Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver Download & Manual Installation

Tuesday, May 16th 2017. | MG Series
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Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver Download & Manual Installation For Windows, MacOS and Linux – Nowadays, a gadget that is able to do a lot of things is much preferable, including a printer. Launched by Canon, PIXMA MG3260 enables its users to print, copy, and scan documents without having to buy additional devices. For those who like to print photos at home, this machine offers borderless prints to enhance your photo printing experience. With maximum resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi, this printer ensures the sharpness of your results.

Canon MG3260 is also highly accessible. It comes with both USB and wireless connectivity. The wireless connectivity allows its user to print wherever they want around the room. This connectivity is not only working for printing but also for scanning. With this device, you can directly save your scanned documents to your computer without having to move your computer close to the printer. This device is also compatible with various operating systems such as Windows (from XP and above), Mac OS X (from 10.5 and above), and Linux.

For those who want to cut their paper cost, Canon PIXMA MG 3260 is equipped with Auto Duplex printing. This feature allows you to print on both sides of the paper automatically. It also comes with software that will enhance your printing experiences, such as My Image Garden and Easy WebPrint EX.

Also, update driver: Canon PIXMA MG2460 Driver Download & Instruction Manual

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Canon PIXMA MG3260 Operating System Compatibility

Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Windows XP (x64) / Windows 2000 / Windows Me / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12) / Linux.

Canon Support provides some links to download driver and software for Canon PIXMA MG3260 straight from Canon Official site. The driver is easy to download and the link can be found below.

Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
Canon MG3260 Mini Master Setup (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.041 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 MP Drivers (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.0235 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 XPS Printer Driver (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)5.60a25 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 Mini Master Setup (OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8)1.049 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.0.02.5 MBDownload
Canon PIXMA MG3260 CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)16.10.0.014 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.6)3.3.43.7 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.5/10.6)11.7.1.017 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 Scanner Driver (OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6/10.5)19.0.0b27 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Source file)2.003.9 MBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Source file)3.808.5 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (debian Packagearchive)3.803 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)3.803.1 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 ScanGear MP for Linux (debian Packagearchive)2.001.3 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 ScanGear MP for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)2.001.3 MBDownload
My Printer (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.05.6 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.6.015 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.5.058 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.0293 MBDownload
Quick Menu (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)2.6.19.2 MBDownload
Windows Adobe RGB 1998 Installer Program (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/2000/me)1.4.1329 KBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)3.1.0298 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool for Intel Mac (OS X 10.5/10.6)4.4.15.3 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6)4.1.6102 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.5)2.0.15.8 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.5)1.0.0289 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)2.6.12.2 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)3.2.0299 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.15.6 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.0102 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.6)2.5.02.4 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 User Manual (Windows)1.0019 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 User Manual (Mac)1.0140 MBDownload
Canon MG3260 User Manual (OS X 10.5)1.0041 MBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Mac)V2.7617 KBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Windows)V2.7627 KBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Mac)V3.52.8 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Windows)V3.52.8 MBDownload
The manual for how to use AirPrint for Windows1.6215 KBDownload
The manual for how to use AirPrint for Mac1.6129 KBDownload
Canon MG3260 - Getting Started Guide1.002.9 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Operation guide)2.00395 KBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Operation guide)3.8087 KBDownload
Canon MG3260 Setup GuideV1237 KBDownload

How to Install Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver and Software

Method 1: Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver and Software Installation Guide using Pre-downloaded Free Driver

In this case, we are going to install Canon PIXMA MG3260 without CD (Automatic Wizard)

Required things:

  1. A setup file for Canon PIXMA MG3260. Said file can be downloaded from the link available below.
  2. A USB cable to be used to connect your computer to the printer. Use the USB cable that the printer comes out of the box with.

Steps to take to commence installing Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer driver with a setup file:

  1. You need to first turn on both your Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer and computer.
  2. The USB cable should not be plugged in at this stage, neither to your computer nor the printer. Wait until the system specifies when the cable needs to be plugged in.
  3. Download the driver setup file, if you have not previously. Once downloaded, you need to run the file to begin installing setup file on the computer. A set of instructions will be prompted by the system, which needs to be followed correctly.
  4. Upon completion of installation, you may proceed with plugging in the USB cable into both your computer and the printer. The system will immediately detect the Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer. Once detected, more instructions will be prompted for you to follow correctly.
  5. Follow each instruction given to you correctly to complete installation.
  6. Your Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer can now be used as intended.

Method 2: Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver and Software Manual Installation Guide

This method requires the “Add a printer” option on your operating system to be selected. Find the option on your computer’s system.

Required things:

  1. A setup file for Canon PIXMA MG3260. Said file can be downloaded from the link available below.
  2. A USB cable to be used to connect your computer to the printer. Use the USB cable that the printer comes out of the box with.

Steps to take to commence installing Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer driver manually:

  1. You need to first turn on both your Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer and computer.
  2. Connect your Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer to the computer right away using the USB cable.
  3. Locate where on your computer you keep the setup file. You can try to go to your computer’s TEMP folder to find this file. Extract the driver file for Canon PIXMA MG3260. Keep in mind where you extract the driver to.
  4. Users of either Windows 7 or Windows Vista can follow this: Start à Control Panel à View Devices & Printer. Users of Windows XP can go to Fax & Printers right away.
  5. Click on the “Add a printer” option.
  6. A new window will appear onscreen. You can input to the available field the location of the previously extracted driver file.
  7. More instructions appear for you to follow correctly.
  8. Your Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer can now be used as intended.

Method 3: Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver and Software Installation using an Installation CD

Required things:

  1. A computer unit. This computer should be one that is equipped with a CD/DVD drive.
  2. An installation CD. The CD should come out of the box, along with the printer and contains setup file.
  3. A USB cable to be used to connect your computer to the printer. Use the USB cable that the printer comes out of the box with.

Steps to take to commence installing Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer driver using an installation CD:

  1. You need to first turn on both your Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer and computer.
  2. The USB cable should not be plugged in at this stage, neither to your computer nor the printer. Wait until the system specifies when the cable needs to be plugged in.
  3. Insert the installation CD into the CD/DVD drive through its tray. Push the tray back in and an installation wizard should pop up on your screen automatically. If not, open the CD folder, locate the driver file, and left-click on the file twice to run it and to draw forth installation wizard. Instructions will soon follow.
  4. You may now connect your computer to your Canon PIXMA MG3260 using a USB cable at this stage. Make sure that the system has indeed indicated that the cable can now be plugged in.
  5. Your computer will detect the printer and establish a connection to it immediately and rather automatically. Once done, more instructions will pop up for you to follow correctly.
  6. The printer can be used as intended if the installation is successful.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver and Software on MacOS

  1. You will need a setup file for this purpose so if you have not downloaded one, you can do that first. Once downloading completes, find the downloaded file by going to your computer’s settings.
  2. Upon locating the file in question, mount the file on the Disk Image by double-clicking it.
  3. Click the mounted Disk Image twice.
  4. Click on the driver file twice. Installation of the printer driver should begin right away.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver and Software on Linux

Required things:

  1. Any computers that use Linux as their operating system.
  2. A program called Common Unix Printer Service (CUPS) to be installed on the computers.

Guidelines:

  1. Turn the computer on first before running the CUPS program.
  2. Open the web-based interface that the computer comes with.
  3. Access the browser to head on to localhost: 631.
  4. Using a USB cable, connect the computer to the printer right away.
  5. Locate where the Administration tab is on the browser. Select the tab. Select Printers.
  6. Choose the “Add Printer” option.
  7. Input both your username and password to the available fields.
  8. A list will be brought forth. Select your Canon PIXMA MG3260 off the list. Select Continue.
  9. The CUPS program will then detect the printer an automatically add the printer onto the list.
  10. Another window appears, on which you can specify the values as needed for the settings.
  11. Your Canon PIXMA MG3260 can now be used as intended.

How to Uninstall Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver and Software

On Windows

  1. Find the Windows button on your computer’s keyboard. Press it.
  2. Locate where the Control Panel is. Choose it.
  3. Locate the “Uninstall a Program” tab. Choose it.
  4. A list will pop up. Locate your printer driver on the list.
  5. Select the Uninstall button.
  6. Wait until the process finishes.

On Mac

  1. Open the Apple menu.
  2. Open the System Preferences.
  3. Open the Printers and Scanners.
  4. Find the name of the driver of the printer in the displayed list.
  5. Select Remove.

On Linux

  1. Locate Application. Choose it.
  2. Locate System Settings. Choose it.
  3. Locate Printers. Choose it. You will be given a list of printer.
  4. Locate Unlock. Choose it. You can find the Unlock button at the upper right area of the browser.
  5. Input your password.
  6. Locate your printer driver’s name. Locate the minus (-) sign. The sign should be next to the printer driver’s name.
  7. Select the sign to complete uninstallation.

How to Setup Canon PIXMA MG3260 Wireless Connection

(Note: This guideline only works for printer compatible with wireless connection)

Required things:

  1. A physical button of WPS-feature on the printer’s body.
  2. A network secured by either WPA or WPS system.

Step 1

  1. The home button should be pressed to begin the process.

Step 2

  1. Get to the WLAN Setup icon using the navigation arrows. Select the WLAN Setup icon.
  2. The printer’s left function button should be pressed.

Your printer’s LED indicator will light up to indicate that the wireless connection is enabled and that it is now scanning for available network that uses WPS system.

Step 3

  1. The printer’s WPS button should be pressed and held for 5 seconds straight, after which you can release it.
  2. Press the OK button after 2 minutes.
  3. The connection has now established. Complete the setup process by pressing the OK button.

Keep in mind that for this to work, Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer driver should have been installed beforehand.

Contact the manufacturer if connection keeps failing.

Standard Connection Setup

Step 1

  1. The home button should be pressed to begin the process.

Step 2

  1. Get to the WLAN Setup icon using the navigation arrows. Select the WLAN Setup icon.
  2. The printer’s left function button should be pressed.

Your printer’s LED indicator will light up to indicate that the wireless connection is enabled and that it is now scanning for available network that uses WPS system.

Step 3

  1. The printer’s Stop/Reset button should be pressed.
  2. Go to Standard setup using the navigation arrows. The OK button should be pressed following this. Setup process should begin immediately.
  3. Choose an access point using the navigation arrows. Press the OK button.

You may press the left function button once again to restart scanning for a network had the connection you use not appeared on the list at the first attempt.

  1. Input your password and press the OK button. Password can be fed into the printer following these instructions:
  2. Your password is case-sensitive. As such, try to press the center function button to change mode from lower case, upper case, and numeric.
  3. Choose the character you want to select using navigating arrows. Confirm selection using the OK button. Move from a character to another using the OK button as well.
  4. Repeat steps (a) and (b) to form a complete password to input.
  5. Enter the password by pressing the left function button.
  6. If needed, you can edit the password by pressing the OK button.
  7. Left function button should be pressed to confirm a full password. Complete the process by pressing the OK button.

Keep in mind that for this to work, Canon PIXMA MG3260 printer driver should have been installed beforehand.

Contact the manufacturer if connection keeps failing.

Factory Default Setting for Canon PIXMA MG3260

Step 1

  1. The home button should be pressed to begin the process.

Step 2

  1. Go to Setup icon using navigation arrows.
  2. The printer’s left function button should be pressed afterward.

Step 3

  1. Go to Device Settings using the left navigation arrow.
  2. The printer’s home button should be pressed.

Step 4

  1. Go to the LAN Settings using the up navigation arrow.
  2. The OK button should be pressed afterward.
  3. Select YES by using the down navigation arrow. The reset process should commence.
  4. The OK button should be pressed afterward.
  5. The reset process should begin. A message telling to wait while the process begins appears.
  6. Finish the process by pressing the OK button.

How to Scan Documents Using Canon PIXMA MG3260

(Note: This only works for printer compatible with scanner)

For Windows users

Required things:

  1. MP Navigator EX software, which is contained on the installation CD out of the box. You can also download the software from the link below.
  2. A computer.

Steps:

  1. First, install the MP Navigator EX software on your computer.
  2. Follow this path: Start à Programs à Canon Utilities à MP Navigator EX à MP Navigator EX.
  3. Head on to Photos/Documents.
  4. Lift the scanner’s lid up. Insert the document and position it on the glass surface directly
  5. Feed the values you prefer on the screen and then click on the Scan button.
  6. Scanning process should start.
  7. Save the scanned file on the computer by choosing the “Save” (to keep the document as JPEG files) or “Save as PDF” (to save the document as PDF).

For MacOS users

Required things:

  1. A printer with scanning capability, such as Canon PIXMA MG3260 for example.
  2. A USB cable to connect the printer to your Mac.

Steps:

  1. Use the USB cable to connect your Mac to Canon PIXMA MG3260.
  2. Select the Apple menu.
  3. Select System Preferences.
  4. Select View.
  5. Select Print & Scan.
  6. Locate a plus (+) sign. The sign should be at the bottom left section of the Printers window.
  7. Select the scanner/printer you have just connected.

(Note: the moment the two units connect with one another, find out if there are new updates for the printer driver using Software Update option)

  1. Position the documents to be scanned directly on the glass surface.
  2. Go to Image Capture: go to Dock à Launchpad à type “Image Capture” on the available fields.
  3. A menu of “Scan To:” appears. Specify where you want to save the scanned files to.
  4. Begin scanning by clicking on the “Scan” button.

Instructions on How to Use Google Cloud Print Service

(Note: Only works with printer compatible with Google Cloud Print service)

Instructions on How to Use Google Cloud Print Service on non-Cloud-ready Printers:

Required things:

  1. A computer already installed with a Google Chrome browser.
  2. A printer connected to the computer via either a local access network or a USB cable.

Steps:

  1. Turn the computer on and open the Google Chrome browser. On the Chrome, sign in to your Google account.
  2. Locate the Menu button on the browser. Find it on the top right area of the browser. Open the Menu.
  3. Navigate to Settings.
  4. You will be presented with a new window onscreen. Find the “Show Advanced Settings” option. The option should be somewhere at the bottom side of the window. Select it.
  5. Connect your account with Google Print service by selecting “Sign in to Google Print”.
  6. Click on “Add Printer(s)”.
  7. Click on “Manage Your Printers”.
  8. A new window pops up. Find “Printers” to the left side of the window. Select it to display a list of printers your computer is connected to.
  9. The printer you set will be maintained as the primary outlet for printed materials when you print directly from the Chrome.

Instructions on How to Use Google Cloud Print Service on Cloud-ready Printers:

Required things:

  1. A computer already installed with a Google Chrome browser.
  2. A cloud-printing-enabled printer.

Steps:

  1. Turn the computer on and open the Google Chrome browser. On the Chrome, sign in to your Google account.
  2. Locate the Menu button on the browser. Find it on the top right area of the browser. Open the Menu.
  3. Navigate to Settings.
  4. You will be presented with a new window onscreen. Find the “Show Advanced Settings” option. The option should be somewhere at the bottom side of the window. Select it.
  5. Connect your account with Google Print service by selecting “Sign in to Google Print”.
  6. Click on “Add Printer(s)”.
  7. Click on “Manage Your Printers”.
  8. A new window pops up. Find an option of “Add a Cloud-ready Printer” on the left side of the window. Select that option to display printer manufacturer list.
  9. Choose your printer manufacturer.

How to print:

  1. Find a Menu button on the Chrome browser, which should be located at the top tight area of the window.
  2. Click on the Menu option to open dropdown menu. Find “Print” and select it.
  3. Find the printer you connect with the service. Select “Change…”; this button is located under the tab of Destination, which is to the left of the menu.
  4. Choose your printer.
  5. Input your preferred values: margins, page layout/orientation, page range, etc.
  6. Select Print button to begin printing immediately.

Instructions on How to Use AirPrint Service

(Note: Only works for printer compatible with AirPrint)

Required things:

  1. AirPrint-supported iDevices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad).
  2. Bonjour software. The software should have already installed on the devices.
  3. A printer with wireless capability.
  4. Both device(s) and printer should share the same 802.11 wireless LAN network.

Steps:

  1. Turn your iDevice(s) and the printer as well. Make sure both use the same LAN network.
  2. On your iDevice(s), access any applications of your choice.
  3. Find an arrow icon on the app. Bring forth menu options by tapping the arrow icon.
  4. You will be presented with a dropdown menu. Go to “Print”.
  5. Select the printer you use.
  6. Tap either the (+) or (-) to specify the number of copies you prefer.
  7. Tap the On/Off button to enable or disable the duplex printing option.
  8. To print multiple pages of document, tap “Range” and tap “All pages”. Alternatively, you can manually set the page range to print.
  9. Tap “Print” to begin the process.

Canon PIXMA MG3260 Specification

Print
Speed Colour Up to 5.0ipm Colour Print
Speed Monochrome Up to 9.2ipm Mono Print
Product Group Output A4
Double Sided Printing Automatic Double Sided Printing
Printer Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi Print
Print Method Inkjet FINE print head technology 4-colour systemwithmin. 2pl ink droplet size 2 FINE Cartridges with ChromaLife100
Scan
Scanner Optical Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi Scan
Scan Facility Present Yes
Scanner Bit Depth Flatbed scan 48bit input / 24bit output (RGB each 16bit/8bit)
Scanner Features Scan to PC, Document Scan (PDF, Compact PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG), Photo Scan (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), Auto ScanMode, PDF file creation with optional password security, Text recognition (OCR), Scan and Stitch, Scan to Cloud, Scan to e-mail
Scanner Type Flatbed CIS Colour Scanner
Copy
Colour Copier Yes
Copier Functions Document Copying, Photo Copying, Borderless Copying
Copy Facility Present Yes
Copy Speed Colour (FCOT) 20seconds
Interfaces
Interface Type(s) USB, Wireless & Airprint
LCD Screen 7 Segment LED Display
Airprint Compatible Yes
Preview Monitor Type 7 Segment LED Display
Wireless Ready Yes
Compatibility
Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac Compatible
System Requirements Windows 7: 1GHz or faster CPU, 1GB RAM (32bit) / 2GB RAM (64bit) Windows Vista SP1 or SP2: 1GHz or faster CPU, 512MB RAM Windows XP SP3: 300MHz or faster CPU, 128MBRAM Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or higher CD-ROMDrive Display: 800 x 600 or better
Media Handling
Paper Trays 1
Paper Handling Input 1 100 Sheet Input Tray
Maximum Paper Size A4
Media Supported Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum(PT-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201),Photo Paper Pro Luster (LU-101),Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use” (GP-501),Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101)
Paper Size A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial #10), 10x15cm, 13x18cm,20x25cm
Paper Weight 64 to 105g/Sq m (supported Canon special media up to approx. 300 g/m²)
Scanner Document Size A4/LTR (216x297mm)
Barcodes & Labels
Barcode 4960999846972
Physical
Mono or Colour Printer Colour
Multifunction Summary Print/Scan/Copy
Technology Multifunction Inkjet Printer
Case Colour Black
Dimensions 449mm (W) x 304mm (D) x 152mm (H) – Weight 5.5kg
Environmental Operating Temperature 5 to 35C – Humidity 10 to 90%
Noise Level 42.5dbA
Power Consumption 20W (Max) / 2.0W (Standby) / 0.3W (Saving)
Product Summary Canon PIXMA MG3260 A4 Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Voltage/ Power/ Frequency 100 to 240VAC / 50 to 60Hz
Software
Software Included MP Driver including Scanning Utility My Image Garden CREATIVE PARK PREMIUMaccess Full HD Movie Print [11] QuickMenu Easy-WebPrint EX (download) [12]
In the Box
In The Box PIXMA MG3250 All-In-One, Power cord, FINE Cartridges PG-540 (Black) and CL-541 (Colour), Multilingual set up guides, Warranty sheet, Setup software and Users manual CD including My Image Garden with text OCR and HD Movie Print

Canon PIXMA MG3260 Driver Download & Manual Installation For Windows, MacOS and Linux

You only need to click the web link provided below to download the Driver and Software Canon PIXMA MG3260. Then, you can follow the manual instruction. There is also an alternative to downloading the user manual to complete the process of installation.

Canon PIXMA MG3260 Software & Driver Download