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MG2500 Printer Driver always fails to install every time

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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:03 PM

According to the Canon website, all I need to do is plug my Canon Pixma MG2520 into a Windows 7 computer and let Windows install the driver, but nothing could be further from the truth. the MG2500 driver always says "Failed" with a red X. No details are given about the failure except "Failed" Canon website does not have a Windows 7 driver for this printer claiming it is plug and play. Google only shows spammy results for both just the driver search and "MG2500 driver install failed". All I saw was an old Microsoft Answers regarding a MG2100 as for legitimate website results, but even that had no reply and but there is nothing regarding the MG2500 driver or the Canon Pixma MG2520.


Any ideas on how to fix this so I can start printing?

Edited by hamluis, 10 August 2016 - 05:54 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 sasschary


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:32 PM

Hey, Sylveon Fetish!


I took a look at the Canon website for a driver and seem to have found one (https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/printers/support-inkjet-printer/mg-series/pixma-mg2520). Download and install it by going to the site and clicking "drivers and downloads". Then click "select" to choose the driver MG2500 series Full Driver & Software Package (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP). Read and accept the disclaimer, then click Download. Install it, and see if that gets you anywhere!



Edited by sasschary, 10 August 2016 - 05:35 PM.

#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:06 PM

Web-sites have been known to lie !


Download the 'Quick install' guide for this printer, it will be on the Canon web-site very near the link posted above, and follow it. Printers are well known for being fussy about the exact sequence you install them in. As I have said elsewwhere, this is one of the few areas where I always read the manual !


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