HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies [Solved]

This article will provide you with solutions to some HP printer printing multiple copies problems that users have encountered.

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Why Does my HP Printer Print Multiple Copies? [Answered] – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

The main reason why your HP printer is printing multiple copies is due to mopier mode (a printer driver setting) being enabled. Therefore, if you are wondering, “how do I stop my HP printer from printing multiple copies?” the easy fix is to disable the mopier mode.

How to Disable Mopier Mode – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To disable Mopier mode, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the “Cortana/Search” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: In the search bar, type this: printer

Step 3: Click on the item shown in the search results.

Step 4: Right-click on your HP printer.

Step 5: Click on the tab labeled “Device Settings.”

Step 6: Scroll down and select “Installable Options.”

Step 7: Scroll down and select “Mopier Mode.”

Step 8: Click on “Disable.”

Step 9: Click on “Apply.”

If doing the above steps fails to fix the problem, then you need to contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

HP Printer Printing 2 Copies of Everything [Fixed] – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

If your HP printer is printing 2 copies of everything, try the solutions below:

1. Reduce the Number of Copies to 1 via Printer Settings – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To reduce the number of copies to 1 via the printer settings, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the “Start/Windows” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Click on “Control Panel.”

Step 3: Choose “Hardware and Sound.”

Step 4: Click on “Devices and Printers.”

Step 5: Click on “Printer Properties.”

Step 6: Set the number of copies to “1.”

Print a document to check if the problem is resolved.

If your HP printer is still printing 2 copies of everything, do the next solution.

Read this article: Why Is My HP Printer Not Printing Double Sided? [Solutions] to learn how to solve the problem if your HP printer won’t print double-sided.

2. Uncheck the Enable Bidirectional Support Option – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To uncheck the “Enable bidirectional support” option, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the “Start/Windows” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Click on “Control Panel.”

Step 3: Choose “Hardware and Sound.”

Step 4: Click on “Devices and Printers.”

Step 5: Right-click on your HP printer.

Step 6: Click on “Printer Server Properties” at the top of the window just beneath the address bar.

Step 7: Click on the tab labeled “Ports.”

Step 8: Click on the checkbox for “enable bidirectional support” to uncheck this option.

Step 9: Click on “Apply.”

Print a document to check if the problem is fixed.

If the problem persists, do the next solution.

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3. Install Your HP Printer Latest Drivers – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To install your HP printer’s latest drivers, do the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the “Start/Windows” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Click on “Control Panel.”

Step 3: Choose “Hardware and Sound.”

Step 4: Click on “Devices and Printers.”

Step 5: Click on “Add a printer.”

This action will open the “Choose a device or printer to add to this PC” window.

Step 6: If your HP printer is listed, select your HP printer, and then click on “Next.”

Step 7: If your HP printer wasn’t listed, click on “The printer I want isn’t listed.” After that, choose “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings” before clicking on “Next.”

Step 8: Select the port you intend your HP printer to use.

Step 9: Click on “Next.”

Step 10: Click on “Windows Update.”

Step 11: Click on your HP printer’s name.

  • If your printer is listed, click on “Next.”
  • If your printer isn’t listed, go back twice, and then navigate to “Find a printer by other options.”

Step 12: Choose the “Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname” option.

Step 13: Click on “Next.”

Step 14: From the dropdown menu, choose the “Autodetect from Device type” option.

Step 15: Type the IP address of your HP printer.

Step 16: Click on “Next.”

Step 17: Allow your computer and printer to connect.

Step 18: Click on “Next.”

This action will install your HP printer’s latest driver.

After the installation is complete, check if the problem is fixed.

If your HP printer is still printing 2 copies, do the next solution.

4. Reduce the Number of Copies to 1 via the Program you’re Printing from – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To reduce the number of copies to 1 via the program you are printing from, follow the instructions that apply to the program you are using.

How to Reduce the Number of Copies to 1 via Microsoft Word – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To reduce the number of copies to 1 via Microsoft Word, follow the steps:

Step 1: Click on “File.”

Step 2: Click on “Print.”

Step 3: Click on “Copies.”

Step 4: Change the number of “Copies” to 1.

How to Reduce the Number of Copies to 1 via Adobe Reader – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To reduce the number of copies to 1 via Adobe Reader, follow the steps:

Step 1: Click on the printer icon.

Step 2: Click on “Copies.”

Step 3: Change the number of “Copies” to 1.

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How to Reduce the Number of Copies to 1 via Web Page – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To reduce the number of copies to 1 via Web Page, follow the steps:

Step 1: Click on “File.”

Step 2: Click on “Print.”

Step 3: Click “Copies.”

Step 4: Change the number of “Copies” to 1.

If the issue is not fixed after doing the above, do the next solution.

5. Reset your Computer Printing System – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies –

To reset your computer’s printing system, do the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the “Start/Windows” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Click on “Control Panel.”

Step 3: Choose the “View by: Large icons” option.

Step 4: Click on “Administrative Tools.”

Step 5: Click on “Print Management.”

Step 6: Click on “Print Servers” in the left pane.

Step 7: Right-click the space beside the print server name.

Step 8: Click on “Add/Remove Servers.”

Step 9: Click on “Remove All.”

Step 10: Click on “OK.”

After resetting your computer’s printing system, check if the problem is fixed.

If you still encounter the problem, do the next solution.

6. Uninstall and then Reinstall your HP Printer – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To uninstall and then reinstall your HP printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Click on the “Start/Windows” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Click on “Control Panel.”

Step 3: Click on “Programs.”

Step 4: Right-click on the “Start/Windows” icon on the taskbar.

Step 5: Click on “Device Manager.”

Step 6: Check the list for your HP printer and then delete it.

Step 7: Go back to the “Control Panel.”

Step 8: Click on “Hardware and Sound.”

Step 9: Click on “Devices and Printers.”

Step 10: Click on any of the listed printers and check the options in the upper screen area.

Step 11: Click on “Print Server Properties.”

This action will display a pop-up.

Step 12: Click on the tab labeled “Drivers.”

Step 13: Delete all the printer driver entries.

Step 14: Restart your PC.

Step 15: After the restart, go to your printer’s control panel and update your printer firmware.

Note: Your HP printer must have an active wireless network connection for this step to work.

Step 16: Right-click on the “Start/Windows” icon on the taskbar.

Step 17: Click on “Run.”

Step 18: In the Run dialog box, type this: %temp%

Step 19: Click on the “OK” button or press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

This action will open the folder that contains temporary files.

Step 20: Delete all the files found in the temporary files folder.

Step 21: Restart your PC.

Step 22: After the restart, go to the HP Printer Software & Drivers Download Page.

Step 23: Enter your product name.

Step 24: Locate and then download the most recent full feature driver for your HP printer.

Step 25: After the download is complete, install the driver on your computer.

Once the reinstallation is complete, print a document.

If your HP printer prints 2 copies instead of 1, then you need to contact HP for further assistance, repair, and replacement if necessary.

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HP Printer Does Not Print Multiple Copies [Solved] – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To fix your HP printer not printing copies problem, try these solutions:

1. Run the Printer Troubleshooter – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To run the printer troubleshooter, do the following steps:

Step 1: Click on the “Cortana/Search” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Type this in the search box: control panel

Step 3: Click on “Control Panel” from the search results.

Step 4: Type “troubleshooter” in the search box.

Step 5: Click on “Troubleshooting” from the search results.

Step 6: Under the “Hardware and Sound” option, click on “Use a printer.”

Step 7: When the troubleshooter window opens, click “Next.”

The troubleshooter will try to detect the problem. Once it is done detecting the problem, carry out the recommended actions to fix the problem.

If running the troubleshooter failed to fix the problem, try the next solution.

2. Set your HP Printer to Print Directly – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To set your HP printer to print directly, do the following steps:

Step 1: Click on the “Cortana/Search” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Type this: “printer” in the Windows search bar

Step 3: Click on the item shown in the search results.

Step 4: Right-click your HP printer.

Step 5: Click on “Properties.”

Step 6: Enable the “Print directly to the printer” option.

Note: In most cases, you can find this option in the “Advanced” section. However, its location might vary depending on your printer model.

After enabling the setting above, check if your printer now prints fine.

If the problem remains, do the next solution.

3. Disable the Advanced Printing Features Option – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To disable the advanced printing features option, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click the “Cortana/Search” icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: In the search bar, type this: printer

Step 3: Click on the item shown in the search results.

Step 4: Right-click your HP printer.

Step 5: Click on “Properties.”

Step 6: Check under the tab labeled “Advanced.”

Step 7: Click on the box next to the “Advanced Printing Features” option to uncheck it if it is checked.

Step 8: Click the “OK” button.

If this solution doesn’t work, try the next one.

4. Disable Mopier Mode – HP Printer Printing Multiple Copies

To disable mopier mode, follow the instructions we shared earlier in this article under the “How to Disable Mopier Mode” section.  

If this doesn’t work, then you need to contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.