I lost my printer installation disk, how can I install my printer?

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Canon printerA missing printer installation disk or disc is not the end of the world and will not require you to wait until a new diskette or CD can be sent to you. Today, all printer and other hardware manufacturers are providing free downloads for the software programs and drivers that are included with their products.

If you need to install your printer and don't have the installation disk, visit the printer manufacturer's website to download the latest drivers to install your printer.

If you want a CD or diskette to be sent to you instead of downloading the drivers, you'll need to contact the printer manufacturer to order a new installation disk. See the third-party contacts page for a listing of computer companies and their contact information.

Additional information

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