Windows 8 Compatible Printers & Printer Drivers
Since the release of Microsoft Windows 8 we have had a number of enquiries from people asking if a printer or multifunction is compatible with Windows 8.
The quick answer is that most of the newer printers are compatible with Windows 8. New machines usually have built-in drivers that support Windows 8 and will enable you to use the printer’s basic functions.
Microsoft has a website that will enable you to find out if the printer you want to buy (obviously from Printerbase) is compatible with Windows 8. I have searched for some of our most popular printers and they all come up as compatible due to the ‘built-in drivers’. Printers come with two drivers - built-in drivers and manufacturer original drivers. If available I recommend that you download the latest manufacturer drivers because they will give you full access to all the printer’s features.
To access the Windows 8 Compatibility Center click here
Windows 8 Printer Drivers & Support
Even though your printer maybe compatible with Windows 8, you may find that due to the limitations of the built-in driver you’ll have only the basic features. Below are links to manufacturer information pages that detail support for Windows 8 and in some cases links to the latest Windows 8 print drivers.
I’d recommend that you install the Brother original drivers because this will give you full functionality of Brother specific features. Below are links where you can download the latest Brother drivers
Dell - Windows 8 Printer Support
Epson – Windows 8 Printer Support
Kyocera - Windows 8 Printer Support
Lexmark - Windows 8 Printer Support
Samsung – Windows 8 Printer Support
Xerox – Windows 8 Printer Support
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