How to set your default printer (PC)

This article will assist you in setting your default printer on a Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 PC.


  1. Open Devices and Printers
    • Windows 7: Select Start > Click on Devices and Printers
    • Windows 10: Select Start > Type in the search box: Devices and Printers
      Note: on Windows 10, you may need to type Control Panel in the search box and then choose View devices and printers from the list in Control Panel.  
  2. Right-click the printer you would like to set as the default printer
  3. Select Set as Default Printer
    A printer is selected in the background. The right-click context menu is open, and the "Set as default printer" item is highlighted.