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Windows 7: Driver needed for Canon LBP2900 printer

17 Jul 2009   #1
djb

vista
 
 
Driver needed for Canon LBP2900 printer

Hi All
Does anyone know where I can get a driver for the above printer that works on Windows 7 or is there a driver from another printer that can be used?
Many thanks
djb


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04 Aug 2009   #2
peter73

win 7
 
 
not a solution - but a workaround

to get my lbp2900 printer working i used the following workaround
- Installed virtualbox (maybe this is also possible in virtualpc)
- started a virtual winxp image
- virtualbox has a remote usb-bridge to connect to usb-devices not recognised by the host-system, configure the bridge to the printer
- install lbp2900 driver

To print from office/photoshop without installing those in the virtual image, on the host system print to pdf (pdfcreator) and print the pdf in the virtual image.

however i still hope canon releases their x64 lbp2900 driver soon!
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14 Oct 2009   #3
sonjicav

windows 7
 
 

@Peter73,

Would you mind explaining it little bit more? I have the same problem with drivers, I installed virtual box, but I don't know how to actually use it now... It recognized that Canon is connected via USB, but I don't know how to play drivers from CD..
Tnx a lot in advance..
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14 Oct 2009   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonjicav View Post
@Peter73,

Would you mind explaining it little bit more? I have the same problem with drivers, I installed virtual box, but I don't know how to actually use it now... It recognized that Canon is connected via USB, but I don't know how to play drivers from CD..
Tnx a lot in advance..
Might I suggest you send him a PM since it has been awhile since this was posted.Of course it was his only post but maybe by me bumping this (so to speak ) you might get some help. Or start your own thread. Help setting up vitrtual box ect. Fabe
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14 Oct 2009   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi sonjicav

Laser Shot LBP2900
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14 Oct 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

According to the Canon Europe website...

Quote:
Laser printer, multifunctional, fax and personal copier products:
Canon will support its laser printer, multifunctional, fax and personal copier products with Windows 7. Detailed information will be available closer to start of sales of Windows 7.
So far, they haven't released any drivers for your printer. You will have to keep checking their website for updates.
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15 Oct 2009   #7
sonjicav

windows 7
 
 

@the fabe, I'll probably send him a PM..

@theog, I've tried to find driver there, but there is no driver even for Vista 64-bit, but especially for win 7, as kegobeer said...We have to wait a little bit more..

The thing is I really need my printer to work now, and Peter73 obviously found some way to trick windows 7 with virtualbox
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15 Oct 2009   #8
djb

vista
 
 

Hi All. I managed to sort out the problem by installing the driver in compatibility mode. Go to the setup.exe file. Right click and select properties and left click on compatibility and install the driver using the recommended settings. My settings were install using Windows XP SP3 mode. Worked perfectly for me. I was then able to even use my other computer(laptop) wirelessly to print. I found this solution not long after I originally posted the problem and I meant to post the solution but I forgot. Sorry about that. Hope it works for you.
Cheers
djb
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15 Oct 2009   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Hey did you can click on the tringel on your post and check this as solved for others. Fabe
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16 Oct 2009   #10
sonjicav

windows 7
 
 

Nothing is working here... So or you guys are lying, or my computer is too stupid to understand what you are saying.. I'm installing XP now..
Tnx for all advices!
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