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Re: Printer drivers on a networked computer

Bernie et al,

As it happens, I set up my old EX on someone else's XP computer last night
with the 2000 driver from Epson's website. Something stopped the new driver
being fully installed, but by doing what you did, and selecting the new
driver manually in the Printer Properties dialogs, it worked, and now works
perfectly with PS Elements. All the usual options and dialogs are available
in the driver and in Elements.

We still get the XP basic driver installed as the EX EscP/2 printer, but
just ignore that and use the plain EX printer.

Bob Frost.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Epstein" <bepstein@comcast.net>

> FWIW to anyone else trying to drive an EX via Windows XP, here's what I
> determined via Microsoft and Epson Web sites and a call to Epson support:
> most recent driver for the EX is for Windows 2000 (download file is called
> SPEXWIN2K50AE.EXE). When this driver is used under Windows XP, the color
> management features are not available in the Print dialog boxes. Epson has
> timetable for adding fully XP-compatible drivers to currently unsupported
> models, and they don't even know whether they will *ever* do one for the
> Support's advice: "keep watching the Web site for additions."
> I did manage to override the XP default driver on the new computer by
> specifying the Epson driver in the Properties dialog box for that printer,
> at least the presentation of most of the print windows looks like Epson's,
> I do not get the initial window with the color management options at the
> when printing from Photoshop 7. I did set a default print profile in the
> Management tab of the Properties dialog box for the EX, but it's kind of a
> nuisance to reset it there when I use a different paper/profile. So I
> have to copy the file to be printed to my Win 98SE computer via the
> router, open it in PS under Win98, and print from there--thereby defeating
> of the main reasons for buying a new computer; or buy a later model
> Ugh!

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