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Vincentekkel
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No color option in the network printer properties

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HP Envy 4525
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When I connect my printer through usb, there is a Color option in the paper/quality tab in the properties.

But, when I connect through wifi, the option is not there. See photo's. 

I need that option, otherwise I will return my device and buy another one.

 

Printer properties network.pngPrinter USB properties.png

I know it's a driver problem in WIndows. Please help me with this. I tried all kinds of solutions from multiple forms.

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@Vincentekkel

 

Welcome to HP Support Forums. 🙂 

Thank you for posting on HP Forums, MKazi is at your service. 

 

I understand that you have an HP ENVY 4525 All-in-One Printer and when connected via USB, there is a Color option in the paper/quality tab. But the Color option is absent when the printer is connected to wifi. 

I'll be glad to assist you with this case.

 

The evidence points towards a drivers issue. I recommend you to perform the following steps to isolate the issue and arrive at a fix: 

  • Please have the printer connected via wifi. 
  • Click here to download and run the HP Print and Scan Doctor software. This is a free tool for Windows to help resolve issues with the printer drivers. 

Now you may check under the paper/quality tab. If the color option is still absent then let us uninstall the printer drivers from the root level and then reinstall them. The following steps will help:

  • In Windows, search for and open Programs and Features.
  • Select your HP printer.
  • Select Uninstall.
  • In Windows, search for and open Devices and Printers.
  • In the Devices and Printers window look for your HP Printer. If you see it listed, right-click on it and choose "Delete" or "Remove Device.”
  • Open up the run command with the "Windows Key + R" key combo.
  • Type printui.exe /s and click OK.
  • Click on Drivers tab.
  • Look for HP Printer driver. If you see it click on it and click Remove at the bottom.
  • Select OK.
  • Select Apply and OK on the Print Server Properties windows.
  • Close Devices and Printers.
  • You may click here to download and install the drivers.

Once the drivers are installed successfully, the color option should come up.

 

Hope this information helps. Feel free to let me know how it goes. I'll be glad to assist you further.

 

All the best! 🙂

 

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Both solutions don't suffice.

The Doctor didn't help a bit and the second solution I've already tried out before. Nothing changes.

So, I'm about to return the printer if nobody presents a working solution.

 

Vincent

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@Vincentekkel

 

Thank you Vincent for trying out the steps. I truly appreciate your efforts and patience.

 

Let us attempt to install a different driver for the printer by following the below steps:

  • Search for Devices and printers in Windows 10.
  • Right click on your HP printer and select Printer properties. The following window show appear.

    Example of the printer properties window:

 

  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • Click on the New Driver button.

  • A new Windows opens with a message saying "Welcome to the Add Printer Drivers Wizard".
  • Click on Next.  This will give a list of the available printer drivers in Windows.

  • Select HP from the manufacturer pane. Then select the drivers for HP Envy 7640 from the list of printers. Click on next and follow the on screen instructions to install the alternate drivers for your printer.

Once the installation has finished, you may check of the color option appears.

 

Hope this works out. keep me posted. 

 

All the best! 🙂

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Okay, first of all, there is no advanced tab in my properties.

0 no advanced.png

 

So, I help you to help someone else with the same problem, because I figured out how to do it properly. You triggered me with installing an older driver. In windows it can be done like this:

First, add a new printer:

1. Add a printer.png

Then click: 'printer wasn't listed':

2. Printer found. but click wasnt listed.png

Continue with Help me find it:

3. Help me find it.png

Next: replace the current driver:

5. replace.png

Then: Name your printer:

6. with color option.png

Installing:

7 installing.png

Sharing:

8 sharing.png

Finish:

9 finish.png

And finally at last there is a color option:

10 color option.png

 

My my my, what a challenge!

Thanks for the help. I haven't even tried it out, so lets find out!

If it doesn't work, I'll post another comment or return the printer. That of course has nothing to do with you and your help HP employee(s)!

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Magnificent! I have a working network printer which can print in color.

Job done!

Thanks.

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@Vincentekkel

 

You're welcome. 

 

I'm glad that the color option now appears. You've been fabulous to work with considering your superb technical skills, remarkable patience and great attitude. Kudos to you for that.

 

Happy printing! 🙂

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I have the same problem with HP Deskjet 4675 ink Advantage.

I tried all Troubleshooting as  instructed but still the same.

Please advise and help.

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