1) To restore color a step which may consider validation is to right click on the driver for your printer and click on the tab to restore a previous version of the driver. Access depends on your Windows version: (CONTROL PANEL > (HARDWARE) PRINTERS AND SCANNERS > HP OFFICEJET 4650)
3) After all is done with the HP print and scan doctor, you might try reinstalling the basic original driver for the printer only, that's if you still have the disk used to originally install it when it did print in color.
4) Otherwise you can follow the usual steps most have followed to restore color to their HP Office Jet 4650 printer, after using the HP print and scan doctor. -----------------------------------------------------
5) The following steps are to reinstall the basic driver for the HP OfficeJet 4650 printer only and only after you have used the HP print and scan doctor to install all drivers for printing & scanning.
Steps below are for Windows 10 ~ it's the alternate driver for the HP printer that needs to be installed in order to print in color. ~ Updated drivers just overwrite the old drivers so don't update your HP OfficeJet 4650 drivers after following the recommended procedures. I don't have time to go into much detail but I will help as much as I can. ~ I recommend to first go to the HP website & search for the HP Envy 7640 printer driver first. https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-7640-e-all-in-one-printer-series/6617267 (Choose the basic driver)
~ Download & try to install the HP Envy 7640 printer driver first. It may not do it all the way, so if it gets stuck then just cancel the installation. The necessary drivers are now available. ~ Good Luck I know you can do it. Now you can follow the next steps given by an HP support agent: ------------------------------------------------
senan6806 HP Support Agent 04-11-2019 01:36 PM
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Adding an alternate driver may resolve the issue. Here is how to do it:
1.) In Windows, Using the Windows (Magnifiying Glass) Search icon, in the bottom far left of the screen, Search for and open Control panel, then click Devices and Printers
2.) In the Devices and Printers folder, right-click on your HP Officejet 4650 printer icon, then left-click on Printer Properties.
3.) Left-click on the, Advanced tab
4.) Left-click on, New Driver
5.) When the New Driver window opens just hit 'Next', you will see a list of Manufacturers on the left and a list of Printers on the right.
8.) After selecting the HP Envy 7640 Series, click Next to complete the New Driver Wizard.
9.) Click Finish
10.) Go back to the list of, devices and printers
11.) Rename the HP Envy 7640 printer icon back to HP Officejet 4650.
12.) Hit OK.
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The HP Print and Scan Doctor does resolve this problem too, the key is to select Yes and to follow the HP Print and Scan Doctor Utility intended for an Offline condition (5.0.7), then you should be able to print in color using the newly added print queue:
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