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Canon is considered to be one of the best known producers of cameras, computer printers, and photocopiers in the world. The company started to operate in August 1937 in Tokyo. Nowadays the company benefits from a long line of office products that include analog and digital copiers as well as digital multifunctional devices. Apart from producing digital cameras, digital copiers, and facsimile systems, Canon manufactures peripheral devices designed for PC and laptop computer systems such as printers, scanners and imaging units. Download the latest Canon drivers with Driver Detective.
Before any device (i.e. printer, scanner or camera) can be used, a user should know that canon products need specific device drivers detected and installed by the operating system (i.e. Windows XP, Vista, Linux). These device drivers are used as a communication way between the computer operating system, the software applications, the hardware installed in the computer and the Canon device.
Canon drivers modify the instructions and requests that you make when using a software applications (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Photoshop, FireFox) to a language understandable to the hardware device. Then the device follows the instructions of the driver, i.e. prints pages, downloads images from the camera or otherwise completes the task you have asked of the device.
Canon drivers are characterized as device-specific in other words a driver for one certain product will not work with other models of the same product brand. Thus, before installing the device the operating system will also determine the specific driver.
It happens so that some problem can arise when using different Canon products; it is connected with the incorrect or incompatible device drivers instalment. These problems include:
* the version of the device driver is not compatible with the operating system, especially if it concerns Windows Vista.
* the operating system cannot find correct drivers for the Canon device despite installing the drivers found in the installation discs provided with the computer or device.
* inaccurate print outs (red and green lines, gaps between printed characters or images, poor print quality, and so on).
In order not to spend precious time use driver utility programs that are available from the Internet. Such programs can be a good helping hand in updating and installing the correct drivers needed to the PC or laptop and moreover it will save time as these applications search out the most current driver available from the manufacturer.