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Canon MG2522 printer not detected on driver installationj


I just purchased a Canon MG2522 printer.  I have downloaded the mp68-win-mg2500-1_02-ejs.exe and tried multiple times to install.  I repeatedly get a message that the printer is not detected.  The printer is connected and during the detection process the printer cartridges move back and forth as if the printer is responding.


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There are multiple posts on this forum about similar problems installing this printer. Are all these people doing something wrong, or is this a Canon problem? Hmmm.......


I obtained a laptop that was running windows 10 and was able to successfully install the driver and print. My new PC is running windows 11.  It also had MacAffee.  In uninstalled MacAffee and tried again to get the driver in stall and again got a message the the printer could not be detected and the installation failed. The Canon website states that the MG 252X is compatible with Windows 11, but clearly it is not. Canon Support is non-existent; my only option is to return the printer and look for something else, not Canon!

Windows 10 has a driver verification function, designed to prevent installation of rogue, illicit drivers that can damage a system. It has not prevented me from installing any drivers recommended for Windows 10, or even Windows 7. 

It's been the same with Windows 11. All my Canon devices work fine...printers and an "old" scanner, using Windows 7 & 10 drivers  But trying to install a film scanner (not Canon) in Win 11 with the Win 7/10 driver met with failure. Disabling Driver Verification On Startup let me install the driver, but the scanner program would not run.

You can try it with Driver Verification disabled to see if the install works. If it does, then after a reboot see if the printer program works.

I see Canon falling short in driver updates when Windows (and Linux) changes to new versions.  And they do not necessarily even INTEND to keep a printer functional as OSes change. We users see it as unplanned early obsolescence of devices we think are not "old".  Don't know how long the MG2522 has been around. It may be a victim of this.

Any brand of printer, scanner etc. can be a victim of this. Canon may be worse than others.


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Hi swager80228,

Windows does not have the correct drivers available for the PIXMA MG2522.  If you connect the USB cable prior to downloading and installing the drivers from the Support Page of the PIXMA MG2522, Windows will install what it thinks is correct, but the status will be "Driver Unavailable".

Reinstalling will resolve this issue. To do this, please follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard and the letter R, then let both go.

2. In the Run window, please type CONTROL PANEL and click OK.

3. Click on View devices and printers (or Devices and printers, depending on your view).

4. Right click the Canon MG2500 series and left click on Remove device. Repeat until all MG25000's are removed.

5. Disconnect the USB cable.

6. Click Close to close that window.

7. In the upper left corner, click on Control Panel (or the Back button).

8. In Control Panel, click on Uninstall a program (or Programs and features, depending on your view).

9. Click once on "Canon MG2500 series MP Drivers" and then click Uninstall at the top.

10. Follow the on screen prompts to uninstall the driver. When you click Complete, the driver is uninstalled.

11. Once done, please reboot your computer.

When your computer restarts, we will reinstall:

1. Please use the following link:

2. Click the Select button next to "MG2522/MG2525 MP Drivers Ver.1.02 (Windows)".

3. Click the Download button. The drivers will download.

4. Once the download is complete, open your downloads folder. To access this, press CTRL and J, then let both go.

5. Double click "mp68-win-mg2500-1_02-ejs.exe" to begin the installation.

6. Follow the on screen prompts to reinstall, reconnecting the USB cable when prompted by the installation.

Once the installation has completed, please attempt to print.




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