Printing performance decreases in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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SYMPTOMS

Assume that you print documents on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. In this situation, you may experience a small decrease in printing performance compared to the printing performance of Windows Vista or of Windows Server 2008.

RESOLUTION

To improve the printing performance of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2, install the following hotfix.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.16xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.760 0.20xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1.17xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Localspl.dll6.1.7600.20929768,51221-Mar-201104:40x86
Winprint.dll6.1.7600.1638529,69614-Jul-200901:16x86
Localspl.dll6.1.7601.21687769,02419-Mar-201106:53x86
Winprint.dll6.1.7601.1751430,20820-Nov-201012:21x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Splwow64.exe6.1.7600.2092967,58421-Mar-201105:23x64
Splwow64.exe6.1.7601.2168767,07219-Mar-201107:38x64
Localspl.dll6.1.7600.20929955,90421-Mar-201105:28x64
Winprint.dll6.1.7600.1638539,42414-Jul-200901:41x64
Localspl.dll6.1.7601.21687956,41619-Mar-201107:40x64
Winprint.dll6.1.7601.1751439,42420-Nov-201013:27x64
Localspl.dll6.1.7600.20929768,51221-Mar-201104:40x86
Winprint.dll6.1.7600.1638529,69614-Jul-200901:16x86
Localspl.dll6.1.7601.21687769,02419-Mar-201106:53x86
Winprint.dll6.1.7601.1751430,20820-Nov-201012:21x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Splwow64.exe6.1.7600.20929160,76821-Mar-201104:02IA-64
Splwow64.exe6.1.7601.21687160,76819-Mar-201106:47IA-64
Localspl.dll6.1.7600.209292,053,63221-Mar-201104:05IA-64
Winprint.dll6.1.7600.1638590,62414-Jul-200901:50IA-64
Localspl.dll6.1.7601.216872,054,14419-Mar-201106:48IA-64
Winprint.dll6.1.7601.1751490,62420-Nov-201010:28IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,342
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)23:24
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
File size718
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)23:24
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_9b10123e4ded56333e3d7c238d346763_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21687_none_a88cc161f79149fc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size718
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)23:24
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-p..ooler-core-localspl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20929_none_30c03b180ceafd8f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size4,844
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)23:27
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
File size4,844
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)23:27
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File versionNot applicable
File size722
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)23:24
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
File size717
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)23:24
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_680629c92aa3c7617d5c6a69b4cae768_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21687_none_dc195fbe807f3744.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size715
Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)23:24
PlatformNot applicable
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Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)23:24
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Time (UTC)23:24
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Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-p..ng-spooler-splwow64_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21687_none_2611459ec1eae68a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)19-Mar-2011
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PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
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PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-p..ooler-core-localspl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21687_none_8e82519fc2a15282.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
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Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
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Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
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Date (UTC)19-Mar-2011
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Date (UTC)21-Mar-2011
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Article ID: 2526028 - Last Review: June 17, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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