Having just spent over 4 hrs pursuading this printer's software to install on Vista (Home premium), I'm less than impressed! However, after eventually trying ever trick I know of I finally got it to work. It is a good printer, and copier (haven't tried the scan yet) - well built, good print quality, and easy to use. Note. Some of the supplied software does not work on Vista (check out the canon support site) and canon support, whilst very polite, is of poor quality - inaccurate responses and of little help - use google instead. Having had many canon products, I can quite imagine that this printer will install and work well on XP. But, unless you are technically confident and patient I wouldn't bother with this printer if your machine runs Vista.