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Windows 7: Canon MP730 Multi Function x86 x64 printer & scanner driver assistance


27 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Canon MP730 Multi Function x86 x64 printer & scanner driver assistance

I was curious if I could install a x86 printer/scanner driver on a x64 system?

I had to install the x64 driver through Microsoft Update. When I installed the software that controls the scanner the software says no scanner detected.

The software works fine in XP and I still see driver support in x86 Vista/7.

Since I installed the printer driver through MS update there is no uninstaller. If I wanted to uninstall it, do I go to Device Manager and delete the printer driver from there? How likely would 32-bit drivers work a 64-bit system?

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27 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You can go to device manager>properties>driver tab>install driver to install it.

As far as using a 32bit driver on a 64bit system I'm pretty sure it won't work.

Have you tried using the Cannon driver installer?
They have a listing under multifunction for the Smartbase Mp730 if this is the one your referring to.

Then again it doesn't say what OS it is for.
My impression of the site is that it first has you install their down-loader which will scan your system and then provide the correct driver.

I would give this a try if you haven't already.
http://www.official-drivers.com/installer/?seed=canon&gclid=CN_3tf2q2KwCFUhjTAodO2DIqw
Fabe
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28 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you for your reply.

How would you recommend I uninstall the driver I downloaded through MS Update? It was Canon's site that recommended that I download their driver through MS Update and now I don't know how to uninstall it because there is no uninstaller. Would I uninstall through Device Manager -> Imaging Devices -> Properties -> Uninstall? I remember in Windows XP there was a option box that would also delete the driver/file(s) from the system, that option is not available in Windows 7?

I will give official-drivers.com a try after I find a way to do a clean uninstall of MS's Canon printer drivers.

*edit* - OK, Smartbase MP730 drivers are basically the x86 European version of MultiPASS MP730 drivers.

Since Canon only decided to support the printer side I found a program, VueScan, that I read about here. Is VueScan a good solution? I don't mind paying as long as it works!
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29 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Glad you worked it out.
Thanks for posting back.
Fabe
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