> Thank you much however I dont want to get rid of my HP drivers or my HP
> printers. I am concerned about the copies of drivers that I didnt create or
> ask for. I went ahead and deleted the copies of the drivers and made my Ebson
> driver my default but still when I upload a document to an email, even if
> Word is not open, I continue to receive error messages regarding Word. This
> does not happen with an Excel doc.
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>> If a printer is uninstalled by the User but is still available (connected),
>> then Windows will reinstall it. The correct way to 'get rid of' a printer
>> but keep it connected is to disable it.
>> Some printers like to be default. This is nothing to do with Windows or
>> Microsoft but a (usually) unwanted 'feature' of the printer drivers. Sounds
>> like your HP printer(s) have drivers which like to force the issue.
>> If you wish to totally uninstall a printer, make sure you disconnect the
>> printer(s) in question from the PC and follow steps 1 through 5 at:
>> As I mentioned above, if you cannot physically disconnect the printer(s)
>> (perhaps they are elsewhere on a network you connect or belong to), then
>> right click on the printer(s) and select Disable.
>> Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
>> "Jay" <Jay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> Vista Home premium, In the past I have had problems with Word crashing and
>>> was told to change my default HP printer for anything other than HP. I had
>>> done so and it still doesnt work correctly. Today I open a document and
>>> to print it. My default was on an Ebson printer but this morning the
>>> had changed all by itself to, get this, a copy of on of my HP printers. I
>>> look deeper and all of my HP printers have make copies of themself called
>>> (copy 1) I did not do this and I did not change my default printer. What
Which version of Word are you using, and where are you changing your
setting for the default printer?
Do you know what causes the new printers to be added, when you reboot or
when you try to print a document?
Back in the old days, when you created a document with a specific
printer as the default, it would use fonts or setting associated with
that printer. Changing default printers would change the look of the
document to match the new printer. I don't think this is still true in
most cases, but you might try creating a new document with the Epson
printer set to default, in the printer dialog box and Word, and see if
you have the same type of problems.
Maybe re-save your current documents with the Epson printer as default
and see if you continue to have problems with that document.
Does it make any difference which font you use for the document, and
which one are you using?