|26 Nov 2009||#1|
Need to extract a driver from W7 X-64 for W2008 server
I've got an Epson printer where the only driver is one that came with Windows 7 X-64.
There hasn't been a driver for this printer since XP from Epson BTW - an A3+ size Photoprinter 1290.
There weren't even any VISTA drivers from Epson - but I skipped VISTA anyway. The printer is STILL good and I like the occasional A3+ size prints so I don't want to get rid of it -- newer printers are usually A4 max unless you spend serious money. And if a device is still perfectly functional why should I junk it.
Is there any decent tool to extract the driver out of a running W7 system and install in Windows 2008. In theory it should be possible.
Otherwise Windows 2008 server seems to run anything Windows 7 X-64 does.
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|26 Nov 2009||#2|
The folder you want will be in the,
and most likely in one of the "prnep00a.inf_amd64_neutral_92a4c727cdf4c2f7" (there are 12 of these in mine, the prnep is the important part, signifies Epson). The fun part will be figuring out which one is the right one. If you can also find the DevID for the printer it would help, as some of the INF's in those folders don't show the printer name but the DevID.
Once you find it it should just be a matter of making a copy of the correct folder and transferring it to the same place in W2008.
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|26 Nov 2009||#3|
Found this BRILLIANT FREE TOOL
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screenshot enc - extracts AND backups WITHOUT paying anything.
Little extract of the INF file for example it found for example
; Windows Inbox Printer Drivers
"EPSON EM-930C (M)" = EP0NGJ5A.GPD,EPSONEM-930C8E14,EPSON_EM-930C_(M) ; Hardware ID
"EPSON PM-3500C (M)" = EP0NGJ5J.GPD,EPSONPM-3500C74B3,EPSON_PM-3500C_(M) ; Hardware ID
"EPSON PM-3700C (M)" = EP0NGJ7I.GPD,EPSONPM-3700CCCB2,EPSON_PM-3700C_(M) ; Hardware ID
"EPSON PM-720C (M)" = EP0NGJ5G.GPD,EPSONPM-720C6701,EPSON_PM-720C_(M) ; Hardware ID
"EPSON PM-780C (M)" = EP0NGJ5F.GPD,EPSONPM-780C6523,EPSON_PM-780C_(M) ; Hardware ID
"EPSON PM-780CS (M)" = EP0NGJ5U.GPD,EPSONPM-780CSE464,EPSON_PM-780CS_(M) ; Hardware ID
"EPSON PM-790PT (M)" = EP0NGJ5R.GPD,EPSONPM-790PTEA29,EPSON_PM-790PT_(M) ; Hardware ID
"EPSON PM-880C (M)" = EP0NGJ5I.GPD,EPSONPM-880C7120,EPSON_PM-880C_(M) ; Hardware ID
"EPSON PM-900C (M)" = EP0NGJ5H.GPD,EPSONPM-900C4FA0,EPSON_PM-900C_(M) ; Hardware ID
"EPSON PM-920C (M)" = EP0NGJ5T.GPD,EPSONPM-920C8F03,EPSON_PM-920C_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus C70 Series (M)" = EP0NGE6H.GPD,EPSONStylus_C706849,Epson_Stylus_C70_Series_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus C80 Series (M)" = EP0NGE6G.GPD,EPSONStylus_C80984C,Epson_Stylus_C80_Series_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus COLOR 880 (M)" = EP0NGE5B.GPD,EPSONStylus_COLOR_88FFFA,Epson_Stylus_COLOR_880_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus Photo 1280 (M)" = EP0NGA5O.GPD,EPSONStylus_Photo_1243D9,Epson_Stylus_Photo_1280_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus Photo 1290 (M)" = EP0NGE5J.GPD,EPSONStylus_Photo_12D1D8,Epson_Stylus_Photo_1290_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus Photo 780 (M)" = EP0NGA5N.GPD,EPSONStylus_Photo_78BE2B,Epson_Stylus_Photo_780_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus Photo 785EPX (M)" = EP0NGA5S.GPD,EPSONStylus_Photo_784B2D,Epson_Stylus_Photo_785EPX_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus Photo 790 (M)" = EP0NGE5F.GPD,EPSONStylus_Photo_792E2A,Epson_Stylus_Photo_790_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus Photo 825 (M)" = EP0NGA6Z.GPD,EPSONStylus_Photo_821EDD,Epson_Stylus_Photo_825_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus Photo 890 (M)" = EP0NGE5I.GPD,EPSONStylus_Photo_892D1A,Epson_Stylus_Photo_890_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus Photo 895 (M)" = EP0NGE5R.GPD,EPSONStylus_Photo_892EDA,Epson_Stylus_Photo_895_(M) ; Hardware ID
"Epson Stylus Photo 915 (M)" = EP0NGE6Z.GPD,EPSONStylus_Photo_912E8C,Epson_Stylus_Photo_915_(M) ; Hardware ID
.................etc plus all the other bits and pieces
Worked a treat -- Now I've got Epson Printing on my W2008 Server.
(Mods - this tool is so handy I reckon you ought to sticky the link in the DRIVERS section)
(Ps -- How do I mark a question as solved).
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|26 Nov 2009||#5|
must be miissing something here -- What triangle -- I've only got Report Post.
(Belay that -- the report post is also used for marking as solved -- a bit confusing - trust an Irishman to have the correct answer !!!!!).
A bit of a case of RTFM -- but it is confusing.
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