How do you change the default printer in Snagit to the default printer in Windows?

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I have an HP Officejet 6500 on my local network. Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium has it set as the default printer. However, Snagit consistently chooses the Fax printer on the 6500 instead of the normal printer. Windows lists those two printers separately in the Device List and clearly shows the normal 6500 printer as Default. Every time I print I have to change the printer selection. Of course, sometimes I forget... Not a biggie! Must be a simple solution...
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Hey Richard,

This is a fix we had for WinXP, but it should still work for Windows 7. Try out this link, and see if this will get snagit to recognize your default printer: http://transmitterdown.wordpress.com/...
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Logan - Thanks for the suggestion. I tried but failed... See below my struggles

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C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /? ...to get the command list

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y/n "HP Officejet 6500 E709a Series"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y/n\\RAY\"HP Officejet 6500 E709a Series"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y/n\\RAY\"HP Officejet"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y/n\\RAY\"HP-Officejet"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\RAY\"HP-Officejet"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\RAY\"HP-Officejet 6500 E709a Series"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\RAY\"HP Officejet 6500 E709a Series"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\192.168.1.107\"HP Officejet 6500 E709a Series"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\192.168.1.107\"HP-Officejet"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\192.168.1.107\"HP-OfficeJet"

C:\Users\Richard>rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\192.168.1.107\"HP-OfficeJet (HP Officejet 6500 E709a)"

>>>>>> kept getting the error "Operation could not be completed. Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network."