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Group policy to disable changing Default Printers for Win 7/10 machines after updates

I would like to create a system-wide GPO for Win 7 & Win 10 machines to prevent Windows from reverting to the "Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW)" after installing major updates and additionally to disable "Let Windows manage my default printer" completely.
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Mwamba M.
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ChrisCommented:
There’s unfortunately no Group Policy setting to prevent windows from managing your default printer. Instead you will have to deploy the following registry DWORD value using Group Policy Preferences:

HKEY_Current_User\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\LegacyDefaultPrinterMode Dword: 1

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If this is new to you, see the below web page for some information on GPP registry deployment.

https://blog.thesysadmins.co.uk/group-policy-preferences-1-deploying-registry-settings.html
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