Printer is a Canon LBP5100 with 32-bit driver only.
Can I install a 32-bit printer driver in XP mode and gain the full driver usage (auto duplex) then use the Windows 7 64-bit inbuilt driver whilst in Windows 7, or is the driver shared between Windows 7 and XP mode?
In other words can I use the same printer in (Windows 7 + XP mode) but use two different drivers 64-bit in Windows 7 and the 32-bit in XP mode?
I've been aware for about a week of my computer's seeming sudden inability to go to sleep. Slow learner that I am, I finally realized, okay, it was a week ago that I replaced my old HP printer with a Canon iP4820. Windows 7 will not always go to sleep - related to printer spooler??? describes a phenomenon I think I'm seeing. The computer is almost never asleep, and in fact a lot of the time the display is on, when it used to go dark.Is/could the Canon printer be the reason my computer fails to sleep so much lately? (looks like answer is yes) What can I do, without overly compromising printer function, to have it stop taking over my O/S so much?
I am running Windows 7 Pro x64. It detected up my Canon iP2600 printer and installed a Microsoft generic driver, but color photo prints are bad. So I went to Canon's web site, downloaded the Windows 7 x64 driver and ran the installer. It appears to have installed OK, but I wanted to verify the driver source and version.
To my surprise, when I opened the Properties sheet of the printer, I did not find the usual dialog box giving the option to update the printer, rollback, etc. I've looked in Device Manager, Devices and Printers, etc and do not see a dialog box for managing printer drivers.
Generally speaking, how does one install a new printer driver, or roll back to a previous driver?
I have a home network setup with 4 computers - 3 working computers and the 4th serving as a file server. One of these 3 working computers is a new one - i7, 920 with 6 Gb DDR3 1333 RAM and runs Windows XP Professional 64 bit OS (to be shortly replaced with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS - once I get my disc from Microsoft). All the other PC's run 32 bit Windows XP Professioal SP 3.
I have connected a Canon i560 to one of the working computers running 32 bit Windows XP Professional for a specific reason. Installation this printer as a sharetd printer on this computer was no problem using the accompanying CD. I am able to install the driver for this printer 2 of the other computers running 32 bit Windows XP Professional and hence I am able to print on this printer from any of those printers. So far so good.
The problem however is that when I try and install this printer on my new computer, it says that the driver is not compatible. I search the net for a 64 bit driver, and I did find one for Vista (its a zip file - 20mb) and it unzips and installs the Canon Easy Photo Print utility but I cannot (or do not know) how to use this as the driver for this printer.
Does anyone know how can I get this shared Canon i560 printer to be connected to this new PC of mine running 64 bit Windows XP Professional (soon to be replaced with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS)? The concern is that if I am having difficutly finding a driver for Windows XP Professiona 64 bit for this printer, can I expect the same difficulty in finding a driver for Windows 7 Professiona 64 bit for this printer too?
P.S. Surprisingly, I am able to connect to my new computer an even older Canon LBP660 printer locally connected to my file server computer using its driver for Windows 2000! Could physical distance be an issue?
I have an older Canon imageclass d761 printer.There are no 'official' x64 bit drivers on the Canon page.Is there any way to use this printer with Win7x64?A generic printer driver, or another model that is close?My other printer, a MX850, works fine (Canon had x64bit driver)..