Use Compatible Canon Printer Drivers for Mac and Windows

Users can install the Canon Printer Drivers using the pre-packaged CD in Windows. Thereafter, you can open the printer driver setup to extract the file. A pre-packaged CD-ROM Easy Install contains methods for customized installation of printer drivers on your Windows PC. While it overwrites older versions of drivers (along with the on-screen manual and other application software) from the PC, the Easy Install software also allows all the necessary software programs to be easily installed.

Canon Printer Drivers

Prior to Installation

  • Log into the computer as an ADMINISTRATOR if you are installing the driver in Windows XP / VISTA
  • For Windows 2000 Canon Printer Drivers installation, log in to the PC as an ADMINISTRATOR GROUP user
  • Exit any resident software such as the anti-virus software, from the computer in advance

Removing Cables

  • Remove any cables connecting the printer and the computer and turn the device off especially when you see the FOUND NEW HARDWARE or the FOUND NEW HARDWARE WIZARD screen opens automatically
  • To quit the screen click on CANCEL
  • When you plug out the USB cable in Windows VISTA, the screen closes automatically
  • Thereafter, go ahead and turn the printer off to install the driver.

On the Computer

  • Open the PC’s drive and insert the Canon CD
  • Click the RUN MSETUP4.EXE file when the AUTOPLAY SCREEN appears
  • Select CONTINUE when the USER ACCOUNT CONTROL screen is displayed

Note: Click CONTINUE if this screen still appears in the subsequent steps

  • Click on CUSTOM INSTALL when the CD-ROM starts automatically and displays the option
  • Double-click on the MSETUP4.exe file if the CD-ROM fails to start on its own from the CD Drive

Custom Installation

  • To start custom installation click on YES to accept the License Agreement
  • If you click on NO you will not be able to complete the installation
  • The printer driver along with the application software will begin installation
  • At the PRINTER CONNECTION window enable the connection between the computer and the printer and turn the printer device on
  • The INSTALLATION RESULTS window displays after the installation is completed
  • Click NEXT to confirm the results

Registration and Survey

  • Click on REGISTER if you would like to register your printer now otherwise, go ahead and click on CANCEL
  • Select the REGISTRATION icon that appears on the desktop to register your printer after driver installation
  • The icon will appear anyway
  • Confirm the Canon Pixma Extended Survey Program when the screen displays
  • With this survey, Canon collects information about user experience and convenience to provide better services
  • If you wish to continue with providing feedback click on AGREE
  • Click on EXIT when a screen stating INSTALLATION COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY appears
  • Check the RESTART THE SYSTEM NOW (RECOMMENDED) button if the RESTART is displayed and then click on the RESTART
  • The EASY INSTALL process is completed

Printer Driver Setup Windows

  • The Printer Driver Setup process will help you configure your printing profile to initiate printing
  • For the MAC, you must use the Canon IJ Printer Utility software
  • From the printer icon or from the application software on Windows, you can display the printer driver setup window

The Application Software

  • On the application software, select the command for printing
  • Generally, on the FILE menu, you will select PRINT and open the dialog box for printing
  • Click on PREFERENCE or PROPERTIES while selecting the MODEL NAME for your printer

Note: Users can always refer to the application software manual. Menu names and command names may sometimes vary depending upon the application software.

Printer Icon

  • The Printer Driver Setup window can be opened from the printer icon

Windows 10

  • Desktop -> Start -> Settings -> Devices
  • The window for printer driver setup will open once you select PRINTING PREFERENCES

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