How to reset and change the default Printer
How to fix issues while resetting and changing the default printer?
Printer is a device used for taking print outs of the documents saved in digital formats in a computer. Almost all computers have options for setting a printer as the default printer. Setting a default printer will avoid the need of configuring or selecting the printer every time the user needs to print. Once a printer is set as the default, it will be used for the printing jobs from thereafter. At times, the users might end up with errors or problems with the printer they use and they may need to replace the old printer by a new one. In this case the users can reset the default printer to the newly configured one and continue printing with the newly configured printer as the default one.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know more about the causes due to which the printer should be reset and how to reset the default printer:
- Reasons for resetting the default printer
- Methods to reset the default printer
- Issues occurred while resetting
Reasons for resetting the default printer
It is often possible for the users to change the printer they use to print. In such cases selecting the printer during each print will be a tiresome process. Here the users have the option to reset the newly chosen printer as the default printer. This process benefits the users by eliminating the need of selecting a printer during each time they need to print.
Methods to reset the default printer
Resetting the default printer is often an easy task and requires only simple steps to perform. To reset the default printer, click on ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Settings’. Select the ‘Printers’ from the settings window. A new window will be displayed with all the printers connected and installed in your system. Locate the printer which you want to set as default. Right click on it and click on ‘Set as Default’. The selected printer will be used for further printing commands.
At times it might cause errors while trying to reset the printer. One of the main issues is that you can't find the printer which you are trying to set as the default. This happens when the printer is not plugged into your system properly or the driver required for the printer won’t be installed in the system. Installing the necessary drivers and verifying that the printer is plugged correctly will fix this issue. Another issue is that you have reset a printer as the default one but at times it might end up with the error showing “No default printer found”. This is because of the conflict with third party security software programs especially a firewall. It is possible for the firewall to block the access of printer to your system. Uninstalling these programs or giving necessary permission privileges for the printer will fix the issue.
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