Windows 10: Default Printer Windows 10

Discus and support Default Printer Windows 10 in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am trying to temporarily set Print to PDF as my default printer. My settings are set to let Microsoft choose the default which should mean that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by LizCanham, Feb 13, 2020 at 8:02 AM.

  1. LizCanham Win User

    Default Printer Windows 10


    I am trying to temporarily set Print to PDF as my default printer.


    My settings are set to let Microsoft choose the default which should mean that having selected Print to PDF once, it defaults to that until I select something different.


    I have also tried turning off Microsoft choosing the default and actually selecting Print to PDF as default.


    Neither of these options work - my printer still defaults to my network printer which is a total pain!


    Liz

    :)
     

  2. Windows 10 - Cannot Set Printer Default

    Hi Marc,

    I suggest you to place the computer in Clean boot state and then try to make the default printer.

    Perform clean boot to identify if any 3rd party service is causing this issue:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Note: After performing the troubleshooting steps in clean boot, follow
    Step 3 from the link to start the computer to
    Normal startup mode.


    Note: Also applies to Windows 10.

    To make printer as a default printer you can follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows key+ X and select
      device manager
      .

    • Select devices and printers

    • Right click on the printer you want to use, and then click
      set as default printer (You'll see a check mark on the printer's icon signifying that it's now your default printer).
    Hope this helps. Please reply to us with the status of the issue.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Feb 13, 2020 at 8:03 AM
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  3. Windows 10 Sets Last Printer Used As Default Printer

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the printer settings and check if it helps.

    • In the search box, type as “settings”.
    • Go to “settings” and select “devices”.
    • Click on “printers and scanners” option on the left hand side.
    • You will find all your printers listed on the screen, below that there is an option
      “Let Windows manage my default printer”.
    • I suggest you to turn “OFF” the option “When turned on, the default printer is the last used printer”.
    • Now check whether you can choose the other printers or not.
    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

     
  4. Default Printer Windows 10

    How do I set up default printer in Windows 10

    Hi Marcy,

    Thank you for posting your response.

    We would like to know if you are facing any issue when you printer documents with on other printer.

    I would like to inform you that, whenever you give a task to printer on your computer it always selects the default printer to print.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below to set the printer as default.


    • Press Windows + X key.

    • Select Control Panel.
    • Click on Devices and Printers.
    • Under printers, Right on the printer.
    • Select set as default printer.


    Hope this information is helpful. Please write back to us if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Feb 13, 2020 at 8:03 AM
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