Does your Default Printer Keep Changing?
What are the Causes Due to which default printer keeps Changing?
A printer assigned as default printer will automatically do the printing work when you give a print out to do. In business workspace there will be multiple printers in a shared network. The Operating System in each of them will be different. The printer smartly does all the tasks according to the given priority. Once you set a printer as default, it will be easy to do the printing jobs at fast rate. You do not have to modify the settings each time you use the printer. In some situations even if you set one printer as default and the next time when you logged in the default printer would be changed. This common problem may be because of access privilege settings. When you make a printer as default make sure that you are logged in as administrator. Other easy and smart step is to use Default Printer tool. This makes switching between printers an easy task.
The following details explain the various solutions if your default printer keeps changing:
- Solution using HPOTDD01.EXE
- Default printer tool
Solution using HPOTDD01.EXE
If your default printer changes each time, you can try the following. Go to Search window and type HPOTDDO1.EXE in it. Rename HPOTDDO1.EXE by inserting an underscore (_) character in the front of the file name. Navigate and upon finishing the steps close the window. Now go to Printers and Faxes option in the control panel or start menu. Right click on it and make it default printer. Restart the computer to solve the issue.
You may experience the issue when you set default printer to Image Writer and the next time you log on the default printer changes. Even if you repeatedly do this same error occurs. This constant changing may be because of administrator settings. The user account you are using may not be administrator account and that is the reason why the default settings change. This limited account policy can be solved by logging on to the system as administrator.
When you are using multiple printers on a network home or office, the chance that default printer changing is high. It is also probable when there are different OS running on a shared network. This can be fixed using a tool called SETDEAFAULTPRINTER. If there are more printers on a group these is a handy tool for fast switching between printers.
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