How to Check Your HP Printer Cartridges

By Techwalla Contributor

You don't want to expectantly discover that your HP printer is out of ink during an important print job. By following these simple steps you can keep an eye on the ink levels and prevent running out of ink during an important print job.

Step 1

Navigate from the "Start" menu and select the "Control Panel."

Step 2

Select "Hardware and Sound" and "Devices and Printers." Right-click on the "HP Printer" icon and select "Printer Properties" from the pop-up menu.

Step 3

Click on "Printing Preferences" toward the bottom of the dialog.

Step 4

Select the "Services" tab and click "Estimated Ink Levels." The estimated ink levels of your HP cartridges are displayed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Estimated ink levels may vary from the actual ink levels.

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