From the Canon website at:
Since the printer driver and WIA driver for this machine are pre-installed
in Windows Vista, you can use it as a printer or scanner just by connecting
it to your Windows Vista computer.
However, printing and scanning may not be performed correctly under this
In such a case, install MP Drivers for Windows Vista.
The CD-ROM packed with the printer does not contain the MP Drivers for
However, you can download the MP Drivers for both versions of Windows Vista
(32 bit / 64 bit) from the Canon WEB page.
You can confirm whether the OS of your computer is Windows Vista 32 bit
version or 64 bit version; click System in Control Panel of Windows Vista to
see System type."
I suggest you uninstall the software, disconnect the printer, then reboot
and install the software. Finally connect the printer.
"andrewtewkesbury" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm having problems with my Canon MP170 after a clean install of vista
> ultimate 64.
> My first install (2 weeks ago) had no problems with the printer. I
> simply turned it on and vista automatically detected it and installed
> everything perfectly. I was very impressed. Unfortunately I recently ran
> into some severe problems and had to do a clean install.
> I have re-installed in exactly the same way but no matter what i try
> this time t won't install.
> Going the automatic route it fails to find any drivers.
> When I go to the canon website and download them, they cannot find the
> printer. When I point windows in the direction of the drivers i have
> downloaded when installing it does not accept them.
> Similarly when I go to control panel-> add printer and select my exact
> model from the list I get the error message:
> Printer driver was not installed.
> Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000002)
> I would really appreciate any help here as this is really frustrating.
> worked days ago under the same conditions.....