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if canon has a windows 7 driver, go ahead and say yes. it is just saying that it doesn't recognize it and it may not be compatible. If there is no windows 7 driver, use the one for Vista. The ones that run on Vista are 99% running on 7. It's a great program. Make sure you download the correct bit though, either 7 32BIT or 64 BIT, this is important! (alternatively, use vista 32 or 64 if needed)
My Canon PIXMA MP500, purchased in mid-2006, came with the (then) ScanSoft OmniPage SE2 software on a CD. The PC had WinXP Installed. I had no use for the ScanSoft it so I made no effort to install it. Fast Forward: Two PC crashes later, July 2009. Using Win Vista Home Premium LOST, important WinWord document file, only a hard copy available. I tried to recover, scanning the "Xerox" copy. The SE Version of OmniPage was very complicated but I succeeded in producing a replacement *.doc file.
It appears that newer editions of WinVista contain the right printer drivers for this Canon Model.
You can use the C555 as a printer only with Windows Vista if you use an emulation driver. That is, you tell the computer that it's printing to a different model printer (Canon BJC-4300), and the C555 will work if you put it in Printer mode. The other catch is that you must use a parallel port and cable for this to work.
Full instructions are here. Type "windows vista" in the Search window and click Search. Then click on the link "Does my product support Windows Vista?".
How do I install the downloaded driver and software?
If you have upgraded to Windows Vista™ from another Windows version or have installed drivers and application software from a previous Windows version, the previous driver and application software must be uninstalled prior to installing the Windows Vista™ drivers and application programs. Uninstallation instructions
Prior to installing the driver software, power off the printer and do not turn it back on until instructed to do so during the installation.