Will Epson printer & HP scanner work under Vista RTM?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by VicTek, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. VicTek

    VicTek Guest

    I currently have Vista Business RTM, but am waiting to install it until I
    know if my Epson Stylus 880 printer and HP Scanjet 2400 flat-bed scanner
    will continue to work. Do you know if these devices are currently
    supported? I cannot find anything on the HP and Epson web sites about Vista
    support, and Googling the NG's hasn't helped either. TIA
     
    VicTek, Jan 25, 2007
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  2. Try the Vista hardware compatibility list at:

    https://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Default.aspx


    |I currently have Vista Business RTM, but am waiting to install it until I
    | know if my Epson Stylus 880 printer and HP Scanjet 2400 flat-bed scanner
    | will continue to work. Do you know if these devices are currently
    | supported? I cannot find anything on the HP and Epson web sites about Vista
    | support, and Googling the NG's hasn't helped either. TIA
    |
     
    dirty old man, Jan 25, 2007
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  3. Check the Epson and HP websites for compatiblity info and Vista drivers.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 25, 2007
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  4. VicTek

    VicTek Guest

    I did find some information on the HP an Epson websites. Both claim that XP
    drivers will continue to work and provide basic functionality to printers
    and scanners under Vista. That sounds good, but can anyone confirm it?
     
    VicTek, Jan 25, 2007
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  5. I can't tell you about that specific HP scanner but I installed, as
    dual boot, VISTA on my XP Pro machine which includes a HP ScanJet 5P
    (!) scsi connected to an Adaptec 19160 scsi controller.

    VISTA recognized them and they show up in Device manager without any
    flags but I could not run the scanner.

    When this happened in W2K I installed the older Deskscan 2.9 software
    from HP which uses TWAIN to connect and as soon as I did that it gave
    me the scanner test utility and the balloon went up beautifully (those
    who don't know there's a hot air balloon that rises into the sky to
    show that scanner passes its test).

    The scanning software and the HP Copy Utility work fine.

    I'm not saying that this offers a solution for you but all may not be
    lost if at first it does not work.
     
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Jan 25, 2007
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  6. VicTek

    Tom Guest

    It says on the Epson website that the scanner driver will be available for
    download in January. But it's already the last day of Jan, there isn't
    anything that we can dowload
    yet. Hope that they can make the Epson Scan util available soon.
     
    Tom, Jan 31, 2007
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  7. The download for my Epson 4180 was available on the 24th.
     
    Dominic Payer, Jan 31, 2007
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  8. VicTek

    Tony Guest

    Where did you download the Epson 4180 Vista driver?
    I can't seem to find it on the web.
    Can you please give me the link?
    Thank you
     
    Tony, Feb 1, 2007
    #9
  9. Dominic Payer, Feb 1, 2007
    #10
  10. VicTek

    Theo Guest

    The main URL for Epson in the U.S.A. is www.epson.com

    U.S.A. Support is at support.epson.com

    When you're looking for something on the web, use a search
    engine such as Google.

    G(oogle) I(s) Y(our) F(riend) or G.I.Y.F.
     
    Theo, Feb 1, 2007
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