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Windows 7: How to install several instances of the same printer

18 Oct 2012   #11
barend

Windows 7
 
 

Downloaded a different driver from the web mp68-win-mx880-1_0-ea24.exe which showed the functions in separate icons print & fax, and allowing me to add more instances of "printer" by just adding a new printer, LAN: now the MX880 shows up.


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18 Oct 2012   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barend View Post
Actually before SP1 I used the cd driver, now on installing a fresh W7 I couldn't find the disc so I used the W7 included driver.
So it may very well be a driver issue after all, as I noted over the years that hardware drivers included with Windows were sometimes very different.
Will check next weekend again (and continue looking for that darned CD -LOL-).
Thanks for all your help - as usual amazingly fast & helpful on this forum!
Mate you don't need that disk you just need to download the current and up to date driver/s form Canon Canon Global pick your country / area burrow down into support I can't read ?German so this is what I found on the UK site it takes a bit of rooting through the items but you will find the latest drivers mate. Good luck and let us know how you go.

PIXMA MX884

John
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19 Oct 2012   #13
barend

Windows 7
 
 

The Canon drivers as listed on their sites are broken up in several parts...
Possibly because it's an all-in-one.
Very complicated.
I prefer a one-has-all exe like the one I downloaded...

But I am very happy with the responses!
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19 Oct 2012   #14
hiltonclary

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

I usually print documents of same parameters. Thanks for sharing the information about the use of more than one parameter to print documents.

ink cartridges Ireland
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19 Oct 2012   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barend View Post
The Canon drivers as listed on their sites are broken up in several parts...
Possibly because it's an all-in-one.
Very complicated.
I prefer a one-has-all exe like the one I downloaded...

But I am very happy with the responses!
Hum well whenever I have had Canon printers (nearly always) I just download the driver for that particular model then install. the download includes every function of that device . So I can only suppose the drivers over there must be on a different system - shame because that would have solved your problem in one hit.

Never mind if you have it sorted but it certainly shows up a flaw in their system of back up and support.

I know that certainly softwares use regional versions or variables for example Kaspersky I loaded a machine with the security suite here then shipped it to my brother in England where it (much to my annoyance) is not able to be activated and therefore used there. To my cynical mind it isa money making way of doing business
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