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Selecting or changing a default printer, Windows 7

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You can select or change your default printer any time.

The default printer is where your print jobs will automatically be sent when using Quick Print option in MS Office applications and others.  It is also the printer that is automatically selected in all print dialog.

Setting the default printer in Windows 7
  • Click the Start button, then click Devices and Printers.


  • Right-click the printer you wish to use as your default printer and select Set as default printer.  A green check mark will appear next to the printer to indicate this status.default-printer
Using other printers?

Setting a default printer doesn’t mean you can’t use other printers installed on your computer.  From an application’s print dialog box,  select any installed printer to use.