Windows 10: Easy Guide: How to Set the Default Printer or Scanner in Windows 10

Discus and support Easy Guide: How to Set the Default Printer or Scanner in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; If you have multiple printers or scanners connected to your computer, you can configure a primary device set as your default. In this article we show... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Andre Da Costa, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Easy Guide: How to Set the Default Printer or Scanner in Windows 10


    If you have multiple printers or scanners connected to your computer, you can configure a primary device set as your default. In this article we show you how to do that.


    Easy Guides are intended to make it easy for users to follow instructions regarding basic tasks in Windows 10. Guides are a single info-graphic that you can follow from beginning to end.


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    Andre Da Costa, Oct 10, 2019
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  2. 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.

     
    Karthicka_R, Oct 10, 2019
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  3. gijoetech1, Oct 10, 2019
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  4. RCoon Win User

    Easy Guide: How to Set the Default Printer or Scanner in Windows 10

    Setting Default Printer via Startup Script

    I do it with VB logon scripts


    "Dim ps0 [<------ our printer server the printers are added/managed on]
    Dim printer

    ps0 = "\\ps0\"
    printer = "S14 - Oki ES4140" [<------- the name of the printer as it is shown on the server]

    Set wshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    on Error Resume Next

    'Deletes all network printers
    Set clPrinters = wshNetwork.EnumPrinterConnections
    On Error Resume Next
    For i = 0 to clPrinters.Count - 1 Step 2
    wshNetwork.RemovePrinterConnection clPrinters.Item(i+1), true
    Next

    'Add Network printer
    wshNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection ps0 & printer

    'Set Default Printer
    wshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter ps0 & printer" [<------ this bit sets it as default (note: this must be applied as the first policy before any other printers policies, otherwise it deletes them)]


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    RCoon, Oct 10, 2019
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