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November 14, 2004 11:12:50 PM

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Hi. Is it safe to have both Epson Stylus Photo 785EPX Inkjet and Epson
Color Stylus 880 printer drivers installed in Windows XP Tablet PC
Edition SP1 (all updates) and 98 SE (all updates)? And having both
printers plugged in?

Thank you in advance.
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November 15, 2004 12:46:44 AM

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ANTant@zimage.com wrote:

>Hi. Is it safe to have both Epson Stylus Photo 785EPX Inkjet and Epson
>Color Stylus 880 printer drivers installed in Windows XP Tablet PC
>Edition SP1 (all updates) and 98 SE (all updates)? And having both
>printers plugged in?

Sure...I've had up to 3 printers installed all at the same time on my
home computers (a laser and two inkjets) using Windows 98/2000/XP. In
theory, you should be able to connect any number of printers, limited
only by the number of available connections.
Anonymous
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November 15, 2004 12:46:45 AM

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Bill <bill@c.a> wrote:
> ANTant@zimage.com wrote:

> >Hi. Is it safe to have both Epson Stylus Photo 785EPX Inkjet and Epson
> >Color Stylus 880 printer drivers installed in Windows XP Tablet PC
> >Edition SP1 (all updates) and 98 SE (all updates)? And having both
> >printers plugged in?

> Sure...I've had up to 3 printers installed all at the same time on my
> home computers (a laser and two inkjets) using Windows 98/2000/XP. In
> theory, you should be able to connect any number of printers, limited
> only by the number of available connections.

Oh OK. I was a bit worried about having the same Epson monitor programs
and wasn't sure if it was shared with all Epson drivers. Thanks for the
quick response!!
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Anonymous
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November 15, 2004 4:57:12 PM

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The operative words here are "in theory".

Unfortunately, I have run into conflicts with some Epson drivers. It
may no longer be an issue, but it was a few years back. At the time I
could only install one or the other Epson driver, otherwise things would
not work properly. Epson ultimately refunded my money on the second
printer.

Art

Bill wrote:

> ANTant@zimage.com wrote:
>
>
>>Hi. Is it safe to have both Epson Stylus Photo 785EPX Inkjet and Epson
>>Color Stylus 880 printer drivers installed in Windows XP Tablet PC
>>Edition SP1 (all updates) and 98 SE (all updates)? And having both
>>printers plugged in?
>
>
> Sure...I've had up to 3 printers installed all at the same time on my
> home computers (a laser and two inkjets) using Windows 98/2000/XP. In
> theory, you should be able to connect any number of printers, limited
> only by the number of available connections.
Anonymous
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November 15, 2004 6:06:38 PM

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Arthur Entlich wrote:
> The operative words here are "in theory".
>
> Unfortunately, I have run into conflicts with some Epson drivers. It
> may no longer be an issue, but it was a few years back. At the time I
> could only install one or the other Epson driver, otherwise things
> would not work properly. Epson ultimately refunded my money on the
> second printer.
>
> Art

I have both an ESC900 and an R800 installed with no issues.


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November 15, 2004 7:02:46 PM

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Arthur Entlich wrote:

>The operative words here are "in theory".

Great words, huh? Saves my bacon all the time.
:) 

>Unfortunately, I have run into conflicts with some Epson drivers. It
>may no longer be an issue, but it was a few years back. At the time I
>could only install one or the other Epson driver, otherwise things would
>not work properly. Epson ultimately refunded my money on the second
>printer.

I guess the drivers were just a little funky. I'll bet that was with
Windows 9x?
Anonymous
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November 15, 2004 7:41:15 PM

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In article <YA2md.99999$VA5.46565@clgrps13>, artistic@telus.net says...
> The operative words here are "in theory".
>
> Unfortunately, I have run into conflicts with some Epson drivers. It
> may no longer be an issue, but it was a few years back. At the time I
> could only install one or the other Epson driver, otherwise things would
> not work properly. Epson ultimately refunded my money on the second
> printer.

Unless you REALLY need memory/CPU hogging things like status monitors,
don't install them. Some printers offer corporate drivers which just
support printing.

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Anonymous
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November 17, 2004 2:24:01 PM

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Yeap, and as I recall, the "X" was a "5" at the time. ;-)

Art

Bill wrote:

> Arthur Entlich wrote:
>
>
>>The operative words here are "in theory".
>
>
> Great words, huh? Saves my bacon all the time.
> :) 
>
>
>>Unfortunately, I have run into conflicts with some Epson drivers. It
>>may no longer be an issue, but it was a few years back. At the time I
>>could only install one or the other Epson driver, otherwise things would
>>not work properly. Epson ultimately refunded my money on the second
>>printer.
>
>
> I guess the drivers were just a little funky. I'll bet that was with
> Windows 9x?
Anonymous
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November 17, 2004 2:25:31 PM

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As I recall, the problems I encountered ultimately did relate to the ink
monitoring software clashing.

Art

Andrew Rossmann wrote:

> In article <YA2md.99999$VA5.46565@clgrps13>, artistic@telus.net says...
>
>>The operative words here are "in theory".
>>
>>Unfortunately, I have run into conflicts with some Epson drivers. It
>>may no longer be an issue, but it was a few years back. At the time I
>>could only install one or the other Epson driver, otherwise things would
>>not work properly. Epson ultimately refunded my money on the second
>>printer.
>
>
> Unless you REALLY need memory/CPU hogging things like status monitors,
> don't install them. Some printers offer corporate drivers which just
> support printing.
>
January 13, 2005 4:46:09 PM

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I don't see why not. I have multiple printers on my box. It's just a matter
of choosing which printer to send the file to AFAIK. Are there other issues
involved?

Toby

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> Hi. Is it safe to have both Epson Stylus Photo 785EPX Inkjet and Epson
> Color Stylus 880 printer drivers installed in Windows XP Tablet PC
> Edition SP1 (all updates) and 98 SE (all updates)? And having both
> printers plugged in?
>
> Thank you in advance.
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> orchard or garden." --Francis Bacon
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