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How to print to an old printer from Windows 7

Setting up an older printer with a new PC

QUESTION I want to use my new Windows 7 Home Premium PC with my Canon i865 printer, but I can’t find a driver for it. Harry Beard

HELPROOM ANSWER There is a driver available for your printer, Harry. Canon also has a Windows 7 product page for your printer. Choose Windows 7 as the operating system and English as the language.

To check your printer is set up correctly, click Start, Devices and Printers. If your printer is listed, right-click it and select ‘Set as default printer’. If it isn’t listed, change the USB cable.
 
As a 10-year-old printer, it’s had a very good innings. We were pleasantly surprised to find Canon still provides updated drivers. However, it’s unlikely that Canon will offer direct support for the i865.

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