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Very frustrating..  I had to re-install my HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 .. now I dont seem to be able to choose to print in Black and White ONLY in the printer preferences dialog.  What happended to this option... ??

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Hi @Blum_roo,

 

Thanks for engaging in HP support Forums! This is a wonderful location to converse with the community, get assistance and find tips! I came across your post and want to assist you. I understand you are having issues related to HP printer. Don't worry as I have a few suggestions which should help you resolve this issue.

 

I’d suggest a clean install to try and fix this issue. Here are the steps:

 

First, unplug the USB cable from the printer if present.

Go to Control panel – Programs and feature – Select all the HP Officejet printer entries and uninstall them.

Now go to Control panel – Devices and printer – Select all the printer entries and remove the device.

Press the "windows key" + "r" to get the "Run" window open - Type "printui.exe /s" (There is a space between .exe & /) and press enter.

Under print server properties, go to drivers - remove any entry there as well.

Again, go to the Run window, type – “c:/programdata” – Go to Hewlett Packard folder, remove any printer related folders & files.

Restart your computer.

Now click on this link: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software13/printers/OJ6970/OJ6970_Full_WebPack_40.11.1148.exe to download and install the printer software.

Connect the USB cable if prompted and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

 

If the issue persists, Check the settings: 

 

Go to Control panel – Devices and printers.

Right-click on OfficeJet 6968 and select Printing preferences.

Go to the layout / paper quality tab and look for the “Print in grayscale” / “Grayscale” or “Black & White” printing option.

Make sure that option is unchecked, save the setting and then try printing again.

 

For more details, please go through this link: HP Printers - Printing Documents (Windows)

 

Please let me know if this resolves the issue, or if you require further assistance!

Eagerly waiting for your response!

I hope you have a good day ahead,

And Feel free to ask your queries as this forum has some of the best people in the world available and ready to help.

Regards,

Jeet_Singh
I am an HP Employee

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All seems to be ok..  there is an HP interface that does not allow me to set black and white as a default,  but when I go to print a document I can do it there

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Hi @Blum_roo,

 

Thanks for the update,

I just wanted to check if you have followed the steps and link suggested from the previous post and still having the issue. I would suggest the next step would be to install the printer using Windows built in drivers. 

Go to this link: HP Printers - Installing and Using the Windows Built-in Print Driver and then follow the "Step 3" to install the printer using the built-in drivers.

 

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