Trouble swapping Canon i80 printers without having to reinstall driver.
Posted on 2005-04-11
We have multiple users with Dell Latitude D600 laptops running Windows XP SP2. Each user has a Canon i80 portable printer with a USB connection. All users are set up as Power Users on their machines. The problem is, if they ever have to use a different Canon i80, such as if we have to send them a replacement in the field, their PC can tell that it is a different printer, even though the driver is already installed. It brings up the "Found New Hardware" notification, and requires administrative privileges for them to install it (which they don't have). Is there any change that can be made upon the initial installation so that the driver will always work no matter which Canon i80 is being used?