Amazon’s reader app, Kindle is brilliant. It lets you read books from both your personal collection as well as ones you buy online. There’s an app you can download for your PC called “Send To Kindle” – It lets you transfer e-books you have got from developer manuals, etc (the ones that come with a CD as part of the book purchase)… problem is, it does not install successfully on Windows 8.
But… it’s pretty easy to fix the problem. Simply:
- Download the app from here and Install it
- When the error about the unknown printer port appears on the screen, click OK.
- It’ll then tell you it installed successfully (it is LYING) and ask you to log in with your Amazon account (you can do this now), then shut down the app
- Go into C:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon\SendToKindle and copy the file stkMonitor.dll into C:\windows\system32
- Install the app again. This time, no error!
You may need to also open an Admin Command Prompt and run this command:
sc config Spooler binPath=%windir%\system32\spoolsv.exe
The full error is: Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000704) The specified port is unknown
Now, any application you are in can be “printed” to your eReader. Note that this print driver does not work with Win8RT (but if your Win 8 Metro app has a print function, it will come up as a printer to print to). I imagine Amazon will remedy this issue soon, but until then this is an acceptable workaround. Found the information was published here (Michal Chudý posted the update today – it’s at the bottom of the page, what a fluke I found it!!) – The other instructions listed are all done by the installer, so they can be ignored…