Canon MultiPASS F80-windows 7 print driver

Can anyone out there in the Web Outer limits, inform me as to how to configure a Windows 7 print drivers for Canon MultiPASS F80, since Canon is unable to comply, their solution: Buy a new updated Canon printer!  That's their only solution, go figure.  This printer has served me well in all it's year's of existence and never has had any problems.  Please advise ASAP and I have already tried CNET to no avail, based on info as follows:

I was able to get my old Canon Multipass f80 to work under windows 7
ultimate by installing the F80_vista32.exe I downloaded from
cnet.com
http://download.cnet.com/F80-Vista32-exe/3000-2116_4-170866.html

When I tried downloading from CNET it would not execute the process, even when I tried CNET's own search engine?  So where do I go from here?  Please advise and Happy New Year...James
 

 
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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 705 Applies to:
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Which architecture of Windows 7 are you running, 32 or 64 bit? If the only driver available, is for Vista 32 bit, then it won't work with your Windows 7 64 bit installation. Windows 7 64 bit only works with 64 bit drivers.

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/multipass_series/multipass_f80?selectedName=DriversAndSoftware

Looking at the driver page, there are no drivers even for Windows Vista. I hate to repeat what was said, but it looks like you might have to invest in a new printer or consider using it through Windows XP Mode.

Running Windows XP Mode requires:
1) Windows 7 - Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (Not supported in Home Premium).

Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx

Windows XP Mode now accessible to more PCs
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/archive/b/windows7/archive/2010/03/18/windows-xp-mode-now-accessible-to-more-pcs.aspx

Get started with Windows Virtual PC
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/get-started.aspx

http://www.notebooks.com/2009/11/23/using-windows-virtual-pc-with-windows-xp-mode/

Windows 7 - Anytime Upgrade features:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-anytime-upgrade

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Print from a virtual machine

There are several methods you can use to make a printer available to a virtual machine. The methods you can use are affected by whether a printer driver is available for Windows 7 and whether the printer is a local USB printer or a network printer. To share a local USB printer

1. Note
This method is appropriate when the printer driver is available for both the Windows 7 host operating system and the guest operating system. You only need to complete these steps once per virtual machine. This procedure assumes you have verified that the printer is working in the host operating system.
Make sure the printer is turned on and that the printer driver is available for installation. For example, you can install the driver from the internet or from a CD.

Redirect the printer to the virtual machine. From the virtual machine window, click USB and then click Attachdevice name.

2. Install the printer driver in the guest operating system. You can install the driver from the internet or from a CD.

3. Release the printer from the virtual machine. From the virtual machine window, click USB and then click Releasedevice name.

4. Restart the virtual machine. From the virtual machine window, click Action and then click Restart.

5. Navigate to the virtual machine desktop, and log on if necessary. (You will be logged in automatically if you saved the credentials.)

6. The printer will be available for use in both the host operating system and the guest operating system. To configure a network printer for a virtual machine

1. Navigate to the virtual machine desktop, and log on if necessary. (You will be logged in automatically if you saved the credentials.)

Note
The following steps are general, so the names of the buttons may differ from what is shown.

2. Open Control Panel, and then open Printers.

3. Click Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard opens.

4. On the Local or Network Printer page, select the network printer option and complete the wizard.

If you are running Windows XP as the guest operating system, you must manually install the printer driver for each printer you want to use. The following steps describe this process. To install a printer driver in Windows XP

1. Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

2. Under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer. The Add Printer Wizard opens.

3. On the Local or Network Printer page, select Local printer attached to this computer and clear Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer.

4. On the Select a Printer Port page, click the drop-down control and select one of the TS number ports and click Next.

5. On the Install Printer Software page, select Windows Update or Have Disk and complete the wizard. To print from a virtual machine

1. Navigate to the virtual machine desktop, and log on if necessary. (You will be logged in automatically if you saved the credentials.)

2. Do one of the following:

* From the desktop of the virtual machine, right-click a file and click Print.
* Open any application that includes a print option, and then use the print command.


3. All printers available to the virtual machine are listed. Select a printer, and then click OK.
Best,
Andre
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MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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