Help with setting up a network printer

Hey there, I was just given a Epson Stylus Pro 7000 wide format printer and was wondering how would I set this up as a network printer. Epson stopped updating it's drivers and does not offer a driver for W7 and I've tried in vain to load VPN XP mode without success. I am using an older laptop to drive the printer but it's painfully slow. Any thoughts?


Fantastic Member
Check to see if there is a Vista driver, sometimes they will work with WIN7.

Thanks but no Vista driver available.


Extraordinary Member
Hi bigDave and Welcome to The Forum,

I was just wondering if maybe the drivers for the newer 7400 would work with your m/c??

How about running it through the Windows Virtual PC?

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Hi Elmer, I'll have to try that. On the Windows Virtual PC route, I've tried in vain to install VPC XP mode and it hangs up at 99% and then fail and "Reverts Changes". I've been all over the web trying to get this resolved and many, many people have the same problem with different errors. It never ceases to amaze me that Microsoft writes code that can't even update itself but I'll give the other driver a try .


Fantastic Member
Maybe VM box would work. Not sure if yo can use drivers within the VM I have always just used the printer that is on the host.

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