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Windows 7: Canon MP780 Driver Issue

03 Sep 2009   #1

 
Canon MP780 Driver Issue

Hey,

Just after some help with the MP780 on 7 x64.

The printer is plugged in via USB to another machine on the network. On the 7 machine I am running through the add printer wizard, which finds the printer and looks for drivers.

The first problem is that it can't find the MP780 drivers on Windows Update, which I think it should.

After it fails there, it asks to find the inf manually. I have downloaded the drivers from the Canon Australia website but that's just an installer. I have also downloaded drivers from other random driver sites but it just gives me fax and scan infs, nothing else.

Any ideas for me?

Cheers

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03 Sep 2009   #2

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

OK if you can install this it might work - make sure the driver package is unzippped to a folder - or just select the setup.exe file and do the following if it wont unzip - this resolves an OS mismatch when the driver wont install on Windows 7

To install a driver OR program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with vista/xp etc - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.

Driver page v6.20 - to download firstly click on the file, go to nxt page then - under disclaimer is download - select "i have read the instructions etc" then select download -in "red" and then click save
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If that doesnt work try installing it thru device manager and pointing to the folder the driver is unzipped to.


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03 Sep 2009   #3

 

Hey

I think you misunderstood.

The printer is not connected to this machine, so device manager won't be of use.

The setup program only looks for local printers, so it won't work here.

Thanks anyway.
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03 Sep 2009   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Can you move the printer to the Windows 7 x64 machine long enough to install it as a local printer to find the drivers ? Then move it back to the other machine & look for it on the network ?

" Doc "
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04 Sep 2009   #5

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

follow what doc has to say (srry half a sleep) i was going to take a break shall do now
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04 Sep 2009   #6

 

Nice thought, I'll try it.
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04 Sep 2009   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Just thought of something else !!!
What machine is the printer connected to ?

x32 non-Windows 7 ??

I had a problem networking my x64 box to a xp x32 box with an older epson printer
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04 Sep 2009   #8

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Here is a link to the canon site for installing from wxp cdrom and the path to use to the info file -this might work the same on Windows 7

Is print sharing possible?
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04 Sep 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
x32 non-Windows 7 ??
correct. x86 xp
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04 Sep 2009   #10

 

I tried the 'plug in via USB first then try to install over network' with no success, it still heads over to Windows Update and fails I will have to update the printer server to 7 I think.
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