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Windows 7: Default Print to Black & White

28 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Default Print to Black & White

We are running Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude Notebook. We are trying to set the printer to default to always print in black & white. We have been unsucessful. Even trying to change to black & white within a particular word document still prints in color. Help!

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28 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Take out the colored ink cartrige
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28 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

What model printer are you using? There should be an option to print in monochrome (B&W) in the printer preferences.
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28 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

This may, or may not, work.... My printer insists on having both cartridges in place (and not empty) to print anything, even b&w.

There must be something in printer properties (right click on the printer icon) which sets defaults. Without knowing what kind of printer you have, it's impossible to be more specific.
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28 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I'm not sure how you expect us to answer this without telling us the printer type/model, or if it is a local or network printer. Give us the necessary details, and then we can go from there.
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