If you’ve recently purchased a new computer and are having trouble printing documents to your Canon printer, or the printer simply is no longer recognized by your machine, then you are likely experiencing an out-of-date or corrupted Canon printer driver. Usually, a simple uninstall and reinstall of the software that came with your printer should rectify the problem. Sometimes, we misplace those discs after not needing them for years, or our new machine has technologically surpassed the printer and it simply needs to be refreshed via an updated driver.
Canon printer drivers are just like any other device drivers. They are a group of files that enable your hardware or accessories, in this case your printer, to interact with the inner workings of your computer. In a sense, a driver is a translator for your PC. Without an updated driver for your Canon printer, it simply will not work. In addition, it can cause other problems with your PC as well. Each time you press the print button and receive an error message, it is logged in your Windows Registry. Overtime, these error logs build up and cause your computer to run slow, for applications to hang, and even for your computer to crash. A crash is never a good sign.
The only way to remedy this problem is to update your Canon printer drivers. You can opt to do this manually through your machine. However, if you browse the Internet through Mozilla FireFox, you will be unable to download the updated driver directly through the Canon website as they do not support that browser. Even if you use an accepted browser on Canon’s website, you will spend a lot of time matching system specifications, downloading, unzipping, and installing. Even then, you can’t be totally sure if the issue is your Canon printer driver or one from another device interfering with it. Updating a perfectly good driver can cause numerous problems. It’s a vicious cycle.
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