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Is there any way of making my Canon Pixma iP1600 work with Windows 10?


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#1 andromedean

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 03:44 AM

Hi

 

Canon inform me they don't support my printer Pixma iP1600 with Windows 10. The colour cartridges work fine, but it refuses to print in black and I have several ink cartridges which will have to be thrown away.  There are a few sites which claim driver updates for this but they don't seem to work. 

 

Thought I better check on here before buying a new printer.  Perhaps one which takes the cartridges and works with windows 10.  It's a shame to throw away stuff just due to lack of a software upgrade.

 

Thanks in advance for any advice.



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#2 technonymous

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 05:13 AM

Have you tried right-clicking on the printers software .exe file and using the compatibility mode? I know exactly where you are coming from. I deal with this a lot with clients and in many cases there isn't much you can do to get the drivers to work. A shame I know. The only viable way is to have a older machine setup to handle all the older peripheral devices scanners, printers, camera etc. Another, option is to use a virtual machine of the OS that the software runs on. A lot of times that works even though compatibility mode doesn't work. In a virtual machine the software & drivers tends to install & function properly. The downside of using a virtual machine is that you need a Windows 10 pro version that includes Hyper-V and a cpu that can do virtualization. Other than that you have to buy a new printer.



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 07:05 AM

Thanks I seem to be getting some joy now!






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