Manufacturer: Canon Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 6 MB
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/2003/2007/vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 02 Aug 2009
The drivers for Canon ImageCLASS D300 are usually included in the manufacturer package upon purchase. However, should one loose or unintentionally destroy the installation CD, he or she has the option of downloading the drivers from the Canon official website. The drivers are downloaded in a zipped folder, which should be saved in one's computer in readiness of the installation process. After connecting the printer to the computer, the system will run the installation process automatically; the user should run the setup from the start menu and install the drivers from the zipped folder. Other steps that the user might consider configuring at this stage include the printer name, the port settings and printer sharing. The final step involves restarting the machine. Upon reboot, the printer will be ready for printing. To ensure this, printing a test page is advisable
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 advantages of installing a canon ImageCLASS D300 include dual functionality as a printer and a copier. It user toner cartridge and therefore has all the printing advantages that toner printing has over inkjet prints. This however means that the printer/ copier can only print in gray shade only. As such, a person who wants color prints may have to invest in a different printer for colored prints. This printer works in machines that are based on windows. Macintosh users will need to install windows software if they need to use the printer on their machines. Once the drivers are installed, Canon recommends that users update their drivers in order to improve printer/copier performance and stability. Malware or spyware attacks hamper the performance of the printer/copier, and the user may need to use a strong anti-virus in order to avoid such incidences. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon i865 errors before installing any driver updates.