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Epson R800 and Windows 8 - only very basic printing available

  1. #11


    Posts : 6
    W8Pro


    Sorry if I sounded harsh...
    I still don't know what actually started when you clicked there though.
    Here I just get a lot of instructions on how to add a printer manually with the standard W8 drivers.
    Do you now have real Epson R800 drivers working, where you can set print quality, lots of paper sizes (including CD/DVD printing?), color profiles etc?
    All running under W8/64?
    I can't understand how you managed to make that happen.
    Maybe they had drivers earlier, and then just removed them?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I have exactly the same problems in trying to download the drivers for the R800. I follow the instructions to adding the printer manually at which point the epson instructions stop. So I click on the add printer manually, select a port and then run windows update to load up the name of various printers but the R800 still doesn't exist in the list of printers under epson! It has various other epson stylus photo models but not the R800. Can anyone please help?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 6
    W8Pro


    The way I solved it finally was to install the W7/64 drivers, twice actually, as after the first time they appeared to not have been installed. The W8 (generic Epson) drivers were installed automatically (or manually) with W8, but after installing the W7 drivers they appeared quite hidden, because there apparently was still only one R800 installed. But by right clicking the R800 icon I could select the 'new' R800 (2) Epson drivers, and set that as the default printer. And they work
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  4. #14


    I have a different Epson printer (Artisan 730) but the Epson instructions are to first REMOVE the drivers that Win8 installed. Then, you manually install the drives from the Epson site. I had to do that before the Epson worked properly. And, these are Win7 drivers (the ones I'm using) since Win8 drivers aren't available yet.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Excellent everyone I shall give that a go
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