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  1. Al Perkins
    September 5, 2022 @ 6:05 pm

    In such cases you can break dependencies with OEM drivers and software and use Windows printing over TCP/IP. Make the printer IP static and reserved in the DHCP pool.
    Then set up a Win printer and selected TCP/IP printing from the dialogs.


  2. Catherine
    October 1, 2022 @ 10:18 am

    Thank you, this was the only site of many that was useful to set up the printer


  3. Steve
    October 1, 2022 @ 5:15 pm

    Thank you soooooooooo much!
    I was nearly tearing my hair out before I found this guide.
    Easy to follow – even if I had to follow it all the way to the very end.
    You are a hero. Thank you.


  4. Konrad
    October 2, 2022 @ 12:02 pm

    Hi that's not work fot cannon MG5150 :(


  5. markus
    November 7, 2022 @ 6:37 pm

    Thank you so much – when Canon let us down, you solved the problem!!! You're awesome


  6. Emma
    November 23, 2022 @ 8:39 pm

    Thank you – I was nearly at the point of having to buy a new printer. Your instructions worked a treat.


  7. Nestor
    December 10, 2022 @ 10:10 am

    Thank you very much. Followed the instructions and it worked perfectly.


  8. Chris in Wales
    December 10, 2022 @ 5:01 pm

    Thank you, good advice. Item 6 onwards worked. Canon really should make this simpler.


  9. Marta CzC
    December 26, 2022 @ 4:11 pm

    Thank you, it worked (with Windows 10 drivers)!!!


  10. David
    January 5, 2023 @ 3:11 am

    It worked! Thank you!!


  11. Ron
    January 9, 2023 @ 3:26 pm

    Thank you very much. I'm relieved to say this worked with the Windows 10 drivers.


  12. David
    January 16, 2023 @ 4:53 am

    Thank you so much for your help and tips. So grateful…… have been pulling my hair out and thinking my printer Canon iP10 is now obsolete. It now works on Windows 11 thanks to you. (* Canon iP 100)


  13. Fran
    February 3, 2023 @ 12:31 pm

    Thank you so much! I thought I would have to ditch my perfectly good printer, but this process worked at once.


  14. Thor Andersen
    February 4, 2023 @ 3:28 pm

    Thank you, step 1 install via Window update worked just perfect to install my Pixma MG6150 printer. Great instructions


  15. stuart
    February 12, 2023 @ 6:31 pm

    Thank you so much!
    The only guide that actually worked. You saved me having to buy a new printer.
    Thank you!


  16. David
    May 29, 2023 @ 4:35 pm

    This worked perfectly. Thank you soo much


    • Matt
      June 23, 2023 @ 1:19 pm

      Was steadily accepting the fact that I had to get a new printer when I gave myself one last try to come up with a solution. This led me to your post and now my ip4850 works like a charm. Thank you very much! 🙂


  17. Aaron J
    June 22, 2023 @ 7:00 am

    Your assuming there are Win 10 Drivers available. What happens when the only available drivers are Win 8 drivers?

    I have tried your process downloading said drivers for Win 8 and my Laptop still believes the printer is offline even after following all your steps???

    I am running Win 11 and I have a Canon MP 970 I use for priniting photos and no matter what I do I cant get any software or Updates to use with this printer.

    Win 11 does recognise it and Installs it and thats about as far as I get.


    • Lakonst2013
      June 23, 2023 @ 10:05 am

      Have you tried with the Window 8.1 (64bit) drivers?


  18. Robert
    July 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

    Thank you – brilliant advice. I managed to install a Canon ip4850 on Win11 using the Optional Updates method. If I had just followed Canon's instructions I would have had to pay for a new printer when mine is still working perfectly.


  19. Eibhir
    August 9, 2023 @ 1:58 pm

    Worked perfectly. Thank you. I hate when companies try to make stuff obsolete for no reason except to dump and replace it. So, up yours, Canon.


  20. Cariola
    November 9, 2023 @ 8:57 am

    Thank you! I'd done the Windows update but not done the advanced settings. And there it was!


  21. Sara Bourke
    December 2, 2023 @ 11:06 am

    You just saved me having to buy a new printer after getting a new laptop with Windows 11.

    Many thanks


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