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Set Default Printer Windows 7 Registry

How to Set Default Printer Windows 7 Registry?

How to Set Default Printer Windows 7 Registry using the steps given below. The registry is mainly used to control hierarchical database for appearance and settings. Use the Ntuser.dat to modify the defined settings for the user profiles. Carry out the steps mentioned below for the Windows system.

How to Set a Default Printer Windows 7 Registry

Set Default Printer Windows 7 Registry Guidelines

  1. Click the Start button and type regedit on the search field. Press the Ctrl-Shift-Enter at a time to open the program as an administrator.
  2. Move to the Computer -> HKEY_CURRENT – USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Current Version -> Devices.
  3. Locate the target printer in the list of available devices in the right pane. Note down the printer name and right-click on it and choose Modify from the context menu.
  4. See the information displayed on the screen and select cancel on the window.
  5. Click the HKEY_USERS option from the left pane. Select the File -> Load Hive. Type “%SystemRoot%\Users\Default”.
  6. Double-click on the Ntuser.dat when prompted and click OK. Move to the NTUSER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Current Version -> Devices.
  7. Right-click on the Devices on the right-pane and click New. Choose the String Value and type the printer name. Double-click on the name and type the required information into the Value field.
  8. Visit the HKEY_CURRENT_USER and open the Software -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Current Version -> Printer Ports.
  9. Click the printer name and note the information in the Value Data field. Select the Cancel option.
  10. Move to the HKEY_USERS and select the NTUSER -> Software -> Microsoft ->Windows NT ->Current Version -> Printer Ports.
  11. Find the new string value with the printing device and click the new value. Type the required information and click OK.
  12. Navigate to the HKEY_USERS -> NTUSER. Go to the Software -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Current Version ->Windows.
  13. Note down the required information and click OK.
  14. Find the HKEY_CURRENT_USER and click Printers from the left pane. Note down all the values and data displayed in the right pane.
  15. Move to the NTUSER and right-click on the pane for a NEW screen and click KEY. Choose the key as printers.
  16. Launch the Printers key and recreate all of the values and select File and click Unload Hive. For more queries related for How to Set Default Printer Windows 7 Registry just reach us our technical assistance.
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