How can I increase the priority of the print spooler?

A. By default, the print spooler runs at the same priority as other services. However, if you have a system that you use primarily for printing, you can increase the print spooler's priority by performing the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print registry subkey.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
  4. Enter the name SpoolerPriority, then press Enter.
  5. Double-click the new value, then set it to 1 (0 is the default value).
  6. Click OK.
  7. Reboot the machine for the change to take effect.
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