How to Install Canon i560 Printer on Windows 7?
I recently got back my nearly a decade old printer from where I used to stay and I’m trying to see if it can still be used. So far, I’m currently stuck trying to install the printer on my computer that’s running on Windows 7. I plug it in on one of the usb ports, turned on the printer and Windows was able to detect it but couldn’t find a driver for it; So off I went online to find a solution to the problem.
No Driver Found on Canon’s Website
Yes, that’s true. I went to Canon and got to this page
No drivers available. It only has this.
This software is a module that expands the functionality of the printer driver for Canon Inkjet printers. Your printer must be installed via Microsoft Update before you download and use this module. By installing this software, you can use the printer driver to set up compensation and processing functions for image data such as photographs.
No Luck in Trying to Install a CAB file
In one of the forums, I read that you can download the Canon Driver for I560 via Windows Update manually.
I downloaded the one for X86 and it gave me this file [X86-all-4241_dcbebc85169860a96dbf8874331d2271347bd78f.cab]. However, I have no idea how to install it and the solution on using pkgmgr.exe doesn’t work for me either.
So what’s the next step?
Luckily I stumbled upon this thread on Microsoft Community where it details that the problem I’m facing now is because of Windows 7’s system restrictions. Here’s the actual message that I copied from that thread.
The actual problem is that Windows is set by default not to download drivers automatically from Windows Update, despite the fact that this is the “recommended” setting. If you set Windows to download drivers automatically then the printer installs automatically.
Canon do not provide this driver on their website. It is provided by MICROSOFT via Windows Update.
Click the Windows button and choose Control Panel.
Select “System and Security” then “System”.
Choose “Advanced System Settings”.
Choose the “Hardware” tab and click on the “Device Installation Settings” button.
Choose “Yes, do this automatically (recommended)”, then click on “Save changes”.
Now add the printer again and it should work.
I just tested this and confirmed that it works!
Till next time,