Generally, an installation CD that comes along with a printer can be used to install the required printer drivers on a computer. However, not all computers have CD drives and a CD-ROM can be easily misplaced. Moreover, the printer driver that is included with the printer may go outdated within a short duration. In those instances, you have to download the updated printer drivers from Canon's official website. So, it is always recommended to know the procedure of downloading the printer driver from the manufacturer’s official website. This article details the procedure of installing the Canon MP-287 printer without a CD.

Complete the initial setup

  • Unpack your printer from the carton and take out everything you received.
  • Remove all the protective tapes around the printer and its accessories.
  • Install the cartridges on the respective holders.
  • Extend the paper tray and load a paper stack.

Download the printer driver

A printer driver is required to install a printer on a computer. It establishes the connection between them. As previously mentioned, you can install the printer driver using the included CD. However, an alternative solution to this would be, downloading the software from Canon's official website. The instructions provided below will easily guide you through the whole process of downloading the appropriate printer driver from Canon's website.

  • Visit the official support page of Canon from a browser you prefer.
  • Enter your printer model (Canon MP-287) and go to its support page.
  • On the product support page, click Drivers & Download.
  • When it shows you the compatible drivers, choose the one you prefer and click Select > Download.
  • You can also change the OS manually according to your preference.
  • Now, the printer driver will start to download in the background.

Install the printer driver

  • Once the printer driver gets downloaded on your computer, locate the file in the Downloads folder.
  • Run the setup file and choose Yes in the User Account Control dialog box.
  • When the End-User License Agreement screen appears, accept the terms and conditions.
  • When prompted, choose the connection method you prefer and connect your printer and the computer accordingly.
  • If you have chosen the Wireless connection method, you should connect your devices (computer and printer) to the same network.
  • In case you go for a USB connection, make sure to connect the cable between your devices only when prompted.
  • Go ahead with the instructions that appear on the screen and complete the installation process.

Now, you have installed your Canon MP-287 printer on your computer without a CD. If you have any other queries, contact us to get remote assistance from our experts.

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