Printer Drivers for Canon® PIXMA iP1500
Do you own a Canon PIXMA iP1500? Find out how to install drivers for them.
All hardware devices connected to a computer require drivers to function. Drivers help the hardware understand what commands are given by the OS so that the required functions can be invoked. Drivers also play an important role in the OS understanding the results produced by the hardware. Drivers for external devices are provided by the manufacturer with the product disc of the device. If your Canon PIXMA iP1500 printer did not come with a product disc, then the drivers would have to be downloaded. Users must make sure that the drivers being downloaded are of the latest type. As there are very large numbers of Canon printers, special care has to be taken to ensure that the drivers are of the particular specification. After downloading the drivers, users are advised to install the drivers when the system is in the safe mode if the system. This would ensure that the driver installation would be clean and without any errors. Once the driver installation has been completed users must also reboot the system before using the printers.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding points to keep in mind before installing drivers for Canon PIXMA iP1500:
- Check authenticity of driver
- Remove malware
- Create backup and restore point
Check authenticity of driver
When installing drivers for Canon PIXMA iP1500 printers, users are advised to check the authenticity of the drivers before installation. Third party drivers must be never installed on the system as they may have malware that would also get installed with the drivers. Users must cross check the details of the driver at hand and those on the official website of the manufacturer to confirm authenticity.
Before starting with the installation of Canon PIXMA iP1500 printer drivers, users must verify that all malware have been removed from the system. Even small traces of malware should be removed so that they would not interfere with the driver installation underway. Some complex malware can also modify the drivers and cause malfunction of the printers. An updated antivirus program must be used for this purpose.
All users installing drivers for Canon PIXMA iP1500 printer are suggested to create backup of all data on the system prior to the driver install. This must be done so that in case some issues do come up with the system and the data on the hard disk becomes inaccessible, the backup medium can be used to access all of the using another machine. It is also advisable that users create a restore point before driver installation.
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