Yes, you can install a Canon printer without a CD. All you need to do is to download an appropriate driver from the Canon website. Next, install it on your computer and connect your printer and the computer over the same network. If your printer is not wireless, you can connect your printer to the computer via a USB cable. Then, open the printer driver and start printing. Continue to read to know the steps in detail.
Before you begin, make sure that you finish the basic setup of your printer. If you don't know to perform the initial setup, you can refer to your printer's manual.
On your computer, launch the default browser and visit the official support page of Canon.
In the search area, type your printer model and press Enter.
From the search results, select your printer model. Then, you will be taken to the product support page of the chosen printer.
From the list of options on the product support page, click on the Drivers & Downloads option.
Now, it will detect your operating system and show you a list of drivers compatible with the detected OS.
You can also change the OS manually according to your preference. Click on the drop-down menu next to Operating System and choose your preferred OS along with its version.
In the Language field, select your preferred language from the drop-down menu.
Now, it will display you a list of drivers compatible with the chosen OS. Choose the driver you need and click on the Select button next to it. Finally, click the Download button.
The chosen driver will start to download in the background, and once the download is over, you can access it in the saved destination.
Then, go to the destination folder, run the downloaded driver file, and agree to the end-user license agreement.
Now, choose your preferred connection type and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. If you have a wireless printer, select the Wireless Connection option and connect your printer to the same network to which you have connected your computer. If your printer doesn't support wireless connectivity, choose the USB connection option and connect your printer to the computer using the USB cable and complete the setup.
Once the network connection is successful, you will be able to check your printer's functionality by printing a test page.
Now, you have successfully installed your Canon printer without a CD.
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