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Epson Stylus Color 880 Windows 10 (1709) – How To Make It Work

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If you are using an Epson Stylus Color 880 printer, you may not be able to use it on your Windows 10 computer.

The typical symptoms of this problem are that it appears as a “USB printer” in the Windows 10 “Printers” section, but may appear as “Epson Stylus Color 880” in Device Manager.

The problem is that Windows 10 (especially 1709) does not recognize the driver and therefore can not run the printer.

The solution is to make sure that Windows 10 can run the driver, which means that you either download the most suitable one from the Internet or rid the system of errors and other problems. This is actually relatively easy, as explained below …


The reason for the problem is a difference in the way Windows 10 (1709) works with the underlying drivers of the system.

Some of the older drivers (written by the hardware manufacturers) do not work with the new hardware / IO API within the system, so Windows is unable to solve the underlying problems.

To make sure that this is not a problem, make sure you are using a compatible driver – or at least a driver compatible with the 1709 version of Windows. To do this, you need to make sure that you can get a version of the driver that works effectively.


In order to solve the problem, Microsoft has actually worked to solve the underlying problems that have caused conflicts, notably by providing a new “Windows 10 1709 Compatible Drivers Package” – a manual update of the drivers needed to run the Epson Stylus color 880.

If you go to Microsoft’s Download Catalog and type “epson stylus color 880” in the search box, you’ll get a bunch of packages that you can download. At the bottom of the list should be the “compatibility” package. If you have downloaded it, you can then run the installer.

After running the installer, restart the system, and then make sure that Windows can load the printer as before. If this is not possible, you need to make sure you get the most out of the application. This requires you to clean up any potentially corrupted settings on your system.

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