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Canon Printer Driver Article

Canon Printer Driver Article

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How to load drivers for an old Canon i950 on Windows 7.
How to load drivers for an old Canon i950 on Windows 7.

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The driver for the i9900 that works for Windows 7, 32 or 64 bit, is on the CD sh

ipped with the printer, that is, Canon i9900 Setup & User's Guide; CD1; USCD 1.2
QH7-1779; (C) 2005.
The file is i9900.inf and the path to it is
F:\Win2000\Printer\Disk0\i9900.inf
(substitute your CD drive letter for F above).
Start at the desktop with the actions listed next (these occur in various dialog
s),
Start | Control Panel | Devices and Printers | Add a printer | Add a local print
er | Use an existing port: | USB001 (Virtual printer port for USB) | Next | Have
Disk...
At this point browse to Win2000\Printer\Disk0\ on your CD. Click on the file i99
00.inf to select it and click Open. In the Install from Disk dialog, the path sh
ould be the one given above; clicking OK returns you to the Add Printer dialog w
ith Canon i9900 highlighted in the Printers list, click Next.
There are a few more, but obvious, steps and the driver will be installed. Also
apply the updates at Canon's site for the printer.
I've used this procedure for Windows 7 Home Premium 32 and 64 bit versions. Inte
restingly, Microsoft says Canon says the i9900 is not compatible with Win 7, whe
n actually Canon says it is. Although, come to thinkof it, the absence of easy-t
o-find instructions imposes a virtual incompatibility on two pretty good product
s.

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