You will need
- Usually the driver when buying a printer attached to it on the CD. This drive and need to install the driver. If you have lost it or for some other reason this album is that the program must be downloaded from the printer manufacturer's website.
If you do not have a CD-ROM with drivers — will have to look for them on the manufacturer's website. On the printer case always have information on the company from which it was produced and what model the printer. With the help of search engines find the website of the manufacturer. On that site you can find your model in the "user support", "file archive", "download". Once you have found your model you will need to select the system for which you download the driver. After selecting it, download the program suggested by the manufacturer. It should be noted that often drivers that you can find on the site — issued at a later date than the drivers that came with the equipment when buying. This allows the manufacturer to fix some bugs of previous version, use more modern technologies to enhance the speed and to make new drivers more informative. Always, if possible, download the updated drivers from the manufacturer sites.
Now that you have a program or a CD, run the installation either by double-clicking on the downloaded file, or simply inserting the disk into the drive. The installation program will ask you to select a folder in which to install its files. Most often there is no need to change the path where it is installed by default. When the program asks to connect the printer, connect it to the USB port of the computer and turn on. The installation will continue automatically.
Sometimes after installing the drivers you have to restart the computer. Do this if the installer asks you about it.
Do not connect the printer to the computer before installing the driver! Do it only when you receive a message from the installer, or after installation of the driver.
Advice 2 : How put driver for Canon printers
Canon, among other things, produces computer peripheral device for image processing - copiers, printers, scanners, combined device. These products are very widely used with home computers and office workstations. Like most peripherals, such devices, including printers, require driver installation.
Start with the simplest option to install drivers for any peripheral device, turn on the power connected to the network and the computer printer. In modern operating systems integrate their own database drivers, which include thousands of different versions and manufacturers. Upon detection of each newly connected device, the OS tries to identify him and to find the appropriate driver available in the integrated set. If it succeeds, you will see a notification about the successful identification and installation of the printer - it will appear in the lower right corner of the desktop, in the tray.
If this doesn't work, use the software disk that should be in the printer box. Install it in the CD and wait for the menu screen. If the OS prompts you about whether to enable the autorun program, answer in the affirmative - the emergence of this request depends on the settings of the OS. In menu, select installation driverthat can be worded differently for different versions of the printer. Then will begin a special program - the installation wizard. Just follow his instructions, and it is likely that they will not, and the wizard will do everything on their own.
In the absence of an optical disc download the required installation files from the Internet. Use the Russian site Canon - link to its homepage are given below. In the right column of this page is a form to search for information related to the desired printer model. Use the form, download the installation file and run it. Then begin to work described in the previous step, the installation wizard of the printer - follow the instructions until the end of the driver installation process.