Have you encountered a problem while connecting the Canon printer with your system? If yes, fret not. Don’t worry if you have lost your installation CD. This extensive guide will help all the tech-savvy regarding the Canon Printer installation.
You can install your printer without the software installation disk by directly connecting the Canon printer to your laptop. After that, carry out all the essential steps to complete the process. You can also download software from the website of Canon printer if you have an older version of a printer.
You need to carry out certain steps for how to install Canon printer on Mac and Windows with the USB cable. But if you don’t even have the USB cable, carry out these steps to download the software from the Canon’s website. For this, you just need internet access.
Step 1: Firstly open your printer manual, which has all the vital information regarding the model number, model name, software required etc. to install the Canon printer.
Step 2: Open web browser in your system and visit to Canon’s printer support site.
Step 3: Go to product type section and search your printer model or you can scroll through the available option to find your printer name.
Step 4: After finding, click on it.
Step 5: Tap on the “drivers and software” link.
Step 6: Then you will see the option of “Select Operating System”. Select your operating system by the drop-down list.
Step 7: Choose the version of your OS from the drop-down menu of “Select Operating System Version”.
Step 8: Hit on “Drivers” to choose the required driver.
Step 9: Read all the terms and conditions and click on “I agree being download”.
Step 10: A file explorer window will appear. Choose the destination where you want to save your software and tap on the save button.
Step 11: Now navigate to the downloaded software and double-click it.
Step 12: Follow all the installation steps to complete the connection of the Canon printer to the laptop.
Step 13: Run your printer and enjoy the high-end printing at home.
This method will clear all your doubt regarding how to install Canon printer on Windows and Mac.
Install Canon printer on Windows with the USB cable
Buy the USB cable from the market to continue the installation process if you don’t have one. Then perform these following steps to connect printer to your laptop.
Step 1: Plug in the printer’s USB cable to the laptop. It should be fit into one of the ports on the side of your laptop or on the front and back of the CPU box.
Step 2: You might need to connect the non USB end of the cable to the Canon printer.
Step 3: Turn on the printing by pressing its button. Wait for a minute or two before moving further.
Step 4: In most of the cases, simply turning the printer on after connecting it to the laptop prompts the installation process. If this happens, just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Step 5: If this doesn’t happen, click on the windows logo located at the bottom-left corner of the screen. This will open the start menu.
Step 6: Search for “Printers and Scanners” option by typing it into the start.
Step 7: Click on this option which you will find at the top of the start window.
Step 8: On the top of the “Printers and Scanners” section, press on the “Add a Printer” option.
Step 9: Select your printer name. “Printer’s installation window” will appear.
Step 10: Click on the option of “the printer that I want isn’t listed” if your printer name doesn’t appear.
Step 11: Pursue all the on-screen steps to complete the installation.
Step 12: Your printer is ready to work.
Install Canon printer on Mac with the USB cable
For install Canon printer on Mac, firstly you should ensure that your printer is compatible with the Mac. Check out the model number and name of the printer to know whether it is compatible with Mac or not. In spite of having a traditional USB port, most Mac computers have smaller USB-C ports. If this is the case with you, you should have a USB-to-USB-C adaptor that will connect Apple to the printer.
If the USB cable is small, make sure that the Canon printer and the Mac are placed near to each other.
Here the steps that need to be carried out for how to Install Canon printer on Mac
Step 1: Attach the printer’s USB cable to your computer. It should be inserted into one of the ports on the side of the system or on the back of the iMac display.
If you are using an adaptor, first attach the adaptor to the USB-C port and insert the cable in the USB adaptor.
Step 2: Push the printer’s turn on button to get it started.
Step 3: Press on the “install” button. Mac will automatically discover the Canon printer and decides whether it needs to be updated or not.
Step 4: You will get the update notification if you are installing the printer for the first time on the Mac.
Step 5: Follow all the steps to install the Canon printer on the Mac.
Step 6: Your Canon printer is installed successfully. Take out the print for the test.
Go through this elaborated guide carefully to know how to install Canon printer on Mac without CD. For any other query, you can contact the Canon printer support anytime.
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