Setup Default Printer in Windows
Modified on: Thu, Dec 1, 2022 2:54 PM
To choose a default printer:
Select Start > Settings .
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:
Open Start > Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners.
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.
Once in the Control Panel select Devices and Printers. You may have to select "Small Icons" in the "View By" field.
Right click on the printer you want and click on Set as default printer.
The printer you select is now the printer defaulted to by all applications. You may have to select a different printer if not nearby.
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