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Windows 7: Can not find printer driver - Canon Pixma iP3000

25 Feb 2010   #11

Win 7 & Win XP

Thanks to all that posted here I now have my iP3000 installed on my Win 7 PC as well as accessible over the network on a Win XP PC. I add for future readers my method.

To connect a Canon iP3000 on an Win XP PC to a Win 7 PC on the network, download the XP 64 bit driver, and extract to a 'Canon' folder with the XP 64 bit files to the Win 7 desktop. Go to Start Button (on the Win 7 PC) - Devices & Printers, and click add a new printer. Click Network Printer. When the the printer is shown on the Win XP PC, select it and wait for windows to say it can't find the driver. Click OK and browse to the Canon folder on the Win 7 desktop. It will then find the .inf file it needs and install the necessary files to access the printer from the Win 7 PC.

Installing the iP3000 directly to a Windows 7 PC via USB. Turn the PC and the printer off. Boot the PC to the desktop. Connect the printers USB cable to the PC and power on the printer. Win 7 will then detect the printer and install the necessary files.

Hope this is of use.

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20 Mar 2010   #12

windows 7 64

@jtechit thanks man you are the best I ve been searching the net for a couple of hours to find an answer.
I have an canon MP750 multifunctional ,the drivers that canon has for win 7 they dont say for 64 bit only recognized the scanner ,I found some drivers for vista 64 but did not work could not find port or smthing.
I have installed Canon Inkjet Printer Driver Add-On Module I dont know if that helped or not .but the drivers for winxp 64 ,win 7 updated the driver like a charm
thank you
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20 Mar 2010   #13


I have a Pixma iP5000 and the standard W7 driver works fine. I also downloaded the add-on driver and I'm not sure it's installed. It shows on PRINTER (admin tools) but not on Device Manager.
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23 Mar 2010   #14

win 7 64bit ultimate

Thanks tchur you are a star, I've been struggling with this for weeks. Reading your instructions had it sorted within 10 mins
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24 Mar 2010   #15

Win 7 & Win XP

Glad to be of help. It's usually me screaming for help. I offered the instructions to Canon to put on their website, but I had a reply saying they don't support this setup! As the drivers come with Win7, I think they would rather we bought more up to date printers.
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07 May 2010   #16

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoCoSD View Post
I bought a new laptop and it came with Windows 7 Premium. I have a Canon Pixma ip3000 printer. I have looked everywhere.
My printer is not listed. I tried the trick of choosing USB virtual port and then searching for the latest printers. It still wasn't there.

I have the install disk, does not work.

I downloaded Vista64 bit driver for the ip3000 and it works fine with win 7.
I had previously downloaded the ''add on'' for win 7. I don't know if that had anything to do with it as well.
Anyway the printer is finally working after 3 days of constant attempts.
NB I also had to run Canon My Printer, so it may have just been the USB take up.
Any way have a go.
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09 May 2010   #17

Windows 7

I had problems also, but called Canon and ask for top level of support and they helped me, unfortantely I cannot find my cheat sheet on the install. I would suggest you call Cano until you get an answer, you may have to be aggressive, 1-800-828-4040. I think it is supposed to be $10 a call, but I think they comped mine.
Try This
Control Panel
Devices and Printers
Adda a Printer
Add a local Printer (Here it says Windows will find a USB Printer, but we know it doesn't.)
Choose a Printer Port (Here you are on your own Try until something works)
Pick Cano an Canon Inkjet PIXMA iP3000
Good Luck but I still recommedned bugging Canon until you get an answer, they are the ones that got mine working.
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22 Jun 2010   #18

windows 7

I had the same problem...
I went into control panel -> updates > then check for updates and it found the driver... i installed it and it worked :)
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02 Aug 2010   #19

Windows 7
Windows seven settings - no driver update

I bought a new laptop and it came with Windows 7 Premium. I have a Canon Pixma ip3000 printer. I have looked everywhere.
My printer is not listed. I tried the trick of choosing USB virtual port and then searching for the latest printers. It still wasn't there.

I had the same problem and found that my settings for windows 7 had a tick mark "never allow windows update to install driver updates" or something like that. Go to the "printers and other units" which pop up when pressing the windows start botton. A screen with the units appear with a marking describing their status. At the top of the screen there is an error finder. Use it and it will tell you that your settings does not allow windows update to search for drivers. Change the setting and start error finding again. Now windows 7 will download the driver and you in business. Good luck
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05 Mar 2011   #20

Windows 7

Thanks dmakinov. After everything else listed failed, the Windows Update suggestion solved it. I checked only the Canon update and unchecked everything else (to save time). I followed these instructions for Windows Update

However, I ran into one small roadblock -- Windows Update wouldn't run and I got an error 80072f8f. I had to fix the date/time and that let me do everything and it worked!

Windows Update error 80072f8f

Well, so anyway I got this to work. Thanks Microsoft for making it so difficult! You'd think getting a 3 year old printer to work shouldn't require an update. 3 hours of my life down the drain
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