Windows 10: Unable to install printer drivers

Discus and support Unable to install printer drivers in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I recently changed my old hard drive to a ssd drive and installed Windows fresh.I'm having difficulty installing my Brother printer drivers. I've... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by sepi2008, May 8, 2021.

  1. sepi2008 Win User

    Unable to install printer drivers


    I recently changed my old hard drive to a ssd drive and installed Windows fresh.I'm having difficulty installing my Brother printer drivers. I've searched the web for this problem and didn't find anything useful! I download the driver file and when I run as administrator, Windows first gives the Smart Screen message that it's not a safe application and option is to Don't Run and under More info, I get to run it anyways, then it gives another warning about unknown author! The drivers are from Brother website After I bypass that message it says decompression error, failed

    :)
     
    sepi2008, May 8, 2021
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  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Unable to install printer drivers on Windows10 64bit Pro

    Hi Grey,

    It is possible that you're unable to install printer drivers due to compatibility issue or corrupted drivers. To provide you the accurate resolution, we'd like to gather more information:

    • What is the make and model of your computer?
    • Since you've mentioned that you've followed a dozen suggestions, what are those troubleshooting steps you've done so far?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you follow the steps in this article on how to troubleshoot printer problems
    in Windows 10. You can expand each section and perform the instructions which you're not yet done.

    Additionally, you may also check the information shared by Andre Da Costa on this
    thread about how to determine if you're computer is compatible
    with Windows 10.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, May 8, 2021
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  3. 95Viper Win User
    Virtual Pdf Printer Driver Won't install and Fixes won't work

    You might be able, if needed, to get the old version, here at oldapps web site (disclaimer: I do not vouch for this site... check any and downloads with your fav malware/antivirus apps): Old Version of PrimoPDF for Windows XP

    PrimoPDF forums are down it seems... however, I found this at PCReview forums, quote from "Unable to Install "Software" Printers":

    Same solution on MSDN thread, "cannot install printer driver in XP Embedded":
     
    95Viper, May 8, 2021
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  4. Unable to install printer drivers

    Unable to install printer in Win10 due to spooler stopping

    Let us resolve your issue in installing your printer. We suggest that you follow the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Uninstall all your printer software and drivers.
    • Disconnect your printer cables; then, restart your computer.
    • Download and install your printer software and drivers from the manufacturer website.
    • One you're done, connect your printer; then, check if the issue still persists.

    Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.
     
    Michael Gall, May 8, 2021
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