Canon F80 will work with XP home only Not Win 7 in XP mode
DC Maxx "Wood", Amazon
26 March 2010
Summary: Have this machine on my Dads machine since he has Windows XP Dell Optiplex. Canon released some new driver for this printer it will work with Windows XP however you may sometimes have to reset the UPS connections to NOT to time out for energy savings otherwise you will get message that it lost communication with the CPU. [This is a Microsoft problem not a Canon Problem] Heck this printer is 6 years old and I used it with windows 98 for crying out loud.
Summary: I've owned this for 5 years. Good: Still working. Good black and white prints/copies/faxes. Compact size. Bad: LCD display is hard to read. Color ink heads clogged within the first year so I've used it as a black and white printer ever since. Tried cleaning but it didn't work. Colors aren't good enough for high quality photos. (hence use as B&W) Printer keeps telling me it is out of ink when it has ink. Have to hit "resume" button to continue. No double sided printing.
Summary: I had two of these for at least 6 years. Both were refurbished. As a teacher, I made printed class sets and transparencies. I did replace the print head on one several years ago. Finally this spring, one made died; the other is still doing fine. Ink is cheap. I'd buy another one anytime!
Summary: purchased this printer with high hopes but like any other Canon product I have owned failed. The print software required me to change my whole system configuration and slowed down my computer but yet still freezes and refuses to print. The quality is HORRIBLE any image I try and print there is faint lines in the page. When you call customer support there just about as unuseful as the printer. The print head broke after normal use of printing papers, emails, etc.
Summary: The software/driver for this printer will not work properly with Windows XP, SP2. It causes computer freeze, requiring a reboot, in which data will be lost when trying to print from many applications. It also adversely affect the address drop downs in your internet browser. Canon offers a bandaid fix, but the issue has been known since the release of SP2 and Canon has not and will not fix this issue.
Summary: The Multipass F80 is the best multi-function machine for home use. It's not designed for heavy, industrial usage, but has solid quality for everyday home user's needs. It's pretty good as a color printer, but it's the color fax function that's really cool. Its small footprint fits most desks well, too.
Summary: I did a lot of research before purchasing this machine. Although I really wanted another Canon machine, it's cost was too high for me. After checking many websites and finding a good price I purchased this machine and I haven't been sorry. It does everything I need it to do and more. I do a lot of faxing, printing, and copying and I have never had a bad print. The scans that I've done have been high quality and the software makes the job even easier.
Summary: I think this is really a good printer, I tried to copy, to scan and to print of course ( I don't tried to fax yet). All is perfect. Except one thing: the LCD is too small ! And in addition, for read what is write on the LCD, you must put your eyes in a specific position... So i put only 4 stars because it's a very good printer but the LCD is not perfect.
Summary: I have a f80 canon that's about 14 months old and the printhead started running the colors together. Went to Staples where i got the printed and the printhead they have that is supose to fit all E- tanks won't fit the f80. They called the Canon company and was told they don't put this product on the shelf,has to be special order and hope it fits. Not a very good product if they don't make parts for it that you can get from the dealers.