Do you want to change your default printer on your Windows 10 PC? Windows 10 has a feature to set a default printer automatically. But any user wants to change the default printer, then there are several ways to do that.
Methods to Change Default Printer in Windows 10
As mentioned above, there are many ways to change the default printer in Windows 10. One can do so through Settings, Print dailog, Command Prompt and also by using any third-party app. Three most suitable and easy methods to change the Default Printer in Windows 10 are;
- Using Settings
- Using Command Prompt
- Print Dialog
All of these are discussed below
Change Default Printer Through Settings
- First of all, go to “Start Menu” and search for the “Settings” app.
- After opening Settings, click on the “Devices” and then go to “Printers and Scanners”.
- On the right-side, look for the “Let Windows Manage My Default Printer” option and turn it off.
- Scroll down and click on the option named as “Manage“.
- Then, choose the printer and make it default printer by clicking on “Set as Default“.
Change Default Printer Through Command Prompt
This process to change the default printer in Windows 10 is much easier process than others. Just follow the given below steps:
- Turn on your PC and open “Command Prompt Window” through Start Menu.
- Now type the following command to change the Default Printer in the Command Prompt Window: RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL, PrintUIEntry /y /n “Printer name”
- You just have to rename the “Printer Name” to the name of printer that you want to set as default.
- Then, press enter and the default printer will be changed.
Change Default Printer Through Print Dialog
- Turn on the PC and open the “Note Pad” program.
- Go to the “File” option on the upper bar of Note Pad.
- Then, click on the “Print” option to open the “Print Dialog“.
- Look for the printer that you want to choose as default printer.
- Then, click on the option “Set as Default Printer” to save that printer as default on your PC.
If you want to change your Default Printer in Windows 10, then what are you waiting for?