1) yes default all other programs print without a problem
2) It's a Brother MFC no longer updates it's driver says "...use the driver supplied by Windows" I say bite me.
4)Haven't done that yet but will give it a go
5) Did reach out got a call back but have been out flat and don't have the time to let them remote in
7) Have to do the close AC/reopen AC 2 or 3 times a day, this PC is fast enough that I haven't pulled out all my hair yet
Thanks for your interest Bert