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I have a 2 year old Canon PIXMA MP170that I was using with my Dell computer and Windows XP.I have replaced the Dell with a new HP and Windows VISTA operating system. Windows says, "Canon Inkjet Printer has a known compatability issue with this version of Windows and might not run as expected. For more information, contact Canon."

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Yes, your printer is compatible with Windows Vista as shown on Canon Website. Download the drivers from the link below from canon:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=334&modelid=11731&default_os=windows_vista

That shall solve your problem, since drivers are from canon.

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Thanks & Best of luck my friend...

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Hi,
Some particular model of printers have been giving consistent compatiblity problems with the Vista.
I need some basic information to better help you out, when you plug in the printer to the computer is the same detected, are you getting an error when installing the printer, or during printing.
Guys below have given you the link for downloading the vista driver, is it giving you the same problem still.

Following are the downloading and installation instructions .Only download the driver
http://tinyurl.com/5jq7dc

Thanks
Proton

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You need to install the updated driver for the driver that supports vista check this link http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/PRINTER/CANON/Canon-PIXMA-MP170-MP-Drivers-Vista64-110.shtml

Hope that helps.........

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You are right it was issue previously. However Canon has released new Vista driver which resolved the issue. You may obtain the driver from following link free of charge
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=11731#DownloadDetailAct

Select the operating system and download it. After installation it will work great. Please post if you need further assistance.

Good Luck

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Here is the driver download page at Canon.com: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=11731

Canon's support website also says to update drivers in this situation.

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Greetings,

Visit Canon's website for an updated VISTA driver for your printer.

Keep us posted and thank you for using our service.
FixYa for all your troubleshooting needs.

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Reinstall the printer driver again.

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