I’m having no luck at all printing DVDs with my Epson R200 in Vista. Where to begin…
Epson Print CD v1.20E is the version that I’ve had that was working fine in XP. It came on the CD that came with the printer. A program in Vista called Windows Defender kept deleting it. Under the fine print of Vista it says that Defender is allowed without user knowledge, to delete any suspicious software. Obviously it deems it suspicious. On the rare occasion that it wasn’t deleted, I ran it and it said that there was no printer driver. The inbuilt Epson R200 driver in Vista obviously isn’t compatible with it. It prints fine with normal paper.
I talked to Epson about this, they said that Version 1.3 upwards were compatible with Vista. They said that due to licencing issues that they couldn’t supply this to me over the internet and they needed to see a proof of purchase and then I could buy the latest version on cd off them for Â£10 ($20ish). I politely said no thanks. That’s all the information they had to help me. They then asked if I wanted to buy any of their ‘competitively priced’ ink. Yeah right.
Epson Print CD v1.40E is the next version I googled. It also would not work with the Vista printer driver. I installed the Xp driver and Vista kept protesting but in the end I managed to install it. The Print CD program then had its driver, and would let me print. The only thing is, even though the printer was described as ready, when it went to print, the print job would just hang on the screen, and the printer would make faintest of noises as if it was starting to do something, and then nothing happened. Still couldn’t get it to print.
Then Defender deleted it. Scary program.
Epson Print CD v1.50 was the version I got off Epson Russia. This decided it wanted to print, the printer sprung into action, and so did my heart. Only thing is, the printer wouldn’t accept the cd tray, it just wanted to push it out. It did this until it was totally out, then both the ink and paper lights went crazy. So I closed the tray loader flap, and it wanted paper. So obviously it’s not taking the print command as being for the cd tray.
Photoshop template does the same thing, rejects the tray then tries to print with paper.
As yet, I still can’t print. I tried to make a dual boot for XP just for printing cds and dvds as it’s really important but I failed and that’s not a matter for this topic
Has anyone actually managed to print a cd or dvd in Vista, and how did you manage to do it? It’s driving me crazy considering that I may have to stop using an otherwise fine new OS because of one (important) thing I can’t do.