Windows 10: Unable to get Brother Printer drivers working in Win10

  1.    09 Aug 2015 #1

    Unable to get Brother Printer drivers working in Win10

    After upgrade from 7 to 10 my 2 brother printers were visible and apparently ready. The HL2270DW would not print - just spooled forever but the MFCJ825DW worked. I tried using the Brother uninstall tool to remove the laser driver then installed the W8.1 package for it. Would not install. So I wondered if the other printer was to blame and removed it as well and re-installed. I have done this many times now getting progressively more thorough including removing all mentions of Brother drivers using Devices and Printers interface, uninstalling in Device Manager installing in a different order and as administrator, removing folders left over etc. The result is always the same. I can get one of them installed but attempting to print gives the error Driver not installed - do you want to install? Click through, install via windows process but it fails anyway.

    Any idea what is causing this please? Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 home and pro
       19 Aug 2015 #2

    Yes. I had almost the same problem with all my printers including my brothers. The problem was the spooler service. I used the printer troubleshooter and it immediately fixed the spooler. It's only been a day so I don't know if the spooler will fail again. I'm watching it.

    What is your motherboard? I have an intel dp35dp. Windows 10 update showed compatible but intel is showing no drivers for Windows 10. That concerns me and I'm conscious of the 30 day revert clock.
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  3.    19 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks for help. I ended up reinstalling windows 10 last weekend. This lost me my easy revert of course but it has solved the printer problem.
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