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Windows 7: Setting the Default Printer
Posted by on 18 May 2015 01:18 PM

The following knowledgebase article documents how to set the default printer on a Windows 7 system, assuming that the printer has already been added. (To add a printer, see: Microsoft Word - Adding a printer (Windows 7))

1. Open Devices and Printers:

The Devices and Printers page can be opened by opening the start menu, and selecting Devices and Printers (See below):

Devices and Printers


2. Setting the Default Printer

Locate the printer you would like to set as your Default Printer, right click the Printer in the menu, and select "Set as default printer".

Default Printer

3. Verifying that the Printer is now set to Default

The printer should now have a green tick next to it. Additionally, when attempting to print a document, the printer you selected should be the first one on the list.



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