How to Fix: Windows 11 Not Printing in Color After Upgrading

Fix 1: Make Sure You Have Enabled “Print in Color”

If you don’t enable the “Print in color” feature in your printing settings, you can’t print in color after upgrading to Windows 11. You can follow the steps below to change the settings.

  • Check for printer driver update in Windows Update
  • Download the latest driver from the official website of your printer’s manufacturer.

Fix 3: Reinstall the Whole Printer

Removing and then re-adding the printer is also a good way to solve Windows 11 not printing in color. Many users reported it helps and you can also have a try. You just need to open Control Panel and go to Devices and Printers. Then right-click your Printer and select Remove device to uninstall the printer. After that, add your printer to Windows 11 again.

Fix 4: Run Printer Troubleshooter

Windows 11 is designed with some built-in troubleshooters that can help you solve certain hardware issues. When you can’t print in color in Windows 11, you can run the printer troubleshooter to check and fix the problem.


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