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New problem with printer

  1. #1


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit

    New problem with printer


    Hooked up my epson stylus c44ux.

    Got a reassuring beep from windows 8 and saw it appear in devices and printers.

    Device status says, This device is working properly.

    Driver details says, no drivers have been loaded or are needed for this device.


    But it aint working.

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  2. #2


    Did you run the epson software/driver package before hooking up the printer? I found this if the automated thing doesn't work, like in your case.

    Epson America, Inc. - Support - Highlights
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  3. #3


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Tried that.

    The message I got was" printer device was not installed.

    The specified module could not be found."
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    go to:
    1. Control Panel->Devices and Printers
    2. Click on Add a Printer
    3. Follow the instruction and eventually it will give a list of printers. If your printer is listed then select it.If not, click on Windows Updates then scroll thru the list and select your printer.
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  5. #5


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    I assume you're connected directly with USB (as opposed to network)? I'm sure you went to Epson's support page for this printer, which states: Windows 8 drivers for this product are installed automatically when you power-on and connect your printer to your Windows 8 computer.

    Have you tried to expunge the Epson driver from Windows 8 and start from the beginning?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    I assume you're connected directly with USB (as opposed to network)? I'm sure you went to Epson's support page for this printer, which states: Windows 8 drivers for this product are installed automatically when you power-on and connect your printer to your Windows 8 computer.

    Have you tried to expunge the Epson driver from Windows 8 and start from the beginning?
    Yes connected direct to the pc.

    Been to the epson page and saw that.

    When I try to uninstall the driver it says "no driver is loaded or needed "

    Is expunge different from uninstall.?

    Thanks for the suggestions so far.
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  7. #7


    I have a newer Epson, which came out before Win8, and Epson put a warning on their support page for this model to REMOVE the default installed MS drivers as they did not support the full features of the Printer. Then, they said, install the current Win7 drivers.

    I did that and the printer supports all the features it did in Win7.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    I have a newer Epson, which came out before Win8, and Epson put a warning on their support page for this model to REMOVE the default installed MS drivers as they did not support the full features of the Printer. Then, they said, install the current Win7 drivers.

    I did that and the printer supports all the features it did in Win7.
    How did you get the windows 7 driver. It tells me it is in win 7 and how to install it, but that doesn't help while I am in 8
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by Dellboy7 View Post
    How did you get the windows 7 driver. It tells me it is in win 7 and how to install it, but that doesn't help while I am in 8
    I went to the Epson site for my printer and looked in the downloads page -- and they had downloadable Win7 drivers. Their site also had instructions on HOW to install the Win7 drivers in Win8.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dellboy7 View Post
    How did you get the windows 7 driver. It tells me it is in win 7 and how to install it, but that doesn't help while I am in 8
    I went to the Epson site for my printer and looked in the downloads page -- and they had downloadable Win7 drivers. Their site also had instructions on HOW to install the Win7 drivers in Win8.
    unfortunately it doesn't work that way for mine, just tells me how to get it in 7, if I let it auto detect my system then it tells me it's not needed in 8.
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