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Epson C60 Stylus Status Monitor Does Not Work On Windows Vista

I cannot get this status monitor to work on Vista, and I read of a way to fix the problem on the internet.  it said to just plug it in and let Windows install automatically.  I already had the printer installed (the printer drivers install perfectly and it prints perfectly, and I just can't get the status monitor to work), so I uninstalled it in order to let Windows install it again.  However, for some crazy reason, my Computer will delete it, but when I hook it up again, it acts like its already installed.  It will even still print after being uninstalled!  Does anyone know what is up with this???

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Re: Epson C60 Stylus Status Monitor Does Not Work On...

-As the driver is part of Windows Vista, there is no Status Monitor available for your printer. Some printers may have an INK LEVELS options included as part of the resident driver. Otherwise, the printer does have its own indicators. The RED error light will flash when the printer is low on ink and go solid when it is out.

-If the ink levels do not appear, click GET INK LEVELS from the MAIN tab of the printer driver. Ensure the printer is directly connected to the computer as the Ink Levels does rely on full bidirectional communication.

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