XP driver pour Epson Stylus photo 700

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Do you know if there is a XP driver for Epson Stylys Photo 700 ?
Nothing on Epson download web pages
Strange
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    Stéphane Lucet wrote:
    > Do you know if there is a XP driver for Epson Stylys Photo 700 ?
    > Nothing on Epson download web pages
    > Strange


    Why is it "strange" that Epson no longer supports a six year old printer?
    There is a very basic driver within the operating system but no status
    monitor or any other of the advanced functions. You want anything more you
    will need to replace the printer.
    --
    My great-grandfather was born and raised in Elgin - did he eventually
    lose his marbles?
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    "Stéphane Lucet" <lucet@club-internet.fr> schreef in bericht
    news:414746a0$0$309$7a628cd7@news.club-internet.fr...
    > Do you know if there is a XP driver for Epson Stylys Photo 700 ?
    > Nothing on Epson download web pages
    > Strange
    >
    Inside Xp there is.
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    "Stéphane Lucet" <lucet@club-internet.fr> wrote in message
    news:414746a0$0$309$7a628cd7@news.club-internet.fr...
    > Do you know if there is a XP driver for Epson Stylys Photo 700 ?
    > Nothing on Epson download web pages
    > Strange
    >
    >

    I had the same problem with an Epson 1200 after switching from W98 to XP. A
    Windows 2000 driver restored all the options.
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    Thanks for your lessons of history, but when I buy a printer I buy more that
    a printer I buy a solution to print and I buy this as long as it is
    operationnel to print.

    If you think that after six year I have to change the printer, may be you
    had better to look for a job at the mircosoft corporation.

    It doesn't work. Oh sorry buy the new version, it is better.


    "Miss Perspicacia Tick" <misstick@lancre.dw> a écrit dans le message de
    news:YyI1d.39683$Cd6.13996@fe48.usenetserver.com...
    > Stéphane Lucet wrote:
    > > Do you know if there is a XP driver for Epson Stylys Photo 700 ?
    > > Nothing on Epson download web pages
    > > Strange
    >
    >
    > Why is it "strange" that Epson no longer supports a six year old printer?
    > There is a very basic driver within the operating system but no status
    > monitor or any other of the advanced functions. You want anything more you
    > will need to replace the printer.
    > --
    > My great-grandfather was born and raised in Elgin - did he eventually
    > lose his marbles?
    >
    >
    >
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    With the driver inside XP I cannot print in 1400 DPI
    Quality is lower than with W98

    "d.schatkamer" <ergens@njet.nl> a écrit dans le message de
    news:41474e9d$1@news.nb.nu...
    >
    > "Stéphane Lucet" <lucet@club-internet.fr> schreef in bericht
    > news:414746a0$0$309$7a628cd7@news.club-internet.fr...
    > > Do you know if there is a XP driver for Epson Stylys Photo 700 ?
    > > Nothing on Epson download web pages
    > > Strange
    > >
    > Inside Xp there is.
    >
    >
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    "Stéphane Lucet" <lucet@club-internet.fr> schreef in bericht
    news:4148b3a1$0$15747$7a628cd7@news.club-internet.fr...
    > With the driver inside XP I cannot print in 1400 DPI
    > Quality is lower than with W98
    >
    Install the win2000 drivers maybe that will work.
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    Stéphane Lucet wrote:
    > Thanks for your lessons of history, but when I buy a printer I buy
    > more that a printer I buy a solution to print and I buy this as long
    > as it is operationnel to print.
    >
    > If you think that after six year I have to change the printer, may be
    > you had better to look for a job at the mircosoft corporation.
    >
    > It doesn't work. Oh sorry buy the new version, it is better.

    Oh wake up and smell the Java! Do you really think that it's economically
    viable for Epson to continue to support every printer they've ever
    produced?! They have produced 1000s of printers - if they had to support
    every single one of them indefinitely then there would be no money for
    research and development into new technologies!

    You are either very naive or very stupid - and I know which my money's on!

    I have an Epson Stylus Color (yes, the original) in the loft. Maybe I should
    be whining that Epson has discontinued support for that and it won't run
    like it used to under 3.1!

    *SIGH*

    --
    My great-grandfather was born and raised in Elgin - did he eventually
    lose his marbles?
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    Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:

    > Stéphane Lucet wrote:
    >
    >>Thanks for your lessons of history, but when I buy a printer I buy
    >>more that a printer I buy a solution to print and I buy this as long
    >>as it is operationnel to print.
    >>
    >>If you think that after six year I have to change the printer, may be
    >>you had better to look for a job at the mircosoft corporation.
    >>
    >>It doesn't work. Oh sorry buy the new version, it is better.
    >
    >
    > Oh wake up and smell the Java! Do you really think that it's economically
    > viable for Epson to continue to support every printer they've ever
    > produced?! They have produced 1000s of printers - if they had to support
    > every single one of them indefinitely then there would be no money for
    > research and development into new technologies!
    >

    I don't think it is unreasonable for any printer company to continue to
    support their older printers via drivers as new OSs come along. There
    is a real problem with perfectly serviceable product becoming obsolete
    and useless because the company doesn't support it via drivers. It is
    becoming a major environmental issue and the result may simply be
    products being taxed to help pay for the lost resources and landfill
    space. The cost to port drivers to new OSs is not that vast, since the
    commands to the printer tend to be the same for a large group of
    printers, writing a new driver for one can often produce the structure
    for many others. I would like to see an agreement between printer
    companies and OS producers that a new printer will be supported with
    drivers for minimally 6-8 years.

    > You are either very naive or very stupid - and I know which my money's on!
    >

    You really can't help yourself, can you. Seems like you are unable to
    offer an opinion or help without having to toss a few insults in.

    > I have an Epson Stylus Color (yes, the original) in the loft. Maybe I should
    > be whining that Epson has discontinued support for that and it won't run
    > like it used to under 3.1!
    >

    The original Stylus Color (I maintain one for a friend), although slow
    by today's standards, is a completely serviceable printer with 720 x 720
    dpi. It was by no means inexpensive (Here in Canada it was $1000 new)
    and it was built to last, and so, yes, considering the profit margin on
    printers back then, both for the retailer and manufacturer, I don't
    think it is unreasonable for it to be supported today. The printer is
    only about 8 years old, it was the very first Epson color printer and it
    still does as good a job as ever.

    > *SIGH*
    >

    Just because the industry has resolved to obsolesce perfectly good
    product doesn't make it a good idea, nor does it make people who believe
    that support should be available are either naive or stupid. What's
    "stupid" is forcing us to waste materials, technology and resources
    unnecessarily, when things are still fully functional and only require a
    small software driver to continue being used.

    Art
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