Business and professional computer users periodically ponder and wrestle with updating and upgrading their machines, but doing so can impair operations. Epson printers use a type of software called "device drivers" that help the operating system recognize connected hardware. When users make significant changes to the operating system, the printer drivers and management software might lose compatibility. Reinstalling the drivers from the original CD is pointless because the software is outdated. Epson has made its printer software easy to obtain and install for the recent Windows 7 and Apple Mac OS X 10.6 operating systems.

Step 1.

Open a new Internet browser window. Download the printer software for Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.6 from Epson's support website (or see links in Resources section below). Save the file to the computer's hard drive.

Step 2.

Double-click the Epson software file from the hard drive. Wait while an "installation disk image" is created on the computer.

Step 3.

Double-click the disk image to open it.

Step 4.

Double-click the installer icon. Follow the instructions until a message appears on the screen indicating the Epson printer software installation is complete.