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Windows 7: Hardware compatability


30 Mar 2012   #1

 
Hardware compatability

Hi there folks, have just changed from Windows XP to Windows 7 and find my scanner -Epson Perfection 1660 Photo and printer -Epson Stylus Photo 915 are not compatable with the original drives. Can these be updated?

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30 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Other than trying Windows Vista drivers, which may or may not work, you're probably out of luck.

Epson and Windows 7

Have you considered upgrading your hardware?

I've recently bought the HP Envy 110 wireless/web all-in-one from the John Lewis Partnership who have it on offer.

Setting it up after the driver installation took literally seconds and it cuts down on cable clutter.

http://www.johnlewis.com/231350360/P...kwcid=7x866218

You can also print directly from the latest iPhone with it too.
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30 Mar 2012   #3

 

Hi Sea Vixon, I know knack all about computers apart from using Adobe Elements 10, doing me emails and listening to me music. If its as you say, it looks like I will have to buy a new printer etc. Thanks
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30 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The suggestion is to try Vista drivers first. Don't buy anything just yet.
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30 Mar 2012   #5

 

Hi DeaconFrost, I'm not very literate with the workings . I'm just a user... just being the operative word. LoL So how do I get Vista drivers?
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30 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You get them right from Epson's website....the same place you always got drivers for the printer. The discs that come with hardware are often outdated before you by the product...so they are normally used as frisbees or drink coasters. You also can google the model of your printer and Windows 7 to see if anyone has workarounds or other drivers that work.
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30 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Windows 7 has built-in drivers for your printer, but I don't see your scanner listed. Given your question about where to get drivers, it made me realize you probably didn't check the source.

Epson and Windows 7


A quick Google search turned up these drivers for your scanner. They are listed as being 32 bit only.

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/s...atform=Windows
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30 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check out DeaconFrost's helpful suggestions first as it is quite surprising what a search on Google will reveal.
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30 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

If all else fails, the Perfection 1660 is supported by the third-party Vuescan:

Epson Perfection 1660 Scanner Driver and Software

It's far from free, but there's a free trial version that you could consider playing with.

You may prefer to consider a new scanner, or a multifunction device (printer, scanner, copier, perhaps fax), and hope that its maker supports it under Windows 8.
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30 Mar 2012   #10

 

DeaconFrost, if Windows 7 has built in drivers for the photo 915, how do I get the printer to work. I'm not in the least bit technical... make it easy LoL
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