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Print tries to print to a file


SimSportPlyr

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Printing was working correctly for me until today.

This morning I installed Windows Update KB2753842. After that, I could not longer print. This might be coincidental, but it is the only thing that I can think of that has changed since I was able to print.

Now, when I try to print I get the 'Save Print Output As' wizard, prompting me to save to a file. This happens even though the previous Print wizard screen has the 'Print to file' choice unticked.

Any suggestions for fixing this?

Thanks.
 

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Mystere

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Sounds like your default printer changed to the XPS printer. Go into Control Panel and check what the default printer is.
 

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SimSportPlyr

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Thanks for the reply.

Now that you mention it, the Printer wizard does show the XPS printer as being my default printer!

Control Panel -Devices and Printers shows my Canon printer as being the default device. There is a green check mark next to the Canon printer and when I right-click on it (still in Control Panel) 'set as default printer' is still ticked.

I deleted and readded the Canon printer, and it's now correctly selected as the default device.

Odd.

Thanks a lot for your help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8