Epson Stylus pro 7600 - Driver doesn't work


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    Epson Stylus pro 7600 - Driver doesn't work


    The Stylus Pro 7600 is now a really old printer, the last supported driver was for XP but it worked in Windows 7 and I believe to some extent in 8 although I never did try it.

    It s a really good reliable large format printer though and very affordable in parts, ink and the second-hand purchase price.

    However alas Windows 10 doesn't like it, I did the upgrade to 10 (and then the downgrade) from windows 7 but it will not see the driver it sees the device but calls it a USB high speed device or something like that and compatibility mode didn't seem to help.

    So unless there is a clever work around and I'd love that to happen I'm stuck on Windows 7 for the duration.

    Suggestions welcome.
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    No cleverness here, and I don't have such a printer, but...

    Have you tried the drivers for Vista?

    Epson Stylus Pro 7600 - Photographic Dye Ink, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc.

    These are for the dye-based version. I didn't look to see whether the Ultrachrome based one uses different drivers.

    (There are also 32 bit Windows.) If they don't want to install, you could try right clicking on the installer and running the Troubleshoot Compatibility tool.

    Good luck.
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    Thanks for the reply, I reinstalled 10 and tried the Vista driver no luck.

    Something has changed in the way windows looks at the USB it seems, as when the driver scans for the printer it doesn't find and identify it. Running the compatibility tool failed for me but maybe it would work with more patience.

    I've used up enough time on this really and didn't gain much from upgrading anyway. In fact the 3rd monitor on my laptop which runs on a (cheap no name type) USB display adapter stopped working as well.

    So I'll stick with windows 7.

    Cheers

    Dave
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    Solution for Epson Stylus Pro 7600 driver on Windows 10


    davo said:
    The Stylus Pro 7600 is now a really old printer, the last supported driver was for XP but it worked in Windows 7 and I believe to some extent in 8 although I never did try it.

    It s a really good reliable large format printer though and very affordable in parts, ink and the second-hand purchase price.

    However alas Windows 10 doesn't like it, I did the upgrade to 10 (and then the downgrade) from windows 7 but it will not see the driver it sees the device but calls it a USB high speed device or something like that and compatibility mode didn't seem to help.

    So unless there is a clever work around and I'd love that to happen I'm stuck on Windows 7 for the duration.

    Suggestions welcome.
    I've solved this problem, follow this steps (some may require aditional instructions, please google them)
    Check in devices and printers if you have a "unknown device" - that should be your 7600 printer, only shows if powered on.

    1. Download the drivers for Windows Vista 64 or 32 deppending on your OS, from the Epson website
    2. Extract/unzip the drivers but do not install from the setup.
    3. To be able to install the vista drivers you must disable driver signature enforcement (google it), needs a restart.
    4. After driver signature enforcement is disabled: Open Device Manager and search for the 7600 on printers, right click on Epson Stylus pro 7600 and select update driver.
    5. Select the find software option and search for the extracted folder with the drivers
    6. Install - confirm instalation if red warning appears.

    It works :)

    Good Luck,
    Nuno
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    Very sneaky I'll give that a try and report back :)

    Zilaan said:
    I've solved this problem, follow this steps (some may require aditional instructions, please google them)
    Check in devices and printers if you have a "unknown device" - that should be your 7600 printer, only shows if powered on.

    1. Download the drivers for Windows Vista 64 or 32 deppending on your OS, from the Epson website
    2. Extract/unzip the drivers but do not install from the setup.
    3. To be able to install the vista drivers you must disable driver signature enforcement (google it), needs a restart.
    4. After driver signature enforcement is disabled: Open Device Manager and search for the 7600 on printers, right click on Epson Stylus pro 7600 and select update driver.
    5. Select the find software option and search for the extracted folder with the drivers
    6. Install - confirm instalation if red warning appears.

    It works :)

    Good Luck,
    Nuno
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    I tried it and eventually it worked, I now have an Epson 7600 running under windows 10 in the same way that it did under Windows 7.

    Although the 7600 had been running on my windows 7 system prior to upgrading to Windows 10 the printer was not seen as an "unknown device" or anything like that, nothing showed at all.

    After playing around with it for some time I established that the printer was on USB001 port and installed it manually that way.

    Thanks Nuno
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