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Install Drivers for Canon® Pixma iP1700 Printer

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What are the steps to be followed to install drivers for Canon Pixma iP1700 printer?

Printer driver is software program which acts as an intermediary between Operating System and printer. It allows higher-level programs to interact with your printer. Printer driver typically communicates with the device through the computer bus or communications sub system. You could also get plenty of third party printer software. The printer software provides much advanced and efficient interaction between your computer and the printer. With the help of printer software, you can make necessary edits on your photos, adjust color, paper orientation, print quality, etc. The basic role of the printer software in your computer is to provide necessary print support. You need to meet the system requirements of printer software in order to install it in your system. You can check the system requirements of printer software from manufacturer’s website.

Following points are about various tips for downloading, installing and configuring drivers for Canon Pixma iP1700 printer:

  • Get compatible driver
  • Install driver file
  • Points to keep in mind

Get compatible driver

Before going to download drivers, you need to find compatible drivers. The driver needs to satisfy the printer requirement and Operating System. First of all, you would check the printer details. You would get details of printer from the manual. You could also look for properties of printer b choosing printer from Printer and Faxes present in Control Panel. You would then open the browser. In that, you would enter the printer name along with drivers. Many websites would get opened. You would enter to the website. In that, you need to look for driver for your printer model and the Operating System. Then click ‘Download link’ there. You would save the file to secure place in system.

Install driver file

In order to configure driver file for proper working, you need to install the driver firstly. You would search for the driver file that you have downloaded. You would try to double click driver file. While opening file, you need to check the set-up file present in that folder. After finding that file, you need to click that. There would be an option for ‘Run’. You would click that. After agreeing the license, you would click the option for ‘Install’. All the driver files would get installed in the system. They would get configured to Operating System.

Points to keep in mind

There might be issues during installation of printer drivers. Some of the websites are not genuine. These websites would give corrupted or incorrect drivers. You would be very cautious about such issue. In order to avoid such risks, it is preferred to enter to genuine website. If there are viruses present in the system, they would cause the corruption of newly installed drivers. These threats would also cause problems in installation of driver files. You would try to use best antivirus and remove all such threats. If there is any old driver, try to remove them.

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