Uninstalling the MP Drivers

Last Updated : 24-Dec-2008
Issue Number : 8200398300

Solution

Windows
The MP Drivers you no longer use can be deleted.
When deleting the MP Drivers, first exit all programs that are running.
The procedure to delete the unnecessary MP Drivers is as follows:

  • If There is an Uninstaller

1. Start the uninstaller
- In Windows Vista or Windows XP, select the Start menu -> All Programs -> "Your model name" -> MP Drivers Uninstaller.
- In Windows 2000, select the Start menu -> Programs -> "Your model name" -> MP Drivers Uninstaller.
The MP Drivers Uninstaller dialog box is displayed.
IMPORTANT
In Windows Vista, a confirmation/warning dialog box may appear when installing, uninstalling or starting software.
This dialog box appears when administrative rights are required to perform a task.
If you are logged on to an administrator account, click Continue or Allow to continue.
Some applications require an administrator account to continue. If you are logged on to a standard account, switch to an administrator account, and restart the operation from the beginning.

2. Execute the uninstaller
Click Execute. When the confirmation message appears, click Yes.
When all the files have been deleted, click Complete.
The deletion of the MP Drivers is completed.
IMPORTANT
Printer driver, fax driver, and scanner driver (ScanGear) will be deleted if you uninstall the MP Drivers.

  • If there is no uninstaller

If there is no uninstaller in the Start menu of Windows Vista, follow these steps:

1. Select the printer to be deleted
Select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Printers.
Click the model to delete, then press the Alt key on your keyboard. On the File menu, click Delete.

2. Delete the printer
If the User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue. Then when the confirmation message appears, click Yes.
The icon is deleted.

3. Select the printer driver to be deleted
Press the Alt key. On the File menu, select Run as administrator, and then click Sever Properties....
If the User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue.
Click the Drivers tab. In the Installed printer drivers list, click the printer to delete.

4. Delete the printer driver
When you click Remove..., Remove Driver And Package dialog box is displayed.
Select Remove driver and driver package, and then click OK.
In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
When data collection is completed in the Remove Driver Package dialog box, click Delete.

5. Click OK.
The deletion of the printer driver is complete.
IMPORTANT
You may not be able to delete the printer driver properly from the Installed printer drivers list.
If this happens, restart your computer, and try again.

Macintosh
The printer driver you no longer use can be deleted.
To delete a printer driver, disconnect the cable that connects the printer to the computer.
The procedure to delete the unnecessary printer driver is as follows:
Printer driver cannot be deleted unless you login as a user with the administrative right. On an administrative user, refer to the Macintosh manuals.
If you delete the printer driver in this way, all the printer drivers for Canon printers, which are installed on your computer, are deleted. You cannot select and delete the printer driver of a specific model.

  • For Mac OS X v.10.5.x

1. Open System Preferences, and select Print & Fax

2. Delete the Canon IJ printer from the Printer List
From the printer list, select all the registered Canon IJ printers and click -.

3. Delete the printer driver
One by one, double-click the volume icon, Library folder, Printers folder, and Canon folder to which you installed the printer driver, and place the BJPrinter folder into the Trash.
One by one, double-click the volume icon, Library folder, and CFMSupport folder to which you installed the printer driver, and place the "BJExtDDI.cfm" file into the Trash.

4. Restart the computer
Empty the Trash and restart your computer.

  • For Mac OS X v.10.4.x and Mac OS X v.10.3.9

1. Launch the Printer Setup Utility

2. Delete the Canon IJ printer from the Printer List
From the printer list, select all the registered Canon IJ printers and click (Delete).

3. Delete the printer driver
One by one, double-click the volume icon, Library folder, Printers folder, and Canon folder to which you installed the printer driver, and place the BJPrinter folder into the Trash. One by one, double-click the volume icon, Library folder, and CFMSupport folder to which you installed the printer driver, and place the "BJExtDDI.cfm" file into the Trash.

4. Restart the computer
Empty the Trash and restart your computer.
REFERENCE
If you delete the printer driver, some pages of the On-screen Manual will also be deleted.
If you have reinstalled the printer driver, install the On-screen Manual.

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