Win VISTA driver WORKS for MFC-9700 in Win 7

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Anna - Feb 15, 2011 at 02:14 PM
 Ivan - Jan 25, 2012 at 02:30 PM
SOLVED: just upgraded to Win 7 ... MUST use Windows "VISTA" driver to get Brother MFC-9700 printer to work with Windows "7" ...... download "Full Driver & Software Package" here (copy & paste):

https://support.brother.com/g/b/producttop.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc9700_us

this will download the "mflpro" folder. Open the "mflpro" folder and select "Setup9700" and follow instructions. Voila! your Brother MFC-9700 now works in Windows "7".

I've since printed numerous documents in Windows "7" using the "Vista" driver for the MFC-9700 now, without one hitch!

ISSUE that was solved: after upgrading OS to Windows 7, now discovered that "Windows 7 is NOT compatible with Brother MFC-9700 printer."

TRICK: So again, even though you recently upgraded to Win "7", the Windows "VISTA" driver DOES work for successfully operating the Brother MFC-9700 in Windows "7".

Note: on the Windows VISTA download page, you do "Not" need to download "add printer wizard driver" at all. Skip it. The only download you need is the Windows VISTA "Full Driver & Software Package" (58.67MB)

If this SOLUTION helped you, RATE this reply. you may contact me to let me know it worked for you or if you have any questions. Anna

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Feb 15, 2011 at 03:56 PM
Hello Anna,

Thank you very much, very nice of you. Would you like a contributor or moderator to publish you solution in the Faq?

Best regards
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Yes definitely publish the solution (I wanna put a smile on as many folks as possible), and you're very welcome! Before I found this solution, my Brother MFC-9700 laser printer becoming NO longer compatible with my upgrade to Windows "7" was quite a bummer. But by using the Win "VISTA" (Full Driver & Software Package) download from the Brother website instead, my Brother MFC-9700 is back up & printing Windows "7" documents.
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Feb 16, 2011 at 04:30 AM
Hello Anna

Thanks for all the smiles, it's very generous of you.

Your article has been posted

http://ccm.net/faq/11931-win-vista-driver-works-for-mfc-9700-in-win-7

Have a very nice day
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I use the printers loaded on Windows 7 . Click star /Devices and Printers /Add printer Tab/ and choose brother, select t MFC 7340. I was able to print on my MFC 9700 with those drivers
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