WINDOWS 10:
To choose a default printer:

  1. Select Start Settings .

  2. Go to Devices > Printers & scanners > select a printer > Manage. Then select Set as default.
    **Note: If you don't see the Set as default option, the Let Windows manage my default printer option may be selected. You'll need to clear that selection before you can choose a default printer on your own.

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Your default can be the printer you last used. To turn on this mode:

  1. Open Start  > Settings  > DevicesPrinters & scanners.

  2. Select the checkbox beside Let Windows manage my default printer.
     




DEPRACATED STEPS (Ignore if not pertinent):


Windows instructions for changing default printer


  •  Right click on Start Menu and select Search.  In Search box, type control panel.  When the box pops up select Control Panel.


Control Panel Application



  • Once in the Control Panel select Devices and Printers. You may have to select "Small Icons" in the "View By" field.

 

Devices And Printers Tab



  • Right click on the printer you want and click on Set as default printer.



Printer Selection Menu



  • The printer you select is now the printer defaulted to by all applications.  You may have to select a different printer if not nearby.