You have a Canon Pima IP 1600. You got a new computer and can't find CD to load that printer for use. Can you download what you need to use your printer again?
You don't know exactly what you have to download to get your old printer to work with your new computer. You can't find that disc for your Canon Pixma IP 1600 printer. That Windows 7 printer driver for your Canon Pixma 1600 printer is provided by Windows update.
Simply connect your printer to your computer, and then power that printer on. A driver will be installed automatically as long as your computer is connected to the Internet. You can also download and install some utilities for Canon Pixma IP1600 Software depending on your printer model.
Have you downloaded and installed supporting software for your printer? If not you can download that Canon supporting software. Choose "Printers" obviously under 1 "Select Category" then "PIXMA iP Series" under 2 "Select product type". Choose your exact printer model under 3 "Select model".
You may receive an error in that printer box after installing that software. Also, it popped up saying printer not activated with an error code -20. You can try rebooting your computer into Windows safe mode.
After your computer BIOS displays press your F8 key then in that menu please choose "Safe mode with networking support". See if that error still exists. If it clears up then please reboot that computer in normal mode and see if you are still receiving that error message.
You could also make sure to log into Windows 7 with an administrator account so that those drivers get properly installed and then log back in with a normal user account. These instructions were written for a Canon Pima IP 1600 inkjet printer connected to a computer running Microsoft Windows 7.
About Author Aaron J. Berg
Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.