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Widows 10 default printer switches to another printer after a while

The default printer on this Windows 10 Pro system switches every 7-10 days

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The desired printer is the HP LaserJet Pro M404-M405, which is connected by USB
The system switches to the Shared Large Canon
The desired default printer's icon does not go gray

When I select the HP as default, its name changes to the custom name
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Is there a way to keep the default from changing?

Thanks.
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is this a pc on a business network?  maybe a GPO is in place, causing the change?
Windows 10 has enhancements where windows manages your printers.

See whether ths issue is caused on a system where a user commonly prints to the main printer versus the local, USB attached one?