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Setting default How do I set the printing default to black and white rather than color? I have a HP PSC 1600 all-in-one printer. Somehow the b/w default command is now a color default. thank you

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  1. Go to START>PRINTERS AND FAXES
  2. Right-click on your printer and choose "Printing Preferences".
  3. Choose the Color tab and set it to "Print in grayscale"
  4. You can also set it to use the b&w cartridge only for true black & white prints.

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