The Windows XP operating system includes a variety of Brother
drivers as standard. These drivers - developed in conjunction
with Microsoft - allow you to connect a wide variety of Brother
products to a PC running the Windows XP operating system.
The Brother device will then identify itself to the Windows
XP PC and the appropriate device drivers will be installed
automatically (this type of driver is known as an 'In-box' driver).
Using the 'In-Box Drivers'
Make sure that your Brother product is not powered on. Using
the appropriate connection (either USB or Parallel) connect
the Brother product to your Windows XP computer. Now power
on the Brother device. In your Taskbar a pop-up Window should
appear informing you that Windows XP has identified a new device.
Windows XP will now do further analysis to see which
is the appropriate driver to install as it does this,
the text in the pop-up Window may change.
The appropriate device driver will now be installed
onto your XP PC after it is installed you will see the following:
You are now ready to use your Brother product.
What is a Native Device driver?
In addition to In-box drivers, Brother is also developing
Native drivers. A native Brother printer driver is a driver
developed exclusively by Brother. Generally speaking, these
drivers are more powerful than the 'in-box' drivers that are
supplied with the Windows XP operating system. We recommend
the use of a native driver (if available) if you wish to access
all of the driver features described in your product literature.