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Deskjet 1510 series wont allow me to set preferences to black ink only

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HP Deskjet 1510
Microsoft Windows XP (64-bit)

My advanced preferences will allow me to change to black ink only, but when I close the window and print, it is automatically changed back to print in grayscale:  off.


What do I do?  My printer was printing without problems a couple of days ago.

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HI @PurpleTeacher,


Good Day.  Thank you for posting your query in the HP community.  I read the post regarding assistance with printing in black. I will be delighted to assist you here.

Superb description and spectacular troubleshooting and commendable diagnosis of the issue before posting. Kudos to you for that. 🙂

For better clarity and to assist you better I would require more information regarding this:

  • Did this happen after software change?
  • Did you try performing a system restore to an earlier time and check?

For now, try these steps:

  • Please perform a system restore by following instructions from this link:   and follow the option “Restoring Windows to a previous point”
  • Now check if it fixes the issue.
  • If it does not then try to install the Windows built-in drivers by following instructions from this link:  (HP Printers - Installing and Using the Windows Built-in Print Driver)
  • This should resolve the issue for you.
  • For further assistance on how to print in black and change the printer settings check this link out: (HP Inkjet Printers - Printing with Black Ink Only (Windows))

Please perform all these steps patiently as it is critical to resolving the issue. It will definitely fix the issue for you.


Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes. To simply say thanks, please click the "Thumbs Up" button to give me a Kudos to appreciate my efforts to help. If this helps, please mark this as Accepted Solution as it will help several others with the same issue to get it resolved without hassles.

Take care and have a blessed week ahead. 🙂


I am an HP Employee

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