|Change the Printer Spooler Priority (Windows NT/2000/XP)|
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Normally the printer spooler runs at the same priority as other services on a system. If your system is being mainly used for printing or handles a large number of print jobs you can use this tweak to change the priority class the print spooler.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called 'SpoolerPriority' using the settings below.
Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print]|
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: 0 = Normal priority, 1 = High priority, 0xFFFFFFFF = Idle priority
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: April 16, 2003