver, exactly the one I had been trying to install all along.


A very good day to you. Splendid effort, commendable troubleshooting and a superb description of the issue.

Kernel-Mode Print Drivers: Gone the Way of the Dinosaur

To cut to the chase, the only way I was able to install the HP drivers for the ENVY was to enable kernel mode driver installation on the Windows 10 laptop like the original poster suggested.

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You’ve been simply superb to work with. Let me know how this goes. Please perform these steps to uninstall the printer drivers. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.

It’s a complete mystery. Everything else is working okay. With the release of Windows Vista, the support for kernel-mode printer drivers has been completely removed.

Cancel You must be logged in to post a comment. First they did an sfc scannow which showed no problems. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.


Ignore the Regedit option if it cannot be done. All ksrnel topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Although the configuration piece has always run in user-mode and normally in the context of the user requesting the printing, the rendering part has moved between user mode and kernel mode.

I dont know if Microsoft found a bug in creators update and silently corrected it, or whether the original update on my machine was faulty.

Windows Can’t install the kernel-mode print driver

Not an IT pro? I was at my wits’ end. It sounds very similar to what Moode was seeing. Delete the files in the folder You might not be able to delete all the files.

Please note – I have followed the instructions several times and to no avail. Kernel mode print driver support was dropped with Windows 7. Restart the PC again.