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Re: windows vista unable to install my canon pixma mp500
First download and install the latest drivers for Windows Vista. Then try connecting the printer.
The latest drivers can be obtained from:
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Your machine is compatible with Windows Vista. Uninstall whatever drivers you currently have installed, then download and install the drivers from this link. Be sure and also install the MP Navigator (listed under Software), which provides the scanner interface program.
To use it with Windows Vista, install the software for Windows Vista.
The Windows XP software for your product cannot be used under Windows Vista.
Easy-WebPrint and PhotoRecord do not support Windows Vista.
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista :
upgrading your OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, delete / uninstall
all the Windows XP software first; then, upgrade the OS to Windows
Vista and install Vista software. If you have already upgraded your computer's OS to Windows Vista :
Delete / uninstall Windows XP software before installing Windows Vista software. You can download from Driverscollection.com
This is the start of the fun with vista. I gives the error message "known compatibility issues" with any none MS software. It does give you the option to install anyway. Do this before plugging in the printer or vista will install it's own driver and it wont work. the software will tell you when it is safe to plug in the printer.