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nopeeking

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I am running xp pro. Someone just gave me an old printer. Not sure exactly how old. It's a Canon BJC 4300ex color bubble jet printer. It came with 3 floppies...

setup utility program disk
printer driver disk 1
printer driver disk 2

Instructions on the setup utility disk say:

"Insert this disk in drive A: (or B)
Type:
A: (or B) (ENTER)
Type:
INST (ENTER)"

I don't know if this is the proper way to install a printer with xp. I know the newer printers come with an installation disk.

I want to do this properly. Can someone talk me through it?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Start - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - Add new printer -

Step through the wizard (assume it will be a local printer) and select Canon, then scroll down to the 4300.

XP already has these drivers so the disks are probably not needed.
 
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For even better results go to Canon's website and download the drivers for the BJC2000. Mechanically, the 2000 is the same as the 4300...and they are much better drivers!
 
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Windows XP has a WEALTH of resources for drivers. Throw those driver disks away or toss them aside.

Turn off your computer, plug in your "old" printer. Power up your PC. Windows XP will load the correct drivers for your "old" printer and you'll be printing in no time....


In other words, just use the Windows XP default rivers.

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Thankyou all for your suggestions. I think I'll try first to let xp install the drivers. If that doesn't work, I'll try plan B and dload drivers from Canon. Sooooo glad I asked here first.

I'll let you know if it works.
 

nopeeking

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The wizard did not come up, although xp detected the printer. Must I now go through "add new hardware?"
 
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Start - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - Add new printer -

Step through and select Canon, then scroll down to the 4300.
 

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Thanks again for the clear instructions. I think everything went well. Now I just need to buy a new cartridge and try it out. I may be back...ya never know.
 
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