How To Change Default Printer In Windows 7

Written by: Oliver Krautscheid - Published: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 - Comments

If you have multiple printers, you might want to change your default printer to save some time. Here’s how you’d do that.

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Change default printer in Windows 7

1. Step Open up the Control Panel

2. Step Click on View devices and printers (you might have to change to category view at the top right to see this link)

View devices and printers in Windows 7

3. Step Now find the printer that you want to set as your default printer. Right-click on that printer:

Set default printer in Windows 7

4. Step Hover over the item “Set as default printer” and select the printer

5. Step You have successfully changed the default printer in Windows 7

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One Response to How To Change Default Printer In Windows 7

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Judy said:

    When I click on the printer I want to install, and right click it, there is no set as default printer on it, what do I do

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