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    Default Printer (XP SP2)

    At random intervals, my default printer suddenly changes from a Brother Laser on LPT1 to a label printer on USB. After reset in Control Panel, the default printer stays for a few hours/days. Anyone ever had this type of problem?
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    Re: Default Printer (XP SP2)

    Can you discern any pattern as to when it occurs, for example does it happen more often when you're use a particular program?

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    Re: Default Printer (XP SP2)

    Well, My pattern of usage has not changed, and it does not seem to be tied to any particular program, and no new apps have been added. I can say that it is since updating windows about two weeks ago, and it seems to happen (usually) after restart/reboot. I tried MS site, but could not get a useful hit. It is not really a problem - just adds curiosity!
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    Re: Default Printer (XP SP2)

    Are you running as a stand-alone installation, or connected to a network?

    I recall some issue - many moons ago! - where networked users were having their default printer set at log-in due to some setting or other not being found. And if I remember correctly, it was set to the first printer found alphabetically in the printers list...

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    Re: Default Printer (XP SP2)

    I am running standalone. Interestingly, it resets to the last printer alphabetically!
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