If you’ve recently bought a brand new computer, and you’re having issues printing documents with your Canon printer or the printer cannot be recognized by your computer it is likely that you are having issues with an outdated or damaged Canon driver for your printer. Most of the time, an uninstall and reinstall of the program included with your printer will fix the issue. Sometimes, we forget to put away discs that we haven’t used them for a long time or the new printer is more advanced than the printer and requires a refresh with an upgraded driver.
Canon printer drivers work similar to other device driver. They’re a set of files that allow your device or accessories, like the printer to connect with the internal workings of the computer. In essence the term “driver” refers to an interface for your PC. Without a driver that is updated to support you Canon printer won’t work. Furthermore, it may create other problems for your PC too. When you press the print button and get the error warning, it’s recorded in the Windows Registry. As time passes the error logs pile over time and can cause your computer to be slow, applications to stop working, and your computer to be unable to operate properly. A crash isn’t an indication of a positive computer.
The only way to solve this issue is to update your Canon driver for your printer. You can do this by hand on your computer. However, if you access the Internet using Mozilla FireFox, you will be unable to download an updated driver directly from the Canon website since they don’t support that browser. If you do use an approved browser that Canon has on their website and you are able to download the driver, you’ll spend many hours comparing the specifications of your system download, unzipping and installing. But, even then, you won’t be sure whether the problem is with your Canon driver for printing or one from a different device interfering. The process of updating a driver that is perfectly functioning could cause a variety of issues. It’s an endless cycle.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to use the magic wand, and then POOF all of your Canon printer driver issues solved? Then look for the driver upgrade software. Instead of waving the wand, with this program, it’s just the click of a mouse. Once you have completed a scan using this software, you’ll be in a position to determine which drivers on your computer are not up-to-date and are most likely cause of your computer’s problems. It is then possible to choose which drivers you want to upgrade and which to keep. While it can take several hours to accomplish manually it can be done in a matter of minutes using drivers update programs.