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Windows vista drivers

I just upgraded to Win. Vista, and have not been able to find drivers that are compatible with Vista. Canon says they have not and may not make them....are there any other options out there??

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  • drewdawg2 Dec 30, 2007

    i have a mf5550 and can't find the drivers for Vista OS

  • Randersen Jan 08, 2008

    need canon imageclass mf5550 printer driver for windows vista. Check everywhere I know to get a type of fix and no cigar. Hard to believe that they do not have one. Can someone help? Thanks.

  • Buddy 3rd Jan 09, 2008

    Same issue can not find a ImageClass MF5500 driver for Vista. Has anyone contacted Cannon?

  • Tallmdw Feb 17, 2008

    No print driver for Vista/Canon MF5550

  • drgwrrnut Aug 17, 2008

    same issue

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    I bought a new computer with Vista, found drivers on the factory sites for everything EXCEPT for my CFanon MF5500. Clearly, servicing customers is not Canon's priority. More clearly, this customer won't fatten their bottom line anymore, even if I believe they have a superior product. What good is it to own a limousine, if you can't find a driver?

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. Is there any fixes exist?

  • ninelvic Oct 27, 2008

    yeah, i have the same issue with ONE of my laptops. strangely enough, one of my toshiba laptops with vista (the older one) can easily print but a new one that i just got says that it can't find the driver. is it the different version of vista or did i get lucky with my old computer and somehow made it work?

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    same problem. Just called Canon support, in nutshell they said "Tough"!

  • fuck nicknam Feb 05, 2009

    I bought a new Vista operating system computer and now cannot use my Canon MF5500. I let the computer sit for a year because nothing worked. A year later I found drivers for most of my peripherials but not the Canon. I will never buy a new Micro Soft product for the first two years again and this is my last Cannon product. Patiently lookng for a driver.

  • BLNorthJr Mar 15, 2009

    I paid $500 for this Canon MF5550 Image Class multifunction machine. It still works fine, but Canon will not provide drivers for it to work with Windows Vista which is in all the new computers. This is unconscionable as Canon, like all of us, knows that Windows programs change every two/'three years. They know that they have abandoned us so we can not use the machine that we paid them for.THIS IS REALLY BAD FAITH. I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER CANON MACHINE IF THEY WILL NOT SUPPORT THEIR PRODUCTS.



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Cannon customer service is no good however i got this mf 5550 and had change to windows vista and im printing with no problem
i tried this better and it works
shut off your computer
disconnect the usb cable to the computer from the printer
a wait 5 minutes connect the usb cable tot he computer from your printer and turn your computer again.
this is what i had done with my desktop and laptop and luckily it works.
buying a cannon product is good but if you got some issue your on your own

Posted on Oct 22, 2008



Had the same issue. When I contacted Canon they stated that they are not devoting resources to creating new drivers for older hardware. Interestingly in talking to others with HP printers - it seems that much older printers seem to have new drivers that work with Vista.

After all of this I have decided to buy from a different manufacturer (HP) next time around.

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If cannon somehow can only have time to work on newer drivers and not concentrate on the imageCLASS MF5550 vista driver, I will never buy a cannon product again "ever"

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Called and emailed canon to complain. they said in email that they will let the "higher-ups" know my concerns but as of yet they have decided to not look into making vista drivers so they can concentrate on newer machines.

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Sadly if printer manufacturer doesnt support Vista then you are out of luck. Sometimes if a printer has a big userbase, for example design studios or printing firms. Then a 3rd party might produce unofficial drivers. I have had a look but cannot see anywhere that are offering Vista drivers.

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