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Status Monitor 3

Cannot install "Status Monitor 3" software, therefor cannot see if & which ink cartridge is running out of ink.

I have tried FAQ but solution "get ink tab" on printing preferences window not available to me. The ink levels are all shown in grey colour

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In reply to SOLUTION #1 by Basti i have vista and have forced it to work with this status monitor 3 software i will post how i did it now.

First i downloaded the status 3 monitor so that i could fiddle with the programs and files inside from this link here

http://driverscollection.com/?file_id=24410

Ill skip right to the part on how to fix it you extract the file you just downloaded open the folder it went to right click E_SIINS2 with a bandaid icon goto properties then click compatibility at the top of the new window that opened check the box run this program in compatibility mode for: then in the drop down box below that windows xp (service pack 2) also i checked at the bottom run this program as an administrator and boom it worked i can see my ink and everything.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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    SpeedBullet2 Jan 12, 2009

    Oh forgot to mention run this file to install the status 3 monitor STMSETUP.EXE

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    Anjeloe Victor Aug 08, 2013

    Is it availabe for Epson Stylus C45?

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Which operating system are you using VIsta or XP? Vista doesnt support status monitor 3 yet, epson's developing an update for vista still. If you have XP, email me or keep me posted so that i can help you with it. Thanks!

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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