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Windows 7: Canon MP780 Driver Issue

04 Sep 2009   #11
DocBrown

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

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04 Sep 2009   #12
mtp

Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 , W7 ultimate x64
 
 
MP m780 on Xp Machine - print from networked W7 Machine

I had this same issue. I resoved it by connecting the MP780 to the windows 7 machine, installing the drivers, and then bringing the mp780 back to the xp machine.

Everything worked fine.

Mark
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05 Sep 2009   #13
jamesvdm

 

Thanks, I have tried that but it just goes off to Windows Update again to find the driver. I'll try it with another W7 computer on Monday.
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05 Sep 2009   #14
adamk

Windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem. I was able to use the printer and scanner when it is connected directly to my Windows 7 64-bit machine. However, when the printer is connected to my Windows Home Server and I connect to the remote printer, it fails using the Windows Update scan.

This doesn't happen on a Windows 7 32-bit machine.
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06 Sep 2009   #15
adamk

Windows 7
 
 

Here's a workaround:
1. Open the Devices and Printers folder.
2. Click on "Add a Printer".
3. Click "Add a local printer".
4. Select "Create a new port". The type of port should be "Local Port". Click Next.
5. Enter the remote print share name, e.g. "\\server\printer" and press Enter.
6. Select the Canon Inkjet MP780 Series driver.
7. Go through and finish adding the printer.
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07 Sep 2009   #16
jamesvdm

 

No go, tried this and it installs but nothing prints
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27 Oct 2009   #17
RTK

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Did you ever get your problem solved? I am having the same issue.
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27 Oct 2009   #18
jamesvdm

 

No sorry.
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27 Oct 2009   #19
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Some printers especially Canon ones require the printer itself to be connected and found by the system during driver and untility installation process. Means, during the driver install, it will try to locate the printer, if the printer is not located, you will get a notice, but the install will still complete, but you won't be able to print afterwards. The sequence of installing driver and detecting printer is all important.
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27 Oct 2009   #20
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

On the "sharing" computer, in the sharing tab, there should be a button you can click to supply additional drivers for computers that attempt to connect to the shared printer.
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