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After updating to IE9, my printer won't print in grayscale, only color, why?

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Are you trying to print grayscale copy of the broswer or webpage? or grayscale from word document?

if you are trying to print grayscale from webpage or email, check the version of you IE 9 if it is BETA version or the complete version.It might have something to do with it.

Try using mozilla firefox browser or google chrome as work around.

If there is a smartweb printing software

Disable the HP Smart Web Printing add-on loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); To have us disable the HP Smart Web Printing add-on for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.


To fix this yourself, follow these steps:

  1. Close all Internet Explorer windows.
  2. Open a new Internet Explorer window.
  3. When you see the message that states that the "HP Smart Web Printing add-on can cause Internet Explorer to crash or to stop responding," click Always open Internet Explorer without this add-on.
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Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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  6. Check that the driver listed under Print using the following driver or Printer matches the HP printer you are using.The following setting may be in one of several places, depending on your printer driver and operating system.
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