brother MFC 9700 printer driver windows 8

I have tried to install a Brother MFC 9700 to my new laptop running on Windows 8.  I've gone online to Brother's printer driver support website, and it states that all I have to do is connect the printer via USB and that it would automatically install the driver.  No go on this and many other attempts such as trying the "install printer" option in Windows.  Any ideas in getting this printer installed?  So far, when I try to print a test page, I get the dreaded error message.

Thanks!

 

 

Hi Emiliaramirez,

 

Here are the articles which talks about installing printer on Windows 8 Operating System computer.

 

Install a printer

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/install-a-printer

 

Find and install printer drivers

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/find-and-install-printer-drivers

 

You may also refer to this link for downloading drivers for Brother MFC 9700 printer:

 

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&prod=mfc9700_us&c=us_ot&lang=en

 

Hope it helps. For any further Windows related assistance, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

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This is an useless answer.

Just like the OP, my new windows 8 laptop does is not communicating withe printer - I can use my XP netbook with the same printer and cable, so the issue is not with either. Clearly, the preinstalled/built in driver in my new laptop is either corrupted or there is some other sort of conflict with it. The links you gave are already things but myself and the OP have done - IF THEY WORKED, WE WOULDN'T be CONTACTING YOU. 

Your link says just plug the printer, the PC will do the rest and when you go to the Brother's website it basically says, the driver is preinstalled in the laptop, by Windows.

The real question is: WHERE TO GET A FRESH COPY OF THE DRIVER TO REINSTALL

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