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    set default printer missing (ver 5.1 build 2600.xp

    The "set as default printer" choice / selection has disappeared from the "printers and faxes" applet in Control Panel. Consequently, I am unable to set a specific printer as my default printer for all applications on this computer. How do I reset this option?

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    Re: set default printer missing (ver 5.1 build 260

    The option does not appear when the selected printer already is the default printer - do you have another printer installed to check against?
    Otherwise, if you right-click the printer icon, does it come up as an option?

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    Re: set default printer missing (ver 5.1 build 260

    Thanks. Question answered and matter c leared up.

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    Re: set default printer missing (ver 5.1 build 260

    How was the problem solved, so others may learn?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: set default printer missing (ver 5.1 build 260

    Leif replied to my post with the information that the "set as default printer" option does not appear when the selected printer already is selected as the default printer. I had not noticed the small checkmark that appeared beside the printer I had dersignated as the default printer. I was thrown off in that when printing a document with WordPerfect 13, the indication of the printer to be used was "system default printer", rather than the name of the specified printer.

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    Re: set default printer missing (ver 5.1 build 260

    Thanks for the reply.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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