Canon periodically releases the latest and upgraded driver version for all its printing devices. These updates come along with new features and advanced facilities that can help you to fix random bugs and errors.
Since the printer drivers help to maintain communication between the printer and Operating systems, you always need to keep them updated. Now, if you are unaware of how to update Canon Pixma Drivers, then you can have a quick look at the guide provided below.
Here, you will get the simple procedures that can help you to update the printer drivers to keep your Canon printer functional. So, let’s start.
You can update the Canon Pixma drivers in two ways; either by updating the Windows Operating System or by navigating to the manufacturer’s website directly. Now, perform the methods described below to update the drivers for Canon Pixma.
To perform this through Windows update, you can take a glance at the steps given below:
First of all, log into the system, where you have installed the current drivers, with proper printer connection. Here, you need to use an account that has the local administrator access to the server or computer.
Afterward, navigate to the Start menu and type “windows updates” in the search bar. Next, click on the ‘Windows Update’ option showing as the search result. Now, tap on the ‘Check for updates’ button. Afterward, tap on the ‘Optional updates are available’ option.
Now, it will start to search for the available updates. If it finds the latest ewer version, then it will download that automatically. Check the box next to the Canon driver and tap on the OK button.
Afterward, tap on the ‘Install updates’ option and complete the installation process by following the on-screen prompts. Once the installation process completes, you can restart the computer to apply the changes.
To update the Canon Pixma printer from the Canon’s website, you can perform the steps provided below:
First, log in to the system, verify the connection and check if the system has a pre-installed printer driver. Afterward, navigate to the ‘Support & Drivers’ page of the Canon printer.
Go to the search bar of the ‘Support & Drivers’ page and type the model number of the Canon printer you are using. Hit the Enter key from the keyboard to proceed.
It will open a list based on the input data for all the models of Pixma printers. Usually, after entering the model number, the result appears at the top. Tap on the ‘Drivers & Software’ button under the model number of your Canon printer.
Alternatively, you can also go to the ‘Browse by Product Type’ section to search for the printer model. After choosing the type of product, you need to enter the product name and product series in a specific field.
It will open a list of matching models. Tap on the ‘Drivers & Software’ option for the appropriate model number. Afterward, you have to click on the drop-down button of the Operating System and choose the OS you are using.
If you are using 64-bit Operating System, then click on the ‘x64’ option. Else, you can click on the ‘x32’ option.
If you are not sure about this, then you can get the information through the Start menu. Then, right-click on the ‘Computer’, and choose the ‘Properties’ option from the list.
Afterward, click on the Drivers link. Now, choose the appropriate driver from the list that is arranged in chronological order by date. You can read all the descriptions by clicking on the ‘+’ sign.
Usually, the filenames of the driver start with ‘PCL6’ or ‘PCL5’. You can select the PCL6 driver in case there is a more former software installed on the system. But, if your printer faces any abrupt problem then you can choose the ‘Generic’ printer driver.
Read the terms and conditions thoroughly and check the ‘I agree’ box to start the downloading process. Click twice on the installer and complete the process by performing the on-screen guidance.
If the Driver Installer file contains an installation wizard, then simply follow the on-screen instructions. But, if it contains a zip file, then you have to extract the zip files to save it in a subfolder. Afterward, install it manually.
Now, go to the Start menu and navigate to the ‘Devices and Printers’ category. Search for the Canon printer by scrolling down the list of installed programs.
Once you get that, right-click on the Canon printer and choose the ‘Printer Properties’ option from the list. Navigate to the Advanced tab and tap on the ‘New Driver’ button. Tap on the Next button and then click on the ‘Have Disk’ option.
Next, click on the ‘Browse’ button and go to the location where you have saved the driver file. Right-click on it and select the ‘Open’ option from the list. Lastly, complete the updating process by following the on-screen instruction.
In the above guide, we have described the steps that can help you to update the Canon Pixma drivers easily. We recommend not to download the driver from any third-party website as it may contain viruses or malware.
In addition, if you have any doubts or queries, then you can share that through the comment section given at the end of this post.
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