For Seniors: Set a Default Printer in Windows
In Windows 7, you can set up a default printer that will be used every time you print. With a default printer set, you don’t have to select a printer each time — instead, unless you specifically select a different printer, the default printer is used for all print jobs.
Choose Start→Devices and Printers.
The Devices and Printers window appears. The current default printer is indicated by a check mark.
Right-click any printer that isn’t set as the default and choose Set as Default Printer from the shortcut menu.
The printer you selected is set to the new default printer, and a checkmark appears on its icon.
To modify printing properties for your particular printer model (for example, whether the printer prints in draft or high-quality mode, or whether it uses color or only black and white), right-click a printer in the Devices and Printers window and choose Printing Preferences.
This same dialog box is available from most common Windows-based software programs, such as Microsoft Word or Excel, by clicking the Properties button in the Print dialog box.
Click the Close button in the Devices and Printers window.
The new changes are saved.