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How to keep HP Photosmart 3200 from being the default printer?

Ever since I installed the Photosmart 3200, it becomes the default printer after I reboot.  I have several printers and do NOT want the 3200 as my default.  How can I keep it from doing this, short of uninstalling the printer?
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rgafner
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nobusCommented:
did you try to set another printer as default?
from start>printer and faxes>right clcik the printer you want and select default
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rgafnerAuthor Commented:
Oh yes, every time.  The selected printer will remain as the new default until I reboot, then it goes back to the HP Photosmart 3200.  It's aggravating.
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nobusCommented:
try running sfc /scannow from the run box
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rgafnerAuthor Commented:
What will that do?
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nobusCommented:
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

alternatively, you could uninstall 2 printers, in stall photosmart first, then the other - might help
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hladamjrCommented:
Is this a network or local printer? Are the others network or local ? Do you have administrative rights to the PC under the login you are using. Is it the same login account that the printer was installed under? Local printers typically require administrative rights to install, if you installed it wth one account and are having the issue with another that mayy be a different issue.

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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Do you have HP's Digital Image Monitor running in the background? (the executable is named something like hpqtra08.exe)
This is installed with HP printer software and resets your default printer on boot.
Disable it in your Startup or better still remove it completely and just install the drivers for the Photosmart printer instead.
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rgafnerAuthor Commented:
Yep, Masqueraid.  That was it.  Thanks for the info!
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