I'm trying to use a Brother MFC-8840DN printer with Windows 7. The printer is in really good shape and I would hate to throw it out because my computers are now Windows 7.
Neither Brother nor Windows has a driver on their website. Is there any emulation software, hardware or some way to be able to print from a Windows 7 computer to the printer?
I've seen a little on Windows 7 "XP mode". Would that solve my problem? How would I use Office 2010 to print over XP mode?
The IP address is known, the problem is there are no drivers for a MFC-8840DN in Windows 7. The last Full Driver & Software Package available was for Vista 64bit version.
Now I haven't been able to read about the "XP mode" in Windows 7, but I'm hoping this would be an option.
The drawback to this may be I'll have to install my Office 2010 in XP mode, I don't know.
One other thing. The only software package on the Brother's website for the 8840 in Windows 7 is something called BRAdmin Professional. This is something else I need to research to see if it can resolve my issue.
You just verified something I was considering after reading another thread below. I would not have thought a Vista 64bit version would work for a Windows 7 machine, but it's worth a try.
I'm a Network Engineer now so I'm not up to date on the latest Windows setups. One thing I do remember with Windows NT and 2000, mixing version drivers was not a good thing so this is new territory for me. It will be great if it works.
I'll leave this thread open until I verify it and share the results with everyone else.
You've got the TALENT! Configuring a VISTA driver on a Windows 7 computer worked.
This would have never worked in the old days. I appreciate you responding to my post and having the know how.
Once I get past this year I need to get my MCSE updated.