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Windows 7: Cannot change the default printer.

05 Jan 2015   #1

Win7 64bit
Cannot change the default printer.

I have a Samsung laptop with Windows7 home edition and an Epson WF3520 Wireless printer both in use for some time now.

I can print OK from any package so I assume that the driver is correctly installed. but it always defaults to an old printer which is no longer connected. I just want to change the default printer to the new one.

The problem is that nothing shows up in Devices & printers, no matter how long I wait for the bar at the top to trundle along. I have another laptop (windows 8.1) and the printer appears on there OK.

Could anyone suggest:
a. What the problem might be, or
b. An alternative way to change the default printer.

Thanks in advance,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2015   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Cannot change the default printer.

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