Hi, I have recently adquired a new Dell laptop with Core 2 processor and Windows 7 Home Edition (64 bits) installed from factory. I have this problem: I can not add any printer to the system, because when I try to do it the following message: "Windows can not open Add printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Restart the administrator or the system". Trying to being smart and not to bother you guys with an already known way to solve the problem I have search a lot of forum in where I found a lot of persons with the exactly same problem. The solutions that other persons gave to the problem does NOT work in my case. I mention here the principal ones: 1) Use "Fix it" tool from Microsoft Does not work, the tool can not restart the printer spooler service. 2) Go to the Control Panel -> Services ( or, equivalent, Execute: service.msc) and check that Spooler Service is running, if it is not: make it start and check "automatically" The service "Print Spooler" IS NOT IN THE LIST OF SERVICE SO IT IS COMPLETY MISSING!! Going futher, I saw a post of other forum (Print Spooler Service is missing) in where a guy suggest to modify the registry so to fix the problem of the missing service and gives a complete list of modifications. Before doing that attemp I check that all the fields in my registry differ in some way of the modification suggested and I see that my registry seems to be fine. So I DO NOT modify my registry, because of the reason explained and because modifying registry is a risky task. 3) Some post from forums suggest to Execute: "net stop spooler" and then "net start spooler" Does not either 4) Of course, I have checked that spoolsv.exe exists, and yes is a real file located on \Windows\system32 folder. So, in this way I am completly lost, out of idea, blank, zero inspiration, nada, nothing to say.