Changing the Default Printer Using DefPtr
Microsoft provided a tool called DefPtr as part of the Windows NT Resource Kit, although it works in all versions of Windows.
Download the following file: DEFPTR.EXE and save it to the following location:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
The next time you login or reboot the tool will run automatically and you will see a printer icon in the taskbar.
Changing the Default Printer
- Right-click the printer icon in the taskbar.
A list of installed printers will be displayed.
- Choose the printer you wish to select as the default printer.
The change may take a few seconds to take effect.