1.    4 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro

    HP printer


    I have an old HP printer (HP 5610v), it's a great printer and works really well. My issue is since CU/FCU......after I install my printer, the fax portion of the printer is set as the default. This never happened before CU an FCU. I have to manually go in and change it. Then for some odd reason I see it reset itself back to the FAX part again. Any ideas?
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 3,971
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi Plankton.

    In the panel where you set defaults did you uncheck "Let Windows manage my default printer" ?


    Ken
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3
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    Yes...it's unchecked.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    What happens if you go old school, start Control Panel, then devices, right click on the one you as default and select as default.

    Ken
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5
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    That's what I've been doing....but after every restart it set's itself back to the FAX.
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 163
    Windows 10 Enterprise

    Plankton,

    You can always create a batch file and the put it in the Windows Startup folder that will reset your default printer to where you want it every time you restart:

    Create a batch file to change the default printer and below is the command to change it on the fly:
    RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /y /n "Name of your Printer"

    Then just put the batch file in the Windows start up folder...and now after every reboot your default printer will be automatically selected for you. Hope this helps.
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7
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    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hey Plankton.

    If you are doing it through control panel and that doesn't work then go Start => Settings => Devices => Printers and set it the new way.

    I like play2mefish idea.
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