Install Canon® PIXMA Printer Driver
How to select, download, and install driver software for Canon PIXMA Printer in your computer?
Printer is an output device. It provides output in printing format. Canon PIXMA Printer offers modern printing technology. You need to install driver software for your Canon PIXMA Printer to get its performance. If your system does not contain any driver software, it would display "driver missing" error message. Therefore, you need to install driver software. In addition, driver software acts as the intermediate agent between the Canon PIXMA Printer and your system. Driver software updates also helps to increase the performance of printer. Update for the driver software of Canon PIXMA Printer is always available in the manufacturer’s website.
Some tips to select, download, and install drivers for Canon PIXMA Printer and things to keep in mind before installing driver software are:
- Identify the device
- Download from correct source
- Install Antivirus software
- Install compatible diver
Identify the device
In order to select compatible driver software, you need to specify the printer model number correctly. To identify the model number you need to open 'Device Manager'. 'Device Manager' displays all devices connected to your system. In order to open 'Device Manager' you need to open the 'Start' menu and select 'Run' option and type 'devmgmt.msc'. This would display the 'Device Manager'.
Download from correct source
You could download driver software for your Canon PIXMA Printer from Internet. Before downloading the driver software, you need to make sure that you are using correct site for downloading. It is better that you refer to the
manufacturer’s website. Canon printer manufacturers releases their product's driver software and publishes them on their website.
You could either use installation CD or Internet as the source for installing driver software. Before using both techniques, you need to install antivirus software. While accessing some sites there are chances of virus infection. Also before installing driver software from the installation CD, you need to scan the CD to detect any virus, if present.
Without a compatible driver, you would not get the performance of driver software. Therefore, you need to install latest compatible driver software. To get the compatible driver you need to specify the device name with its correct model number.
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