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How to Install Old Printer Drivers

by Johnson Jack Johnson Jack

I have an old Canon MF3240 Multifunction Laser Printer. I have installed this printer on a Windows 10 Machine in the past. This is a USB connected installation.





The most recent drivers for this printer were for Windows 8. The driver files are in a folder. There is no installer program or exe to run. Normally I will plug in the printer, it will be unrecognized by Windows. I go into Device Manager > Properties > Update Driver > Search for drivers on my PC > Pick the folder > Next, and the printer will install - Printer, Scanner, Fax. 


On this new Windows 10 Pro 1809 install I do the same thing and it works, except it only installs the scanner. It does not install the printer of fax drivers.


I tried deleting the scanner and fax .cab files from the folder, but it won't install at all that way.


I tried installing the printer from the old W10 PC it is still installed on, hoping it would find those drivers and install that way but no joy.


I'm out of ideas here. Any help?


Bradon Wilson is an inventive person who has been doing intensive research in particular topics and writing blogs and articles on Brother Printer Support and many other related topics. He is a very knowledgeable person with lots of experience.


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Created on Mar 19th 2019 13:26. Viewed 74 times.

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