Windows Tips

How to set the default printer via command line in Windows

windows command prompt

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 from Microsoft.

Extra Info:

I have written a couple of articles which explain how to:

How to set printing preferences via command line in Windows

Speed up a printer install “device setup in progress” in Windows 10

How to remove a printer via Powershell in Windows

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  • By the way have you seen the RAVPower FileHub? It's a travel Router with wifi AC750 300Mbps Wi-Fi on 2.4Ghz or 433 Mbps on 5Ghz. It includes an SD Card Reader, 6700mAh Battery and can connect an SSD hd. Make this a portable NAS to store your pics and videos or upload your SD card pics/videos to a SSD hd. This is a bargain for under $60. (Amazon USA Link)

    Did our article help you? Here are some ways you can help us.

    Have a look at our IT Tech Tool Kit List, need ideas on what to buy? I have listed my top 29 tools here.

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  • By the way have you seen the RAVPower FileHub? It's a travel Router with wifi AC750 300Mbps Wi-Fi on 2.4Ghz or 433 Mbps on 5Ghz. It includes an SD Card Reader, 6700mAh Battery and can connect an SSD hd. Make this a portable NAS to store your pics and videos or upload your SD card pics/videos to a SSD hd. This is a bargain for under $60. (Amazon USA Link)

    Did our article help you? Here are some ways you can help us.

    Have a look at our IT Tech Tool Kit List, need ideas on what to buy? I have listed my top 29 tools here.

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  • By the way have you seen the RAVPower FileHub? It's a travel Router with wifi AC750 300Mbps Wi-Fi on 2.4Ghz or 433 Mbps on 5Ghz. It includes an SD Card Reader, 6700mAh Battery and can connect an SSD hd. Make this a portable NAS to store your pics and videos or upload your SD card pics/videos to a SSD hd. This is a bargain for under $60. (Amazon USA Link)

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