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johnbfdma

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I recently installed a printer (Epson C84) attached another Windows XP machine on my network on my Windows XP (sp2) machine.
During the install, it was set up as the default printer, which I changed to another networked printer - HP 5000DN.
These are the only two printers on the network
Now periodically the default is being reset to the C84 from the 5000. It doesn't appear to require a restart or login.

One thing I can imagine is that the 5000 periodically goes into powersave mode and perhaps XP can't see it????

I have also recently re-installed Frontpage 2002 sp3, and the upgraded to Itunes 7.2

Any ideas how to make the 5000 the default for good?
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if your using xp pro you can audit the following registry key which is where the default printer key is stored> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows the value named "device" stores the name and location of the printer you set as default. since this default change seems to be happening during the current log on session i would suggest using RegMon this is ideal to monitor registry accesses in real time. this can be picked up here RegMon you can use group policy to configure auditing of registry keys in xp pro. but if your using xp home i would suggest the Regmon tool. hope this has been of some help :whistling:
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