Re: Can't choose default printer
The usual cure is to disconnect the printer, uninstall the drivers, shutdown
and restart the computer.
Reinstall the correct up to date drivers, and when/if prompted, plug in the
Vista may have a basic driver built in for this printer, and it may not have
all the features.
Older, non Vista drivers may cause the problem you are experiencing, or
perhaps connecting the printer before the drivers were installed.
While an Epson R220 was a good printer in it's day, the newer workforce and
artisan printer series are quite a bit faster, and seem to have a bit better
I've just about retired my R300m.
"Daydream" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I can no longer choose a default printer, so while I can print from
> some programs (email programs), others say that I need to install a
> printer (Adobe Reader, Paint Shop Pro X2, etc.). I have an Epson Stylus
> Photo R220 installed. And it does print and prior to the computer
> getting "fixed", I did have the green checkmark on it as a default. I
> saw a post with someone having a similar problem and they were told to
> go into Regedit to check out permissions on the Hk-something, which I
> did, but all permissions seemed to be correctly checked.
> (....software/microsoft/windowsnt/device or something like that)
> Thank you in advance for your time and any advice you might have.