HP DesignJet 500/800 Series Plotter Not Printing w/ Windows 10?

HP DesignJet 500/800 Series Plotter Not Printing w/ Windows 10?

We have found that HP DesignJet 500 and HP DesignJet 800 plotters will install correctly in Windows 10, the proper driver will load and everything will seem fine except no print jobs will ever start to print or come out of the plotter.  No error messages will appear on the computer either - Windows thinks the print job was completed properly even though nothing ever came out of the plotter.

PrinterStop has found a very simple solution to this baffling issue:

There is a setting in Windows 10 - enabled by default - called "Let Windows manage my default printer".   it is accessed by selecting "Settings" in Windows 10, then "Devices"  and then clicking on "Printers & scanners" on the left side of the screen.  Please see picture below:

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The simple solution is to switch the "ON setting to the "OFF" position - everything will then start printing immediately.

This may or may not apply to more printers besides the HP DesignJet 500 and 800 series; at this point these are the only 2 models we have experienced this issue with.  For that reason, we generally recommend you turn off the setting labelled "Let Windows manage my default printer".