Adding printer - connect before or after driver

  Trikie 22:03 20 Mar 2008

Just bought an old Epson 870 as a back up (as a club secretary I do a lot of document printing and would be in trouble if the usual print should play up)

No instructions or installation CD so I will download the driver from Epson's website.

Do I connect the printer before or after loading the driver?

  Technotiger 22:06 20 Mar 2008

During the Installation process, you will be told when to connect the printer to the PC. Start installing the software before connecting, but watch its progress.

  €dstowe 22:07 20 Mar 2008

Can be specific on that model but, all Epsons I've come across need the software installing first. Sometimes the printer must be connected part way through the install but it will tell you that if it does need that.

  woodchip 22:09 20 Mar 2008

always a good idea to load first

  Trikie 22:12 20 Mar 2008

Thanks everyone.

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