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Printer compatibility with XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by konadan, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. konadan

    konadan Thread Starter

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    I have a Canon Multipass C5000 printer. XP does not provide drivers for it. Canon does not have a XP driver for it. Can I run the printer under a different version of Windows (while in XP)?

    What I mean: If I right click a program icon, click properties and then click compatibility, I can get a program to run in another version of Windows. Can I do the same for printers?

    Any help is appreciated.

    konadan
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    You might try the W2K drivers if they are available. Can't hurt.
     
  3. konadan

    konadan Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the info. Canon doesn't make anything beyound Win 98 for the printer.
     
  4. Party Boy

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    Try www.printer-drivers.com

    I've found xp workable drivers for other older printers there

    login is
    username: drivers
    password: all
     
  5. konadan

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    Thanks for the info; I will try it!
     
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