If you regularly use multiple printers, you can pick one as your default printer. Windows and other programs then automatically use that device whenever you print.
Open Devices and Printers by clicking the Start button , and then, on the Start menu, clicking Devices and Printers.
Right-click 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.)
A default printer doesn't have to be an actual physical device. Depending on your computer, you might have the option to send documents as faxes, or to save them as PDF or XPS files when you print. To learn more, see Print to the Microsoft XPS Document Writer.
You can change your default printer setting at any time.
If more than one printer is connected to your computer, you can choose one to use by default. Choose the printer you will use most often. That way, when you print using Windows or your programs, you won't have to select a printer each time. You can change the default printer at any time and you can still select other printers for occasional print jobs.
Open Printers by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking Printers.
Right-click the printer you want to use, and then click Set as Default Printer. A check mark is displayed on the printer icon to mark it as your default printer.
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