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    Updating an Epson printer driver on a Mac

    I am attempting to update the driver on my Epson 4900 to the latest version. I can download the new driver from the Epson website and go through the installation process without difficulty. However, when I check the driver version in my system preferences, it is still showing the old driver. I am running OS 10.8.5. Do I have to manually delete the old driver? What am I missing?

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    Re: Updating an Epson printer driver on a Mac

    Have you tried restarting your computer?
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    Re: Updating an Epson printer driver on a Mac

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Z View Post
    Have you tried restarting your computer?
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    I don't recall if I checked the driver version after rebooting. However, I am out of town at the moment and will recheck after I get home. Does updating an Epson driver require that you manually delete the previous driver? I don't recall the need to do this in the past.

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    Re: Updating an Epson printer driver on a Mac

    Hi Cerett

    You are correct in that you must first manually delete the old driver (by uninstalling the printer) and then download the new driver and finally reinstall the printer.

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    Re: Updating an Epson printer driver on a Mac

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Kerfoot View Post
    Hi Cerett

    You are correct in that you must first manually delete the old driver (by uninstalling the printer) and then download the new driver and finally reinstall the printer.
    Thank you Paul. Is there an application that uninstalls the driver? I did not see it in my Epson folder.

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    Re: Updating an Epson printer driver on a Mac

    Quote Originally Posted by cerett View Post
    Thank you Paul. Is there an application that uninstalls the driver? I did not see it in my Epson folder.
    Remove it from the Printer control panel in System Prefs.

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    Thank you all - worked perfectly.

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