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Windows 7: Need to extract a driver from W7 X-64 for W2008 server

26 Nov 2009   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Need to extract a driver from W7 X-64 for W2008 server

Hi all
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
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

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

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there


get it from here

screenshot enc - extracts AND backups WITHOUT paying anything.

Little extract of the INF file for example it found for example

; Windows Inbox Printer Drivers
Signature="$Windows NT$"

"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
CoreDriverSections="{D20EA372-DD35-4950-9ED8-A6335AFE79F0},UNIDRV.OEM,UNIDRV_DATA","{D1A22FA6-AD8D-454c-9C5A-0892168C9AA5},EP0NPP_COMMON.OEM,EP0NDW_COMMON.OEM,EP0NGR_COMMON.OEM,EP0NGN_COMMON.OEM,EP0NAR_COMMON. OEM,EP0NUI_COMMON.OEM,EP0NLU_COMMON.OEM,EP0NO0_COMMON.OEM,EP0NGX_COMMON.OEM","{5E437618-1C5B-40FD-932C-B629FEA04258},EP0SLM01_COMMON.CORE,EP0SLM01_EXT.CORE","{019FCDDA-4E0D-484b-ABCC-D07486A493EC},EP0NIP_46.OEM","{2D4F66D7-8E60-482c-B529-98A03F4D1519},EP0NDC_66.OEM","{331CDA8B-D0C8-4a0f-A092-ACE5592F7DE7},EP0NS4_21.OEM","{5A5FD519-CFA7-449b-A589-04EB31D1799C},EP0NM4_00.OEM"
.................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   #4

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Click the triangle at the top right where you give rep.
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26 Nov 2009   #5

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Click the triangle at the top right where you give rep.

Hi there
must be miissing something here -- What triangle -- I've only got Report Post.

Screenshot enc.

(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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26 Nov 2009   #6

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Report post is the one, click it and type in solved.
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