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How do I set my HP printer as ‘default’ on a Windows 7 or 8?

Castle Ink hopes these steps are helpful in bringing your printer back online and giving you easier printing access. 

  1. Search on Windows for ‘Devices.’ 
  2. Select ‘Devices & Printers.’
  3. Right-click the offline printer.
  4. Press ‘Select as Default.’ 

About Jackie Elward

Jackie Elward is a Research Analyst covering the printer industry with a focus on diagnosing and solving common printer issues. Her expertise centers around mobile printing and advising consumers on the use of bluetooth, configuring Android and iOS devices to print remotely, and more. She's currently pursing a degree at Babson College.