Set Default Printer in Windows® Vista®
What are the ways to set default printer in Windows Vista computer?
Windows Vista is easy to use and advanced Operating System from Microsoft. The printers now have been made very specifically to share the media between computers easily. You need to install the appropriate drivers whenever you install computer peripheral devices like printers. The printers could be shared in a network through printer cables, Ethernet cables, USB cables, and more recently, wireless connections. Wireless printers are capable of printing materials minus the hassle of cables. The printers make use of different types of technologies like ink jet, laser jet etc. For setting the default printer in Windows Vista computer, you need to click Print toolbar button and now you could see a list of available printers. You could select the printer that is commonly used and check mark the printer to set it as your default printer.
The following are the effects of setting default printer in Windows Vista computer:
- Print documents easily
- Share default printer
- No need of switching drivers
Print documents easily
You could print documents easily without having to set up printer again. The printer documents need to be accessed from the Word processors like Microsoft Word etc. You might need to install the appropriate printer drivers in the computer. The printer drivers are very necessary for the proper functioning of the computer. By setting printer as default printer you could easily access all the features without much error.
Share default printer
You might share default printer so that it could be accessed from any computer in the network. Firstly, you have to know the actual computer name, in which the printer is installed on. For finding the computer name , you have to press Windows button and Pause Break. The printer sharing has to be enabled. For doing that, go to Control Panel, Printers and Settings Icon. Then right click on the printer icon and choose sharing. You would also create a simple name for your printer.
Since only one printer is used everywhere, you might use that single driver only. If more than one printer is used then you might need to use more that one driver in a single computer and it might cause conflicts. So in this sense it is advisable to set a default printer in the computer. Once the default printer is set, you might be able to handle the printer easily.
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