Set Default Printer in Windows


Windows allows you to set your own default printer or let Windows manage your default printer. Your print job will automatically send to the default printer destination unless otherwise specified. This article describes how to set a default printer in Windows.



Windows 10

  1. Right Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Devices.
  4. Select Printers & scanners.
  5. Uncheck Let Windows manage my default printer.
  6. Left Click on printer you wish to make your default printer, select Manage.
  7. Select Set as Default. The Printer status will now show: Default
  8. Close the Settings window.

Windows 11

  1. Right click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Bluetooth & devices.
  4. Select Printers & scanners.
  5. Uncheck Let Windows manage my default printer.
  6. Select the printer you wish to make your default printer.
  7. Select the Set as default button.
  8. Close the window.


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