You have a Canon Pima IP 1600. You got a new computer and can’t find the CD to load the 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 the disc for your Canon Pixma IP 1600 printer.
The Windows 7 printer driver for your Canon Pixma 1600 printer is provided by Windows update. Simply connect your printer to the computer, and then power the printer on. The driver will be installed automatically as long as your computer is connected to the Internet.
You can also download and install some utitlies for Canon Pixma IP1600 Software depending on your printer model. Have you downloaded and installed the supporting software for your printer? If not you can download the 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 the printer box after installing the software. Also, it popped up saying printer not activated with the error code-20.
You can try rebooting your computer into Windows safe mode. After your computer BIOS displays press your F8 key then in the menu please choose “Safe mode with networking support”. See if the error still exists.
If it clears up then please reboot the computer in normal mode and see if you are still receiving the error message. You could also make sure to log into Windows 7 with an administrator account so that the 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.