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Saturday, 9 November 2013

HOW TO FIX: The following error occurred while attempting to print your pictures (Windows Vista)

'The following error occurred while attempting to print your pictures:' Its a very frustrating message because it does not give any indication as to why the error occurred.

This error occurred on a Windows Vista machine whenever a picture was selected in Windows Explorer and the 'Print' option clicked on the tool bar. The error appeared repeatedly and I found that the only way to close it was to use Task Manager to close explorer.exe and then manually restart it.

I was able to trace it back to the following registry key:


renaming RegisteredProfiles to RegisteredProfiles.old appears to have resolved the problem.

I suspect the problem is caused by installing some old photo editing software that has incompatibility problems with Windows Vista but am not certain about this.