verify that the BUD file was generated for the device. The BUD file is a
compiled version of the GPD file for the printer located in
\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3 and named the same name as the
printer GPD but has BUD as the file extension..
If the BUD file is not generated the spooler will parse the GPD text file
line by line to determine the printer descriptions which is really slow.
If the BUD file is not there, you will need to create it by opening the
printers folder, right click the printer, Run as administrator, Properties,
Advanced, Printing default.
Change something there and close the dialog box, You can change the setting
Check for the BUD file.
Windows Printing Team
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"BrianSue" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> This Dell Inspiron has 4 USB ports - two toward the front on left - two
> stacked near the rear on right - printer is in USB001 which is the top
> port right rear - almost everything we do with this system related to
> printer is extremely slow - other system function with Vista also slow -
> problem may be related to Vista more than Word as this happens with all
> programs but more and worse with Word - we have two printers - Epson
> R220 and RX595 - both work fine with our other computers running XP -
> we had this printer connected to other computer running on home network
> where it was fine on the other computer but slow when we tried to run
> from Dell with Vista - connected to Dell with Vista direct as we thought
> it might be something with network but it is as bad or worse now -
> worked with Epson to uninstall and reinstall and download and install
> driver over and over again - Epson says it is computer and not printer -
> probably Vista related - thanks for any help