Epson printer problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by jogga, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. jogga

    jogga Guest

    I'm having trouble getting my Epson Stylus Photo 810 inkjet printer working
    on windows Vista.
    Carn't find any drivers on the Epson site or anywhere else, is there a work
    around for this. Thanks in advance
    jogga, Jun 3, 2007
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  2. It's not a US model. What country are you from? Or more appropriately, what
    is the country of origin of said Epson 810?
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Jun 4, 2007
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  3. jogga

    Abe Guest

    I hate to tell you this, there is no workaround. Try installing the XP
    driver and cross your fingers.
    Abe, Jun 4, 2007
  4. jogga

    Abe Guest

    Abe, Jun 4, 2007
  5. jogga

    don Guest

    I am in UK - I have the same Epson Stylus Photo 810 printer and, after
    getting into problems last week using the XP installation disk on my new
    Vista laptop, I found that the the Epson website says don't use your XP
    installation disk on Vista. So I contacted Epson support and I reproduce
    their clear and v helpful response below.

    .....Please be advised that unfortunately we have not produced any updated
    drivers for your printer for Windows Vista. There are however, alternative
    drivers included as part of your operating system. To install these drivers
    please follow the instructions below:

    1. From the Desktop select Start > Control Panel.

    2. In the Control Panel select Printers.

    3. In the Printers window click on Add Printer this will bring up the Add
    Printer wizard.

    4. Select "Add Local Printer".

    5. Select the correct Port for your Printer and click the "Next" button
    until you arrive at the screen entitled "Install the Printer Driver".

    6. This screen will be split into two parts. On the left hand side you will
    need to pick the Manufacturer, in this case EPSON. On the right hand side
    select the model of your printer, when you have selected the options click
    the "Next" button to continue.

    7. Keep clicking "Next" leaving all the settings at default until you reach
    the final screen where you will need to select "Finish"......

    The printer now works happily - and I note that the properties screen for
    the printer says that it has the Epson Stylus Photo (M) driver installed. I
    can also drive it over my home wireless network when it is connected to my
    desktop (and this is my normal mode of operating).

    Hope this helps
    don, Jun 4, 2007
  6. jogga

    don Guest

    Abe - please see my response to the original question - there is an
    extremely simple solution within Vista - and crossing your fingers won't
    make the XP driver work!
    don, Jun 4, 2007
  7. jogga

    Abe Guest

    I'm having trouble getting my Epson Stylus Photo 810 inkjet printer
    My apologies. I didn't know Vista supported the Epson 810 out of the
    box. I had gone to their website and and saw no Vista drivers for it,
    so I made a wrong assumption..
    Abe, Jun 4, 2007
  8. jogga

    jogga Guest

    Thanks for your help.
    I followed your instructions and my Epson printer is printing
    correctly in windows vista now
    Your help was much appreciated
    Thanks again
    jogga, Jun 5, 2007
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