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Change a Users Default Printer

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Change a Users Default Printer (Windows 9x and NT)
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This setting will allow you the change the default printer of a user by modifying the registry. Open your registry, and find the key appropriate for your operating system, as shown below. Add or edit the value of 'Device', to equal the printer you want to become default for the current user.
Windows 95
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Windows]
Windows NT
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
Note:The device is the name used to represent the printer in the registry, the name can also be found in the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings] key.

Value Name: Device
Data Type: REG_SZ
Data:


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