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HP Envy 4520 won't allow color printing when installed as wireless

HP ENVY 4520
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have read several people who have this same issue. Unfortunately I cannot get the 4520 installation process to allow for color printing, when the printer is installed as a wireless printer.   When I plug it in to the computer, the color printing option comes up as it should, however, when I install the latest driver, and choose wireless setup, it simply does not provide a color option when printing.  I am running Windows 10, I have tried all the stop the spooler, delete the root drivers, etc,  instructions, and still nothing.  I suspect this is a driver problem, since it installs perfectly when it is plugged into the computer.  Any help appreciated.

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HP Envy 4520 won't allow color printing when installed as wireless



Welcome to HP support community.


Did you uninstall the printer driver from root level?

If not, follow the below steps:

Perform root level uninstallation to remove all the printer related software's.

  • 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.
  • Remove all instances of the same.
  • Select Apply and OK on the Print Server Properties windows.
  • Close Devices and Printers. 
  • Restart the PC again.

Download and install printer full feature driver

Click here to download the driver.


Update the printer firmware

Follow the steps mentioned in this HP document to update firmware:- Click here


Once you install the printer, change the bellow settings to print in color.

  1. Open Devices and Printers by clicking the Start button , and then, on the Start menu, clicking Devices and Printers.
  2. Right-click the printer that you want to use, and then click Printing preferences.
  3. Make your choices, and then click OK.
  4. Under option Print color select color , then the OK button.

Let me know how it goes.

To thank me for my efforts to help you, please mark my post as an accepted solution so that it benefits several others.


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