How To Set Up A Canon Printer Without The Cd

You can set up a Canon printer without the CD-ROM within a few minutes. But you need a standard Internet connection on your computer to make the process hassle-free. Keep reading the instructions below to know how to install the Canon printer without the CD-ROM.

How To Set Up A Canon Printer Without The Cd

Before starting:

Complete the basic printer setup for your Canon printer. It includes:

  • Unboxing the printer
  • Powering on the printer
  • Installing the ink cartridges
  • Filling the ink tanks (for cartridge-free printer models)
  • Loading paper

Downloading the printer driver:

  • On your computer, open the default browser after ensuring that the Internet connection is stable.
  • Go to the official Canon site and enter your printer's model number in the search field.
  • Click the printer model from the search result.
  • Click the Drivers & Downloads tab and wait until your OS version is detected automatically.
  • Choose the required driver from the displayed list and click the Download button.
  • Wait until the download is completed.

You have now seen how to download the driver from the official Canon site. Now, it's time to set up your Canon printer without the CD-ROM.

Installing the printer driver:

  • Once you have downloaded the driver file, open the Downloads section in the browser.
  • Double-click the driver file to run the installation.
  • For Windows, click Yes if the device prompts for User Account Control.
  • For Mac, enter the administrator password in the required field and click Continue.
  • Click Start Setup and choose your language and region.
  • Accept the license agreement to continue with the printer setup.
  • Select your connection type and carry out the instructions in the setup wizard to establish the connection between your printer and computer.
  • Once your printer is detected, finish the driver installation and verify the printer functionality.

You have now seen how to set up your Canon printer without the CD-ROM. Usually, your printer will be added to your computer during the driver installation. In case your printer is not added to your computer, add it manually. For remote assistance, click the Call button on this page and contact our technical experts.