After you install a Windows Vista service pack on a
Windows Vista-based computer, the default printer may change to Microsoft XPS
Document Writer. Additionally, when you try to do a print job, you are asked to
save the print job as a file.
This problem occurs most frequently
a network printer as the default printer.
This problem occurs because many
device drivers are reinstalled during the installation
of a Windows Vista service pack.
This can cause the default printer setting to be changed.
To resolve this problem, set the default printer manually.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start
Control printers in the Start Search
box, and then click Control Printers in the
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- Right-click the printer that you want to use, and then
click Set as Default Printer. A check mark on the printer icon
indicates that the printer is
now the default printer.