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Windows 7: Old Epson printer

17 Sep 2011   #1
harleynut97

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit sp1
 
 
Old Epson printer

Hi, I have an old printer Epson 870 stylus photo. When I migrated from XP to win 7 64 bit because this is a legacy printer, epson has not (and will not) upgrade the driver.

Does anyone know a workaround for this. I don't have Windows Professional with XP mode, just the home premium edition.

I've checked windows 7 compatability and also the epson site to no avail.

Before I toss this thing, I thought I would check. It was a pretty popular photo printer in it's day, so maybe someone has found a workaround - Thanks - Carl


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17 Sep 2011   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If it has a Vista driver try that, thats what I'm using for my old Brother laser printer.
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17 Sep 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

According to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, your printer is compatible with Windows 7 64-bit.

Windows 7 Compatibility for epson stylus photo 870: Drivers, Updates, Downloads

If Epson don't provide a Windows 7 driver, you could either try a Windows Vista driver or just connect the printer and see if Windows 7 has a generic driver for it.
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17 Sep 2011   #4
Lottiemansion

Dual Boot, Vista Home premium & Windows 7. Both 32bit
 
 

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17 Sep 2011   #5
harleynut97

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I actually saw that, but when you click on the link to get the driver, it actually takes you to a different model printer... the cx6600. Perhaps that driver will work with the 870, not sure. I actually called epson earlier this week and they said there were none available for windows 7. But I'm not opposed to giving it a try if you think I won't mess anything up.
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17 Sep 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well, at present, the printer isn't working so trying the driver won't hurt.

If it works, all well and good. If it doesn't, you're no worse off than you are now.

However, before you do that, go to Start>Devices & Printers>Add a printer and see if Windows 7 installs a driver for it.
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