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Printer Extensions and Notifications - Windows 8 Service

This service opens custom printer dialog boxes and handles notifications from a remote print server or a printer. If you turn off this service, you won't be able to see printer extensions or notifications.

This service exists in Windows 8 only.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Printer Extensions and Notifications
Service name:PrintNotify
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k print
File:%WinDir%\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\PrintConfig.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

If Printer Extensions and Notifications fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the PrintNotify service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Printer Extensions and Notifications won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Printer Extensions and Notifications

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestorePrinterExtensionsandNotificationsWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the PrintConfig.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.