A couple of days ago I got a msg from MSoft that I was due for a large upgrade. It certainly was large, took close to 1/2 hour. A while back there were warnings in the ink refill community to beware of Win 10 upgrades, that printer drivers would be upgraded whether you wanted them or not. These driver upgrades would render third party refillable cartridges no longer accepting refills. The user would be forced to use only Epson OEM carts.
When I went to my printer, an Epson 1430, to do a routine nozzle check, I noticed the opening page no longer showed “check ink levels” and “perform nozzle check”. I was able to get to these tasks by a bit of a roundabout way, no problem. I began to worry, but not so much about this minor inconvenience. This nuisance raised a red flag, it may be the tip of the iceberg, maybe I could no longer refill my carts. (Clearly, the printer is working now… the carts just may no longer be refillable.) These carts are from InkJet Mall, and IJM takes good care of their products. Their carts may be immune to compatibility problems. Also, I’ve heard these automatic driver upgrades only effect more recent printers.
It might help readers to give details… the version number of my upgrade is 1703 and the build number is 15063.540