Windows 10 now tries to manage printers for you so unless you know how to search for other printers from each program you use, this change might affect you in adverse ways. However if you check Devices and Printers, it is likely you will find the printer as the update that changed how Windows handles printers is what is causing the issue.
Missing Default Printer? Stop Windows from Managing your Printers
- Right-click on the Windows button in the lower left and select "Control Panel".
- Open "Devices and Printers".
- If necessary, switch the View by setting to "Small icons".
- Locate the desired printer to set as the default.
- Right-click on the chosen printer.
- Select "Set as default printer".
- Windows will alert that setting a printer as the default will stop Windows from managing the default printer.
- Select "OK".
- Verify the printer now has a green check on it acknowledging it is the default printer.
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