Driver: epson_earlier_driver.exe 197 KB
Download the Epson earlier printer driver
Driver Installation instructions
These instructions apply to Windows XP, and may be slightly different for Windows 2000.
A. Double-click the epson_earlier_driver.exe file, and follow the prompts to extract the driver files. Follow the Setup Wizard.
B. Click on the Start button, and then click on Settings → Printers.
C. Click or double-click on the [Add Printer] icon.
D. [Add Printer Wizard] will be displayed. Click on [Next>].
E. Select [Local printer] and uncheck [Automatically detect and
install my Plug and Play printer] box, and then click
F. Select the port that you want to use for the printer, and then click on [Next>].
G. Click the [Have Disk] button.
H. Type in the pathname to the which is initially specified as A:\ (Default: C:\EpsonTM). Then click on [OK].
I. Select OEMSETUP.INF, and then click on the [OK] button.
Select Epson TM-T88II Partial cut from the list, and then click on [Next>].
Select the No option to not set this as the default printer, and then click on [Next>].
Select whether to share this printer or not (we suggest you don't), and then click on [Next>].
J. Select to print a test page, and then click on [Next>], and then click on [Finish].
K. Click [Yes] or [Continue Anyway] on [Digital Signature Not Found] dialog box.
Note that the test page will print slowly, but is an important step. You may turn off your printer if you don't want the whole page to print. If the test page does not print, just continue with the next steps and then see note N, below.
L. When installation is finished, an icon with the name of the newly
installed printer driver will appear in the Printers and Faxes
M. If the number under the documents column for the Epson printer says 1, instead of 0, double-click on the printer. This will open up a small window. Click on the Printer menu and select Cancel All Documents.
N. If you cannot print a test page, please check the following - and then print a test page after each possible solution (see Printing a Test Page, below, on how to do that) ...
- Make sure your printer is turned on, with the paper loaded correctly, and all cables are connected securely.
- In the case of a serial connection, make sure you are using a Null Modem cable.
- In the case of a parallel connection, make sure you are using an IEEE certified parallel cable.
- Is the port you are connecting to correct? (COMx for a serial printer, LPTx for a parallel printer). To check/change the port, right click on the printer and select Properties from the pop-up menu. Click on the Ports tab. In most cases, you should have COM1 selected for a serial printer, or LPT1 selected for a parallel printer. If the wrong port is selected, just select the correct port and click the [Apply] button.
- In the case of a serial connection, are the communications conditions set correctly in the printer properties? To see the driver settings, right click on the printer and select Properties from the pop-up menu. Click on the Ports tab and then click on the [Configure Port] button. Check the printer manual for the communications settings (or port settings) and compare them against what is set for the driver.
- If none of the above resolve the problem, check the printer manual, or contact Epson for additional assistance in connecting your printer correctly. Do not contact Corporate Consultants at this stage as this is not a problem with the program.
Printing a Test Page
If the Epson ... Properties window is not open, you can open it from the Printers and Faxes window by right clicking on the printer and select Properties from the pop-up menu. In the General tab, click the [Print Test Page] button.
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