How to Reset a Dell Printer to Default Settings

By Betty Quinton

Resetting your printer can be useful if you need to re-sell it or if you just feel you've changed too many settings. Dell Printers can be reset to their default factory settings using software found on the computer that's hooked up to the printer. This means that while running the software, the printer must be connected to the computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Dell printer
  • Microsoft Windows

Step 1

Connect the USB cable from the printer into the computer.

Step 2

Click "Start," "Search," "For Files or Folders."

Step 3

Click "All files and folders," and search for the folder "UAN."

Step 4

Double-click the "UAN" folder. Then go to the "System Utilities" folder within it.

Step 5

Double-click the "Reset Dell Printer" icon.