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Description of Problem 100000035913

The wired or wireless printer is connected to the network. How do I install the printer driver in Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2008 R2, or Server 2012?

Description of Solution 200000045948

1.    Ensure that you are logged on to your computer with Administrator rights.  If you are using a personal firewall (other than Windows Firewall), anti-spyware, or antivirus applications, temporarily disable them.


2.    You will need to download the software from the Brother web site. For instructions on how to navigate the Brother website to download the software, please click here.


NOTE:  The Brother CD-ROM included with the printer does not include the software for operating systems released after the printer was manufactured.


3.    Click Next on the welcome screen. 



4.    After reading and accepting the License Agreement, click Yes if you agree to the terms.



5.    Choose your model machine and click Next.



6.    Choose Standard Installation and click Next



7.    Choose Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer and click Next.



8.    Choose Search the network for devices and choose from a list of discovered devices (Recommended) and click Next.



9.    Choose the Brother printer and click Next.



10. When the "Setup Complete" window appears, make the following selections, and then click Finish:


-      You may select On-Line Registration and follow the on-screen instructions to register your Brother printer.


-      You may select to Set as Default Printer.


-      You may select Enable Status Monitor, which is a software tool for monitoring device status and error notification from your PC.



11.  When prompted to restart the computer, select the option to restart the computer. 


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