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Canon MP500 all in one printer is not compatible with Windows Vista. Is there a solution for this problem, or do I need to buy a different printer?

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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.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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This product can be used with Windows Vista.

  • To use it with Windows Vista, you must install the driver software for Windows Vista.
  • The Windows XP drivers 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 :
Before upgrading your OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, delete / uninstall all the Windows XP driver software first; then, upgrade the OS to Windows Vista and install Vista driver software.
If you have already upgraded your computer's OS to Windows Vista :
Delete / uninstall the Windows XP drivers before installing Vista drivers.
Software for Windows Vista
How to confirm the types of software CD-ROM
  • The supporting software versions vary depending on the types of software CD-ROM.
  • To distinguish the type of your CD-ROM (A / B / C), check the descriptions of [ 1 ] and [ 2 ]. (Refer to the illustrations below.)
  • The illustrations below shows the CD-ROMs for the MP500. The model name and background color vary depending on the printer model.

The description of [1]:
  • CD-ROM A: The model name you are using
  • CD-ROM B: "Setup CD-ROM for Microsoft Windows Vista"
  • CD-ROM C: The model name you are using

The description of [2]:
  • CD-ROM A: 2.0 or later
  • CD-ROM B: 1.0
  • CD-ROM C: 1.x

Canon MP500 all in one printer is not compatible - cd_vol_1usedition.jpg



cd_vol_3usedition.jpg


MP Drivers

  • Since the printer driver and WIA driver for this machine are pre-installed in Windows Vista, you can use it as a printer or scanner just by connecting it to your Windows Vista computer.
  • However, printing and scanning may not be performed correctly under this condition.
  • In such a case, install MP Drivers for Windows Vista.

If you have CD-ROM A:

  • You can install the MP Drivers that support both versions of Windows Vista (32 bit / 64 bit).

If you have CD-ROM B:

  • You can install only the MP Drivers for Windows Vista 32 bit version.
  • However, you can download/install the software for Windows Vista 64 bit version from the Canon WEB page.

If your CD-ROM is "C" or you do not have any CD-ROMs:

  • Download/install the MP Drivers each for Windows Vista 32 bit / 64 bit from the Canon WEB page.
You can confirm whether the OS of your computer is Windows Vista 32 bit version or 64 bit version; click System in Control Panel of Windows Vista to see System type.

MP Navigator / IJ Network Driver / IJ Network Tool / Easy-PhotoPrint
The software you can use varies depending on the machine you are using.
If you have CD-ROM A:
  • You can install the software that supports both versions of Windows Vista (32 bit / 64 bit).

If you have CD-ROM B:

  • You can install only the software for Windows Vista 32 bit version.
  • However, you can download/install the software for Windows Vista 64 bit version from the Canon WEB page.
If your CD-ROM is "C" or you do not have any CD-ROMs:
  • Download/install the software each for Windows Vista 32 bit / 64 bit from the Canon WEB page.
You can confirm whether the OS of your computer is Windows Vista 32 bit version or 64 bit version; click System in Control Panel of Windows Vista to see System type.
PhotoStudio / Presto! PageManager NOTE: The manufacturers do not guarantee the operation under Windows Vista.
The software you can use varies depending on the machine you are using.
If you have CD-ROM A:
  • After installing the CD-ROM, confirm the Windows Vista support in each application manufacturer's web site, then follow the instruction they provide.
  • For how to install the software for Windows Vista from the CD-ROM, see the information at the bottom of this page.
If you have CD-ROM C:
  • After installing the software from the CD-ROM, confirm the Windows Vista support in each application manufacturer's web site, then follow the instruction they provide.
  • For how to install the software for Windows Vista from the CD-ROM, see the link at the bottom of this page.
If you do not have any CD-ROMs:
If the software has already been installed, confirm the Windows Vista support in each application manufacturer's web site, then follow the instruction they provide.
Application
Manufacturer
Homepage
Photostudio ArcSoft www.arcsoft.com Presto!PageManager NewSoft global.newsoftinc.com

Nuance OmniPage SE
Before attempting to install OmniPage SE, please visit the Nuance website to acquire the OmniPage SE update that allows Windows Vista support with this application. Then carefully follow the installation instructions provided.
NOTE: This update is only compatible with OmniPage SE 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0.

Application Name
Manufacturer
Homepage
OmniPage SE Nuance www.nuance.com/vista/omnipage/canon To download the software for Windows Vista 32 bit / 64 bit, click the Canon MP500 all in one printer is not compatible - driver_download_link.jpgink in the Downloads section of the product support page.
driver_download_link.jpg NOTE:
  • The Windows XP software cannot be used under Windows Vista.
  • Before upgrading your OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, delete 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 Windows XP software before installing Windows Vista software, if any.
How to confirm the version of Windows Vista (32 bit / 64 bit)
To chCanon MP500 all in one printer is not compatible - vistaversion1.jpgf the Windows Vista you are using (32 bit / 64 bit), follow the procedure below.
1. Click Control Panel iCanon MP500 all in one printer is not compatible - vistaversion2.jpg
2. Click System and Maintenance.
Memo: In "Classic" display, click System. 3. Click System.
vistaversion3.jpg 4. The basic information about your computer is displayed. Check the version shown in System type.
vistaversion4.jpg

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  • To use it with Windows Vista, you must install the driver software for Windows Vista.
  • The Windows XP drivers 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 :
Before upgrading your OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, delete / uninstall all the Windows XP driver software first; then, upgrade the OS to Windows Vista and install Vista driver software.
If you have already upgraded your computer's OS to Windows Vista :
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3. click Programs
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5. browse to the program's setup file, usually called Setup.exe, Install.exe, or something similar. The wizard is not designed to work on programs that have an .msi file name extension.

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