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How do I get rid permanently the *.xps format for SAVE and return to saving anything as I name it?

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March 11, 2014 11:30:56 AM

I have no idea how the problem started.
I merely want tp get rid of the *.xps format when trying to save or print a document and call it whatever I wish.
March 11, 2014 7:20:45 PM

What type of files are you trying to save '*.doc', '*.txt', etc.? What is your default printer set as?
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March 13, 2014 11:33:04 AM

XPS is the default printer you get when you don't have a printer installed, or you happened to change the default printer.

Need more info about the saving issue, if you save something, it should default to the document type of whatever program you are trying to save from unless you messed around with settings or default file types.
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March 13, 2014 4:03:02 PM

hang-the-9 said:
XPS is the default printer you get when you don't have a printer installed, or you happened to change the default printer.

Need more info about the saving issue, if you save something, it should default to the document type of whatever program you are trying to save from unless you messed around with settings or default file types.


What hang-the-9 said :) 
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July 20, 2014 9:50:42 AM

I had this issue arise and all the posts i could find say to change my default printer. It isn't the default printer in my case. I'm not sure about your situation, but when I'm trying to print after I log in and access a program through the web from my home computer and I'm trying to highlight and print via "print selected text " on that program that I need to print, and if I try to print from it then I'll get this .XPS default prompt even though my printer is set to my current printer and not the default xps window writer whatever. This has to be because somehow the system I'm logged onto isn't configured for printing and is being recognized with its default printer, the .xps thing, instead of my home default printer when I select and highlight the text I want and try to print the selection. The only way to fix it is to logout completely from the program and log back in and it then recognizes my computer printer and isn't the online's system window's default. I can't prove it but at least it's a documented instance of not just the default printer causing the problem. Good luck!
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July 21, 2014 9:24:35 AM

RFal said:
I had this issue arise and all the posts i could find say to change my default printer. It isn't the default printer in my case. I'm not sure about your situation, but when I'm trying to print after I log in and access a program through the web from my home computer and I'm trying to highlight and print via "print selected text " on that program that I need to print, and if I try to print from it then I'll get this .XPS default prompt even though my printer is set to my current printer and not the default xps window writer whatever. This has to be because somehow the system I'm logged onto isn't configured for printing and is being recognized with its default printer, the .xps thing, instead of my home default printer when I select and highlight the text I want and try to print the selection. The only way to fix it is to logout completely from the program and log back in and it then recognizes my computer printer and isn't the online's system window's default. I can't prove it but at least it's a documented instance of not just the default printer causing the problem. Good luck!


Are you talking about remoting into a computer and trying to print something to the remote system printers? Then what you are seeing is normal, but does not have anything to do with the original question.
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