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Jul 18

How to set your PC’s default printer

Your Windows PC or laptop may be configured to print to several printers. Some printers may be connected directly to your computer, while others are attached to the network. On each computer, one printer is defined as the default printer. The default printer is typically the printer which all programs (Word, Excel, QuickBooks, etc.) use by default.

If you are connecting to a Remote Desktop server which support redirected printer, your default printer is often the only printer which is redirected. So in these situations, it is important to make sure you define your default printer properly.

 

How to Set the Default Printer in Windows Vista or Windows 7

  1. Click on the Start button to reveal the Start menu, and click on Devices and Printers.
  2. Right-click on the desired printer, and select Set as default printer.
    You should see a check mark on the printer’s icon signifying that it is now your default printer.

 

How to Set the Default Printer in Windows 8

  1. From the Start Screen type: devices
  2. From the search results select Devices and Printers.
  3. Right-click on the desired printer, and select Set as default printer.
    You should see a check mark on the printer’s icon signifying that it is now your default printer.

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