Printer Spooler Fix Wizard

Printer Spooler Fix Wizard

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    150,663
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 17, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (Problem detection only); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    7.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    128
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Printer Spooler Fix Wizard guarantees to fix errors that stop your printer from printing -- for a price. You're paying for convenience and minimal downtime since Printer Spooler Fix Wizard probably costs less than you'd pay a technician to find and fix the problem. Bonus offers cushion the blow, plus a money-back guarantee. But you should be aware that Windows can troubleshoot many printer problems on its own, and Microsoft offers a free Fix It printer troubleshooter and repair utility, too.

Pros

Time vs money: Downloading and running Printer Spooler Fix Wizard only takes a minute or two, while the computer repair route can mean days of downtime.

Guaranteed: Printer Spooler Fix Wizard guarantees to fix your problem or you get your money back. As with any such purchase, be sure you understand the terms.

Bonus bundle: Antivirus software with a year's subscription comes bundled with Printer Spooler Fix Wizard, which might sweeten the deal for some.

Cons

Buy before you try: We understand the difficulty in letting users try Printer Spooler Fix Wizard before handing over their credit card data, but "buy-before-try" is a tough sell, even with a money-back guarantee.

Free option available: Before paying $40, go to Control Panel/System and Security, click "find and fix problems," and run the printing troubleshooter. If that fails, download and run Microsoft's freeware Fix It wizard.

Bottom Line

Printer Spooler Fix Wizard is aimed primarily at users who lack the skills (or desire) to get "under the hood" to fix common PC problems, and especially those who depend heavily on their printers. But if you can download and run Printer Spooler Fix Wizard, you can download and run Microsoft's Fix It troubleshooter. If the free tool doesn't do the job, try Printer Spooler Fix Wizard.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Printer Spooler Fix Wizard 1.6.

 
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1 stars

"Not worth it"

January 15, 2015  |  By jarrod.christman.7

 |  Version: Printer Spooler Fix Wizard 1.6

Pros

This is a review from one of the "tech's" that the software warns you will take your money and may not fix the problem. I am trying to track down a problem that causes thermal printers we use in our company from locking up due to what seems like periodic corrupted spooler jobs. Only pro I can give this software is that it is likely to fix really simple problems... but then again, so would the built-in printer troubleshooter Windows provides.

Cons

This software seems more like you're spending money to buy their anti-virus software rather than fix your printer (and that's probably it's intent). It will list supposed problems for you, but for the technical oriented user, this list can be used to verify the software isn't lying to you. It will ask you to select the printer to fix, you select it, then magically it will list all drivers for all of the other printers on your system as corrupted. It is unclear how it is determining what's corrupted, after all it is unlikely it has a database of valid file hashes to compare against. It will also list any sitting print job in any queue as corrupted... It seems to use the term 'corrupted' liberally. It will also list some registry entries as corrupted, but checking on these entries manually shows they're fine. One of the entries was the 'DisplayName' entry that gives display name of the spooler service to the end user, this is neither invalid nor likely to cause any printing issues.

Summary

Your printing issues are more likely to be fixed by yourself. It looks like the main thing this software does that may be useful is clearing out the printer queue (Start - Devices and printers, double-click the printer and delete all jobs in there), probably then restarts the printer spooler service (if you don't know how to do this, just restart your computer), and lastly, it may force you to reinstall some of your printer drivers.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6
Version 1.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Security Stronghold
Publisher web site http://www.SecurityStronghold.com
Release Date July 16, 2013
Date Added July 17, 2013
Version 1.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Printer Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.24MB
File Name PrinterSpoolerFixWizard3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 150,663
Downloads Last Week 128
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Problem detection only
Price $19.95

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