Change Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW) default output format to the legacy Microsoft XPS format (*.xps)

Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW) generates OpenXPS (*. oxps) files by default in Windows 8. 1 Windows RT 8. 1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. If you enable this group policy setting the default MXDW output format is the legacy Microsoft XPS (*. xps). If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the default MXDW output format is OpenXPS (*. oxps).

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers # MXDWUseLegacyOutputFormatMSXPS

  2. The Administrative Template path is:



* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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