Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1380.74Kb
Operating System: Win 2000 Workstation, Win 2000 Server, Win XP Home, Win XP Pro
Latest Version / Release Date: R5.1 / 18 Oct 2001
The Canon GP160 PCL5e software driver makes use of a configuration file to correctly install the associated modules required for the proper operation of the device. This configuration file contains data on the type of printing device that is being installed as well as the version of the software driver that will provide the communication layer for the device to be accessed by the host machine and its installed programs. Aside from these, the path where the correct driver version based on the underlying Operating System platform is installed is also declared. The software driver also installs the necessary utilities that will monitor the functions of the printing device as well as the tools which will connect to the manufacturer's website to check for newer driver versions. This feature also automatically installs the updated software driver into the host system.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The Canon GP160 PCL5e software driver makes it possible for the printing device to support PCL (Printing Command Language) instruction sets. PCL by far is the industry standard used for printing protocols. This means that the software driver allows the Canon GP160 PCL5e hardware to be supported by virtually every computer system available in the market. It also translates to a capability of correctly receiving and outputting in printed form the instructions generated by the software program that sent the print job request. The device driver for the Canon GP160 PCL5e also provides the computer user with options on how the job request will be handled as well as the quality of output desired. These options are normally made available from the Preference menu of the printing device which can also be incorporated into the Print menu of installed programs. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon GP160 PCL5e errors before installing any driver updates.