Follow the steps below to set a default printer in Windows 10 or Windows 11. 

  1. Click the Windows Start icon at the bottom of the screen and then click the Settings icon (it looks like a gear symbol).
  2. In Settings, click "Devices", and then click "Printers & scanners" on the left.
  3. On the right side, uncheck the box labeled "Let Windows manage my default printer". You might have to scroll down to see it.
  4. Click on the printer that you want to be the default, click the Manage button, and then click the "Set as default" button.
  5. Close the Settings window.