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Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. PCL is a trademark of Hewlette-Packard Company. CONTENTS ======== Overview System Requirements Installing the Fax Driver Accessing Help Information Cautions, Limitations and Restrictions Overview ======== This fax driver allows you to send a fax from any Windows XP/Server 2003/ Vista/Server2008 x64 Edition application to a remote fax machine if your machine contains an optional fax board. System Requirements =================== The Canon Fax Driver can be used in the following system environments: * Operating System Software Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition * Computer Any computer which runs the above operating system software properly. However, at least one of the following output ports is required: - parallel printer port (LPT1, LPT2, etc.) - USB port - network interface Installing the Fax Driver ========================= To use this fax driver with software applications that operate with Microsoft Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server2008 x64 Edition, use the following installation procedure. Note ---- * If you use a SMB (NetBIOS network) printer as a shared printer on the server PC, use the Add Printer Wizard, and select "Network printer" when installing the fax driver. * If a message prompting you to restart your computer is displayed when using the installer, make sure to restart your computer. If you do not restart your computer, existing drivers may not operate correctly. To install using the Installer: 1. In the \FAX\uk_eng\x64 folder, double-click the Setup.exe icon to start the installation process. 2. In the first dialog box of the Fax Driver Setup Wizard, click the Next button, and then follow the instructions on the screen. 3. Select Manually Set Port to Install, and then click the Next button. 4. If the dialog box to select items to install is displayed, select Raster/ PCL5e Fax Driver and click the Next button. 5. If the dialog box to select how to execute the setup is displayed, select Add Faxes, or Add Faxes and Update Drivers and click the Next button. 6. Click the Add/Remove button to select the driver you want to install. 7. Check that the driver you want to install is selected in the Fax Driver Setup Wizard dialog box. Then click the Next button. 8. Select a Port from drop-down menu or by clicking the Add Port button. Then click the Next button. 9. In the next dialog box, check the installation settings, and then click the Start button. 10.After the files are copied, click the Exit button to finish the installation program. You are now ready to print from any Windows software application. Note: * If you copy the files in the fax setup folder in the CD-ROM to the hard disk on your PC and then do the installation, change the properties of the "instdrv.ini" and "uninst.ini" files following the procedure below: Right-click the file and select Properties, clear the Read-only check box, and then select the Archive check box. * If you are using a shared printer in the Print Server (Point and Print) environment, it is necessary to install Canon Driver Information Assist Service in the server PC in order to set up the printer configuration automatically or to use the Job Accounting feature. * If you are using an operating system equipped with Windows Firewall, a message which asks if you want to change the Windows Firewall setting is displayed during the installation. - If you select Yes, Windows Firewall will be configured to unblock the connection for Canon Driver Information Assist Service, so that you can set up the printer configuration automatically or use the Job Accounting feature. - If you select No, you cannot use Canon Driver Information Assist Service. To install using the Add Printer Wizard: 1. Click the Start button, and then click Printers and Faxes. * If you are using Windows Vista/Server2008, click the Start button, point to Control Panel, and then click Printers. 2. In the Printers folder, double-click the Add Printer icon to start the Add Printer Wizard. 3. Confirm the Wizard is started, and then click the Next button. 4. Follow the instructions on the screen to continue with the installation. 5. Insert the Fax Driver Software CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then click the Have Disk button. 6. Click the Browse button to select the folder of the driver you want to install, and then click the OK button. Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008 x64 Edition: \FAX\uk_eng\x64\Driver 7. Select your fax model from Printers, and then click the Next button. 8. Follow the instructions on the screen to continue, and then click the Finish button to start copying the files. You are now ready to send a fax from any Windows software application. Accessing Help Information ========================== You can locate additional help for questions you may have regarding your fax in the Online Help file provided with the driver. In the fax properties dialog box, you can click [Help] to display additional information about every feature and option in the fax driver. Cautions, Limitations and Restrictions ====================================== 1. Custom paper sizes are not available for sending a fax. 2. Do not specify more than 1 for the Copies option in the application since the fax may be sent more than once in some applications when the Copies option is specified in the application. 3. For Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008 x64 Edition when installing with Add Printer from the Printer Folder, the Cannot find Digital Signature message may appear. If this message appears, continue with the installation. The fax driver will install correctly. 4. When using Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008 x64 Edition by multiple users, it is not available to use the Job Accounting feature or set up printer configuration automatically. 5. For Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista x64 Edition, it is necessary to use TCP/IP as a network protocol in order to set up the printer configuration automatically when using a Remote Desktop environment, or when Windows is shared by multiple users. 6. For the GP300-405, only System Version 2.0 (or later) is supported by the fax driver version 1.2 (or later). 7. If double quotation marks or CSV separators are included in any of the items (Such as name and fax numbers) stored in a CSV file, the addresses stored in the file may not be imported to the address book correctly. 8. If you have upgraded your operating system from Windows XP/Server 2003 to Windows Vista x64 Edition,you will no longer be able to access the address book. If this is the case,perform the following procedure. 1. Copy the address book files (gpfax.adr and gpfax.idx) from the system folder (the default system folder is "C:\Windows") to another folder (e.g. "My Documents"). This step can be carried out before or after you upgrade the system. 2. After you have upgraded the system, reinstall the fax driver in the new system, open the [Edit Address Book] sheet, click the [Specify a folder] button, and choose the folder you copied the address book files to in step 1 (e.g. "My Documents") as the address book folder. 3. Click the [Yes] button in the following dialog box. 9. If double quotation marks are included in any of the items (Such as names and fax numbers) stored in an ABK file (*.abk), the addresses stored in the file may not be imported to the address book correctly. 10.When an "@" character is used in the name of the printer, the printer will become unrecognizable by the operating system because of an invalid printer name thus disabling printing, operation and setup. 11.When you log on to an Administrator account that is different from the one used to install the software, you will not be able to access the driver properties with Administrator privileges. To access the driver properties, select [Run as Administrator]. 12.In certain applications, thickness of a line can be set to a value smaller than 1pt but the actual thickness in the printout may be equivalent to that of an 1pt line. 13.In a 64-bit environment, the address book cannot be used with certain applications. If you are using an application that cannot utilize the address book, convert the address book to a CSV file, then import the CSV file into the fax driver as an address book. 14.For Windows Server 2008 installed with Server Core option, the following limitations exist on using the fax driver. -You cannot install the driver with the installer. Use the installation options of Windows. -Some fax options are not available under local environment or Windows Remote Desktop environment. <END OF README.TXT>Download Driver Pack
After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.
Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.
Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.
Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.
Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
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