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21 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Canon i6500 Windows 7 Professional x64

Hi,

I want to install my Canon i6500 printer in Windows 7 Professional 64Bit, but I can't find any drivers in the internet. Has anyone had similar problems with this device?
Canon doesn't provide any fitting drivers...

Thanks for your help!

Greetings, Sepp


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21 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sepp welcome to the forums.

If your printer is anything like an old i320 I had it shouldn't need one, as Windows 7 is supposed to have a built in driver for it. If you haven't yet plug the printer in and it should be detected and 7 should install thee driver for it.

The only thing Canon has for it is an add-on module (select Windows 7 from the dropdown),

Canon Inkjet Printer Driver Add-On Module

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This product is a module that expands the functionality of the printer driver for Canon Inkjet printers as included in Windows Vista and 7.
I never installed it for mine, as I didn't see a need as the control panel for it that Windows installed had just about everything from the old XP control panel.
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23 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I've already tried the addon module with no success. The printer gets recognised by windows but it cannot install a driver for it. Perhaps I'll try the online driver search provided integrated in windows 7. But unfortunately the customers pc doesn't have any internet access yet... Is there a chance to solve my problem with a virtual machine emulating a xp pc like the XP mode coming with windows 7?
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