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August 14, 2009 - 8:38 am
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I use the printer attached to my main pc, a HP Photosmart, for printing stuff from my laptop which is on a wireless network.The last time I tried to print stuff out, it didn't work. I went into the properties for the printer and ticked the box for sharing it, which had somehow become unticked.
What happens now is that the network printer keeps setting itself as the default printer on the main pc, even sometimes a few times within a session on the computer. What then happens is that when i click on the printer icon in a program, the print job fails and I have to go into the printer folder to reset my HP as the default printer. How do I get this to stick?

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August 14, 2009 - 9:13 am
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So...first question -- are you the only user of the main PC? No one else is going in there and fiddling with the settings when you're not looking?

Also, I'm not too sure about HP, but some companies use their monitoring software to "helpfully" re-set the default because obviously you wouldn't want to use any printer but theirs....there's probably some setting buried deep down that needs to be checked/unchecked.

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August 24, 2009 - 12:38 pm
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I updated the driver and it seems to be ok.

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