How to set the default printer via command line in Windows


1. Open command prompt “cmd”

2. Type RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /y /n “HP Officejet Pro 8610”

The /y sets the printer as default

/n is the name of the printer

This is just one of those tips I keep coming back to and forgetting the command line switches. It works on Win 7,8 and 10.

I experienced a problem where the printers are installed however they are not listed under “devices and printers”.

More info can be found here.

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