Stop Windows 10 from Changing Your Default Printer

October 2016

Ever since Microsoft released their Build 10586 update for Windows 10, some users have reported issues with changes to their printer management. If you have experienced random changes to your printer settings, here's a quick way to stop them.

Stop Windows 10 from Changing Printer Settings

To turn off this feature, go to Start > Settings > Devices. Select Printers & Scanners, and toggle the Let Windows manage my default printer switch Off:

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