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Honor Student
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HP 8600 Pro - default is Fax - HP Officejet Pro 8600, how do I change to regular printer

Running Win 8.  Under control panel the only printing device shown is Fax - HP Officejet Pro 8600.  Under specific applications, I have to select the HP Officejet Pro 8600 from the drop down but that option in not avialable under the control panel to make the regular printer the default.

 

I hope I am explaining that correctly.

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Re: HP 8600 Pro - default is Fax - HP Officejet Pro 8600, how do I change to regular printer

When you right click on the Fax - HP Officejet Pro 8600 icon and navigate to set as default does it give the choice, if no
Click on the printer icon and look for Printer server properties on the top go to Drivers Tab and check if it shows you Officejet Pro 8600 listed twice one as 8600 series and the other as Fax.

If you see both than could be installation issue not completing successfully. I would uninstall from Add/remove programs than delete those entry from server properties and install the lates SW from website the link is below

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=bi-108858-3&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4132&product=4323659&sw_lang=
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Re: HP 8600 Pro - default is Fax - HP Officejet Pro 8600, how do I change to regular printer

When you right click on the Fax - HP Officejet Pro 8600 icon and navigate to set as default does it give the choice, if no
Click on the printer icon and look for Printer server properties on the top go to Drivers Tab and check if it shows you Officejet Pro 8600 listed twice one as 8600 series and the other as Fax.

If you see both than could be installation issue not completing successfully. I would uninstall from Add/remove programs than delete those entry from server properties and install the lates SW from website the link is below

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=bi-108858-3&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en...
Honor Student
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Re: HP 8600 Pro - default is Fax - HP Officejet Pro 8600, how do I change to regular printer

Right clicking the icon in Devices did give me the option.  Many thanks!

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Re: HP 8600 Pro - default is Fax - HP Officejet Pro 8600, how do I change to regular printer

My question would be how do you get it to show the printer all the time. My user has two 8620 printer and has renamed them. We have renamed the printers, however unless you set one as default it will not show the renamed printer but shows "Fax - HP Officejet Pro 8600". How do I get it to show the renamed printers all the time?

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