As usual I downloaded and installed the Epson drivers then downloaded the Silverfast software and installed it. It was at this point I hit a problem.
When I entered the license key it would not accept it. You had to have installed from the CD. So what if you have a very modern computer. My Mac is seven years old and has a CD drive, but my wife has a modern Mac with no drive. My work laptop is a new Lenovo machine which like a lot of current machines also has no CD drive.
Well Epson did include a note with a URL to go to if you have a machine with no CD drive, unfortunately the URL did not work. After a little digging I found that if I registered the serial code listed on the CD of the Silverfast software I could then request a CD less upgrade code. This I did which then meant I could register the software and start using it.
In this day and age where people are moving away from physical media they really need to make this easier.