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Compatibility with Vista, or are drivers available.

My son has offered me his Canon BJC-80 printer to replace my faulty Lexmark one, but I don`t know whether it is compatible with Windows Vista, as he used it with XP. Any help? Thanks.

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By looking at the table in this link, supposely this printer works fine as plug n play to your vista...no driver installation is needed....

hope this will help ; )

http://support-my.canon-asia.com/index.jsp?fuseaction=support&prod_type=vista_list

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the only driver available for this old machine are for are for win 95/98/me. you can try one of these or let windows use the generic drivers built into windows.
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I have canon BJC-80v bat I don have a driver. I weel downloads


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The PC Card slot provides access to the laptop's data bus, and the PC Card adapter easily sets up as a native LPT port within almost any OS.

There is no delay, or connection problems as I've seen in so many complaints about USB to Parallel or Legacy Serial adapters. Printing is Instant.

PCMCIA is a mature standard, and works seamlessly with XP and Vista, and almost any other OS.

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INFRARED is ver 1.0 on the BJC-80, and printing is a bit slower at 115.2 kbps. Even the BJC-85 with its higher IRDA transfer rating and a laptop's built-in IR port, the XP print spooler has problems with it, and can hang if printing more than one page, and especially with more than one document. It will not scan.

I use IR for printing single pages only with either the BJC-80 or BJC-85.
USB to IRDA adapters work fine, and are less expensive $5-6 than
PCMCIA to Parallel adapters, $20-25.

I have tested and used several PCMCIA adapters from different manufacturers, and they all work perfectly as a hot-pluggable, instant LPT and/or Legacy Serial port for my laptops.
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After installing the PC Card driver, check Device Manager for the LPT port number.
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Most laptops have two PCMCIA slots. If you change slots, the adapter card driver may reinstall, and assign the next available LPT port, LPT2.

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The PC Card adapter also allows the use of the IS-12 scanner cartridge within XP or Vista.
Within Vista, set the Canon ISScan software to run in Windows 98 compatibility mode, to allow use of the TWAIN driver.

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Try installing the latest driver: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=230&modelid=7998

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