Do I Need to Install the Canon MP610 Printer Application Software?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Jim K, Dec 16, 2008.

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    Jim K Guest

    I'll be helping a neighbor set up a new Dell with Vista Home Premium. She bought a Canon all-in-one MP610 printer with lots of application software on the CD - MP Navigator, Easy-PhotoPrint, ScanSoft OmniPage SE, Easy-WebPrint, and ArcSoft PhotoStudio. I know i need to install the OCR software, but wonder about the rest. Do I need the MP Navigator for this printer to work? Will the Navigator or PhotoPrint software hijack any settings? Also, when I checked online, I found a new driver for Easy-PhotoPrint that's dated 10/08. If I install that driver after a full CD install for the printer, do I need to uninstall the older PhotoPrint utility first?

    I found general applications info on Canon's site. If there is a better source that can help me decide whether these utilities are needed, please provide the link.

    Thanks for your help.
    Jim
     
    Jim K, Dec 16, 2008
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  2. You (or rather the neighbor) won't need any of these for general use. I do
    use Easy PhotoPrint and sometimes PhotoStudio but I don't have any of the
    others installed. I scan direct to Adobe Acrobat if I need PDF/OCR. Since
    I don't have any all in ones, I don't know about the Navigator, but s/he
    should try for a couple of days and see if they are needed, they can easily
    be installed at a later date.
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    Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
    www.coribright.com/windows

    I'll be helping a neighbor set up a new Dell with Vista Home Premium. She
    bought a Canon all-in-one MP610 printer with lots of application software on
    the CD - MP Navigator, Easy-PhotoPrint, ScanSoft OmniPage SE, Easy-WebPrint,
    and ArcSoft PhotoStudio. I know i need to install the OCR software, but
    wonder about the rest. Do I need the MP Navigator for this printer to work?
    Will the Navigator or PhotoPrint software hijack any settings? Also, when I
    checked online, I found a new driver for Easy-PhotoPrint that's dated 10/08.
    If I install that driver after a full CD install for the printer, do I need
    to uninstall the older PhotoPrint utility first?

    I found general applications info on Canon's site. If there is a better
    source that can help me decide whether these utilities are needed, please
    provide the link.

    Thanks for your help.
    Jim
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Dec 17, 2008
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    oliverlnrd Guest

    oliverlnrd, Apr 8, 2010
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    Chuck Guest

    Generally, Yes. Usually, built in drivers, etc are very basic, and limit
    the usefulness. The 610 may need to be installed as a network as well as
    a local (USB) device. This allows a directly connected P/C to have full
    access to all the features, and use third party scanner software. The
    network connection can be also used by the P/C connected via usb, and
    other networked P/Cs as well.

    In some instances, you can change the port of the "USB" installed device
    to a network port, and use third party software as if the device is
    connected directly.

    ViewScan is one of the third party scanner applications that I prefer to
    use.
     
    Chuck, Apr 8, 2010
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    oliverlnrd Guest

    oliverlnrd, Apr 13, 2010
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