Epson R200

  Digital 16:36 27 Nov 2009
Locked

Has anyone been able to get an Epson Stylus Photo R200 printer to work with Windows 7? Mine prints OK but the Status Monitor won't install so I can't see the ink levels.

  The Kestrel 16:42 27 Nov 2009

Have you checked on the Epson support website to see whether they have issued updated drivers for Windows 7?

  ashdav 16:53 27 Nov 2009
  Digital 17:09 27 Nov 2009

Thank you both. I have tried the Epson website but there's nothing there to help.

  Andsome 18:34 27 Nov 2009

I have an Epson R series, R340 Photo. When I installed windows 7 the installation installed all drivers that I needed, including the printer.

  jack 20:31 27 Nov 2009

Is not an essential part of the package if you can learn to live without it.

Or dowload any other R series driver package
to drive the machine.

In '7' go to add printer routine, select from list. select Epson.Select R200
Tell if this is a correct assumption - have yet to see '7' running but assuming basic functions follow through.

  Falkyrn 21:43 27 Nov 2009

If you highlight the installation program for the drivers and select XP compatability it should be possible to install the status monitor - it worked for my R300

  ashdav 21:55 27 Nov 2009

What do you mean there's nothing there to help?
The link I posted was for the Win7 drivers !

  Digital 22:13 27 Nov 2009

Sorry ashdav, there are drivers &c for W7 but it was a W7 version of the Status Monitor I wanted. As jack says, I can live without it, it's useful as a warning that ink is low; I'll wait until the printer refuses to print & just make sure I've a stock of cartridges! Might try Andsome's idea. Anyway, thanks everyone for your ideas.

  jack 09:05 28 Nov 2009

So long as you are aware of how an ink monitor works.

It is based on average ink consumption of a typical sheet of A4 and the number of sheets passed.
The actual ink used in any chamber may be far less.

  Digital 10:09 28 Nov 2009

Thank you jack. Yes, I realise it has nothing to do with the actual ink level. I normally wait until it refuses to print but the warning reminds me to get a new cartridge in stock.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best phone camera 2017

Stunning new film posters by Hattie Stewart, Joe Cruz & more

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

28 astuces pour profiter au mieux de votre iPhone