As a former perf team member, I now work for a company that is in the medical field. Remove From My Forums. You take care, stay healthy, keep smiling big and have a blessed year ahead. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. I went through the first part of his solution to completely remove all instances of an HP printer, but at that point I did not install the Windows built-in driver.

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Solved: Envy driver kernel-mode / NT error – HP Support Community –

kernek HP is a very up to date software and services company, and I would expect has a higher degree of software development and testing practices to prevent installation issues like this example. Friday, September 16, 5: All I know for certain is that my HP device was the only one that did not work.

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Microsoft Dkcucom 10 bit. Going through all the supplied steps by the HP technician, at least 3 times, resulted in the same exact problem with the “Driver is unavailable” error when installing. Hi, Please follow the steps below to resolve such an error: Message 10 of I will try your solution next time.

If you think about print drivers docuckm the simplest terms, there are two parts to all Win32 Print Drivers — one part which performs the rendering of the print job, and one part which is provides configuration options for the user. I print out a lot of pdf posters and photos and, even though the PC says the printer is there, it says it can’t find it. I have a windows 8.


Unfortunately, I am running Windows 10 Home version so I cannot follow the additional suggested steps outlined by the other users – I cannot disable or edit via Local Computer Policy. Later please install the full feature printer software from this link: Message 6 of If you have allowed kernel-mode printer drivers to be installed on Windows Server and then you change the policy to block the installation, this only affects the installation of new kernel-mode drivers.

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Kernel-Mode Print Drivers: Gone the Way of the Dinosaur

Delete the files in the folder You might not be able to delete all the files. So what is the future for those kfrnel and drivers? Best regards, Andy Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

We currently utilize 16 bit print drivers for all our x-ray printer line. Let me know how this goes.

To cut to the chase, the only way I was able to install kerbel HP drivers for the ENVY was to enable kernel mode driver installation on the Windows 10 laptop like the original poster suggested. I have managed to resolve the issue now, just prior to you responding to my post, therefore I’m not able to test your method to see if it works.


It found the device but came up with the Driver is Unavailable. I genuinely hope the issue gets resolved without hassles and the unit works great. On Windows Serverthe installation of kernel-mode printer drivers is disallowed by default. I get a range of error kegnel each time I try. If a printer driver experienced an error such as a crashthe entire machine would bugcheck which resulted in stability and availability issues.

You must be logged in to post a comment. Message 7 of Kernel mode print driver support was dropped with Windows 7. Unfortunately, I believe that the whole medical community has not gotten this message prknt, even after all of the BSODs and freezes. Delete all the instances of your printer listed in devices and printers. Rename W32X86 to W32x In the majority of environments, these kernel-mode drivers have been supplanted by user-mode prnt.