Install the printer driver (Windows) PIXMA Printers

Article ID: ART157923 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 07/03/2019


Install the printer driver (Windows)


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Installing the Printer Driver

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Connect the printer cable to the printer and the computer.
  3. Turn on the computer, and start Windows.
  4. Insert the Canon Software Setup and User's Guide CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Setup Starts automatically. 

    Note: If Setup does not start automatically, click 'Start' and then 'Run' from the taskbar. In the 'Open' box of Run window, type x:\msetup.exe (where x: is your CD-ROM drive letter). Then click 'OK'.
  5. When the Master Setup screen is displayed, click the 'Custom Install' button. 

  6. Uncheck (click on the check marks) all items listed except for 'Printer Driver', and then click 'Next'.

  7. When the License Agreement appears, click the 'Yes' button after reading the agreement, and then click 'Next'.

  8. File copying begins. After all files are copied, the Printer Port dialog box is displayed. When the dialog box is displayed, turn on the printer. 

    Note: If the port is not detected at this time, disconnect the cable from the printer and reconnect it.

  9. Click 'OK' to end the printer driver installation.

Note: If you previously used a Canon printer that was connected with a USB cable, a message reporting that the USB driver will be updated may be displayed. Click the OK button to update the USB driver and restart Windows.



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