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Installing the Driver/Software Via Network for Windows

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Installation Preparations and Precautions

This explains the preparations for installing the MF driver and software correctly, and precautions to take when installing.

Installation Preparations

Before installing the MF driver and MF Scan Utility, complete the following operations.

Device Settings

Set the following items with the [System Management Settings] menu ⋗ [PDL Selection (Plug and Play)] of the device.

- Connection method with the device (network or USB)

- Page description language (set to match the driver you are using)

For details about the setting menus, refer to the manual of the device.

Acquire the installer

You can acquire the installer by any of the following means.

- Download from the web site (http://www.canon.com/) (32-bit or 64-bit version)

- Supplied DVD-ROM

In some cases, the installer may be provided on a CD-ROM. If you use a CD-ROM, read CD-ROM for DVD-ROM in the explanations of the manual.

About Installation

Select the most appropriate installation method after checking the installation overview.

Precautions to Be Taken When Installing

Take care of the following items when installing.

If a screen requiring you to allow changes to the computer is displayed, allow the changes.
If one of the following conditions is met, you may not be able to install the MF driver. If so, install the MF driver after logging on as a local user belonging to a group with Administrator privileges.

- An environment in which communication between the domain controller and client operating system is not possible.

- You are logged onto a client computer as a domain user belonging to a group with Administrator privileges.

Confirm the status of the user account you are logged on in [Computer Management] ⋗ [Local Users and Groups] ⋗ [Groups].

If a Windows Security screen indicating that the publisher of the driver cannot by verified is displayed, allow installation.
When acquiring driver information using the Canon Driver Information Assist Service, if a warning regarding removing Windows Firewall blocking is displayed, remove the block.
If the software installation fails, try reinstalling after quitting all other applications. If it still fails, temporarily uninstall, restart the computer, and try reinstalling.
If you cannot use the software after updating the operating system, uninstall the software, then reinstall it.
If you have installed other software while running the MF Scan Utility, it is not automatically registered in the MF Scan Utility. In this case, manually register software installed afterward in the MF Scan Utility.
When installing the MF driver, a Product Extended Survey Program is also installed. The Product Extended Survey Program is a program that automatically sends to Canon information relating to the usage state of the device every month for ten years. However, personal information and information other than for the above purposes is not sent. Also, you can disable automatic sending of information or uninstall the program at any time. If you want to turn off automatic sending, log on with an Administrator account, display [Programs and Features] or [Add or remove programs] → select [Canon Laser Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program] → click [Change] and set in Windows.

[Easy Installation] From the DVD-ROM

This explains the procedure for automatically searching for a device on a network and installing with [Easy Installation] from the supplied DVD-ROM.

In this procedure, as well as the MF driver, standard software and the electronic manual are installed.

Prerequisites

Confirm that the following conditions are satisfied. Complete the preparation operations.

System Requirements System Requirements (Driver)
A TCP/IP Network Environment

If you do not know the network environment you are using, check with your network administrator.

The device must be in the same subnet as the computer you are using.
"Installation Preparations and Precautions"
When starting the computer, log on as a member of Administrators.
[Desktop] screen display (when using Windows 8.1/Server 2012/Server 2012 R2)

Procedure

1. Set the DVD-ROM in the computer → click [Easy Installation].

If the DVD-ROM menu is not displayed:

In the following procedure, start the installer. For the DVD-ROM drive name, enter "D:."

If a message prompting you to insert a DVD-ROM is displayed or if Windows Explorer is displayed: Execute [MInst.exe].
If nothing is displayed: [Run] ⋗ enter [D:\MInst.exe] ⋗ execute [MInst.exe].

2. If the [Select the Type of Connection] screen is displayed, select [Network Connection] → click [Next].

3. Click [Install].

4. Read the license agreement → click [Yes].

5. Click [Next].

6. Select the device you are using → click [Next].

Caution

If the device is not displayed in [Device List], check the connection state between the computer and device and the IP address settings, and click [Update Device List]. If the device is still not displayed, click [Search by IP Address] → enter the IP address of the device → click [OK]. For the IP address confirmation method, refer to the manual of the device.

7. Check the settings → click [Start].

8. Install the software according to the instructions on the screen.

9. Eject the DVD-ROM, select [Restart Computer Now (Recommended)], and click [Restart].

If installed correctly, an MF driver or software icon is displayed in the locations shown next. If the icon is not displayed, uninstall the MF driver or software and reinstall it.

For a printer driver or fax driver:

Windows Control Panel ⋗ [Devices and Printers].

For a scanner driver:

Windows Control Panel ⋗ [Scanners and Cameras].

For MF Scan Utility:

- When using Windows 10:

Start menu ⋗ List of apps

- When using a version other than Windows 10:

[Start] menu ⋗ App or program list ⋗ [Canon] folder ⋗ [MF Scan Utility] folder

For other software or electronic manuals:

Taskbar or [Desktop] screen

[Custom Installation] From the DVD-ROM

This explains the procedure for automatically searching for a device on a network and installing with [Custom Installation] from the supplied DVD-ROM. With this procedure, you can specify which software and manuals you want to install.

Prerequisites

Confirm that the following conditions are satisfied. Complete the preparation operations.

System Requirements System Requirements (Driver)
A TCP/IP Network Environment

If you do not know the network environment you are using, check with your network administrator.

The device must be in the same subnet as the computer you are using.
"Installation Preparations and Precautions"
When starting the computer, log on as a member of Administrators.
[Desktop] screen display (when using Windows 8.1/Server 2012/Server 2012 R2)

Procedure

1. Set the DVD-ROM in the computer → click [Custom Installation].

If the DVD-ROM menu is not displayed:

In the following procedure, start the installer. For the DVD-ROM drive name, enter "D:."

If a message prompting you to insert a DVD-ROM is displayed or if Windows Explorer is displayed: Execute [MInst.exe].
If nothing is displayed: [Run] ⋗ enter [D:\MInst.exe] ⋗ execute [MInst.exe].

2. If the [Select the Type of Connection] screen is displayed, select [Network Connection] → click [Next].

3. Select the software you want to install → click [Install].

4. Read the license agreement → click [Yes].

5. Click [Next].

6. Select the device you are using → click [Next].

Caution

If the device is not displayed in [Device List], check the connection state between the computer and device and the IP address settings, and click [Update Device List]. If the device is still not displayed, click [Search by IP Address] → enter the IP address of the device → click [OK]. For the IP address confirmation method, refer to the manual of the device.

7. Select the driver to install → click [Next] → set as required.

If a list of drivers corresponding to the page description language is displayed after selecting a printer driver in the [Select Driver] screen, select the driver you are going to use.

If you want to use the install destination computer as a print server, select the following.

Select the [Select Driver] screen ⋗ [Canon Driver Information Assist Service].
Select the [Confirm Settings] screen ⋗ [Use as Shared Printer] or [Use as Shared Fax].

8. Check the settings → click [Start].

9. Setting the default printer and test printing.

When setting as a default driver: select the driver → click [Next]

When test printing: select the check box of the driver

10. Click [Exit].

11. If you selected MF Scan Utility, check the instructions on the screen → click [Next] if you want to continue with the installation.

12. Install the software according to the instructions on the screen → click [Next].

13. Eject the DVD-ROM, select [Restart Computer Now (Recommended)], and click [Restart].

If installed correctly, an MF driver or software icon is displayed in the locations shown next. If the icon is not displayed, uninstall the MF driver or software and reinstall it.

For a printer driver or fax driver:

Windows Control Panel ⋗ [Devices and Printers].

For a scanner driver:

Windows Control Panel ⋗ [Scanners and Cameras].

For MF Scan Utility:

- When using Windows 10:

Start menu ⋗ List of apps

- When using a version other than Windows 10:

[Start] menu ⋗ App or program list ⋗ [Canon] folder ⋗ [MF Scan Utility] folder

For other software or electronic manuals:

Taskbar or [Desktop] screen

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