Setting a Default Printer on Windows 10

Setting a Default Printer on Windows 10


This guide provides universal steps for users to set a default printer on their Windows computers, applicable to any printer brand.


  1. Access Windows Settings:

    1. Click on the start menu icon at the bottom left of the screen.
    2. Click on the Cog Wheel icon on the left side of the start menu to open Windows Settings.
    1. In the Windows Settings window, select Devices.
    2. Choose Printers & Scanners from the left-hand column.
  2. Disable Automatic Printer Management:

    1. Scroll to the bottom of the printer list.
    2. Uncheck the option for Let Windows manage my default printer.
  3. Set Default Printer:

    1. Find and click on the printer you wish to make the default.
    2. Click on Manage.
    3. Under Printer status, select Set as Default.
  4. Complete the Process:

    1. Close the Settings window.


These steps will assist users in setting a specific printer as their default on a Windows computer, ensuring consistency in their printing activities.

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