How To Change Your Default Printer In Windows 10

March 10, 2022 | 2 min read | IT Support

In this video, Tom from The HBP Group’s Tech How Team explains how to change your default printer in Windows 10. If you prefer to find out how to do this with written instructions, we have included these further down the page.

Step-by-Step Guide

Stage 1: Change Printer Settings

1) In the Windows search bar type “control” and open the “Control Panel”.

How To Set Your Default Printer in Windows 10

2) Once this is open go to “View Devices and Printers” underneath “Hardware and Sound”. If your view is not the same as the below screen shot change the option in the top right of the window called “View by” and choose “Category”.

How To Set Your Default Printer in Windows 10

3) Inside “Devices and Printers” right click on the printer you want to use as the default printer and choose “Set as default printer” and confirm that you wish to manage your printer preferences by clicking “Ok” when a pop appears with the text “Setting the printer as default means that Windows will stop managing your default printer”. This will set your new default printer and a green tick will appear on the chosen device.

How To Set Your Default Printer in Windows 10

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