Windows 10: What you need to know

You’ve probably already heard about and considered upgrading to Windows 10, but with a patchy history not least of which included printer compatibility problems, you may be slow to get on board. While we can’t help with all your computer problems, we can help you figure out whether printer compatibility is something you need to worry about this time round.

On the most part the answer is no. If you bought your printer within the last two to three years, many printers that have worked with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 should also be compatible with Windows 10. We still recommend double checking before deciding to upgrade to Windows 10, particularly if your printer is more than two or three years old. Thankfully all our brands have some level of support and all have software and driver pages enabling you to search for your model and check if there is a Windows 10 supported driver available. If you do have any problems during your upgrading, reinstalling these drivers should solve the problem. Many older printers for the majority of brands will probably work with Windows 10 but on limited functions. Downloading any new drivers available for your model should enable you to use all the original features with Windows 10 OS.

Carry on reading to check what kind of support your brand offers and get links to the relevant pages and information. If you’re in the market for a new printer at the moment and want to make sure you’ve got Windows 10 compatibility straight out of the box, take a look at our top Windows 10 ready printers below.

Brother

Most of the Brother models support Windows 10, or will support Windows 10 in the future. You may experience problems with some of the software or features if you upgrade your machine without first uninstalling your current drivers and software. Brother does also provide FAQs if you experience problems with printing or scanning after you upgrade. To check whether your model will be compatible with Windows 10, and for links to download the relevant drivers for the Windows 10 OS if your model is compatible, see this Brother support statement and table.

Canon

The majority of Canon printers also support Windows 10. Similar to Brother, you can head to their website to check the drivers and software for your device and reinstall any new updates for Windows 10 compatibility. You can click here to reach their drivers and downloads support page.

Dell

Dell have also released a table of all printer models indicating whether a Windows 10 package is available and if so, whether there is a CD package, an update available within Windows or included with Windows 10. Many do have a Windows 10 package and the vast majority that do have a package available are either included in Windows 10 or have a Windows update available. You can also visit their drivers and downloads page to check the drivers that are available for your model.

Epson

Epson have set up a dedicated Windows 10 support page with a clear step by step process for getting any drivers or software needed for Windows 10. The process is easy to follow by selecting your printer or scanner model from the drop down lists and declaring your Windows 10 edition and connection type. Just like Brother you can find detailed FAQ’s if you have any problems.

HP

The vast majority of HP printers will be Windows 10 compatible without having to reinstall any drivers. If issues do occur than the latest Windows 10 drivers can be installed, and they provided all the relevant driver and software support as well as a list of compatible printers.

Kyocera

Kyocera likewise has a driver and support center similar to Epson with simple drop down lists to select your printer and find the relevant drivers to download. As with all the brands any current and future models should have Windows 10 already built in and ready to go.

Lexmark

Lexmark also have a support page set up with links to help you from finding out whether your model is Windows 10 compatible to getting started with Windows 10 and your printer once you’re ready to go. From there you can also explore their compatibility page, with details on which printers offer Windows 10 compatibility and how to find and install relevant drivers. There are also plenty of links to further information if you need more guidance.

OKI

As with Epson and Kyocera downloading the drivers for your model is easily done via their drivers and software page. Simply select your model from the drop down list to view the drivers available and download any necessary updates for your Windows 10 edition. All newer models and most of the older model printers are compatible with Windows 10 so finding and downloading the drivers should be no problem. You can also view a full list of compatibility details for all printer models here.

Ricoh

Ricoh’s driver and software section lets out either search for your model directly or select your model from the relevant drop down list. From there you can explore the drivers available as well as the past updates to each one to check which now support Windows 10. Most of the models do have an update available.

Samsung

Printers released after June 2013 by Samsung should be ready to use with Windows 10 immediately, otherwise head to their site and download a Samsung Universal Printer Driver for your model. Their support page lets you search for your model and explore any software and drivers available for download. The date of release is a good indication of whether the driver includes Windows 10 compatibility, many of which do, so look out for any 2016 updates.

Xerox

The majority of Xerox printers and scanners are compatible with Windows 10 and relevant drivers can be downloaded from their drivers and software page which also includes links to any support you may need for installing drivers and preparing your model for Windows 10. All the Xerox scanners on the Printernet website are Windows 10 compatible and you can select your scanner model and download the relevant drivers here. You can also read more from Xerox themselves about Windows 10 compatibility in this short blog post.

Top Windows 10 Ready Printers

windows 10 Brother MFC-J6920DW

Brother MFC-J6920DW A3 Inkjet All In One Printer – £283.93

  • All in one functionality: print, scan, copy and fax.
  • USB, network and wireless connectivity.
  • Superior productivity with 22ppm print speed and automatic double sided printing.
  • High quality printing at 6000 x 1200 dpi print resolution.
  • Advanced NFC technology to print from mobiles in one touch.
  • Enhanced collaborative power with cloud connectivity to scan and share documents on Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and more.
  • Fewer reloads with a 500 sheet paper capacity.

windows 10 HP laserjet pro M402DN

HP  LaserJet Pro M402DN A4 Mono Laser Printer – £167.90

  • USB and network connectivity.
  • Automatic double sided printing for increased production.
  • Fast printing with 40ppm print speed.
  • 600 x 600 dpi.
  • Large loading with a 900 sheet paper capacity.
  • Flexible printing: print from smartphones, tablets and laptops for.
  • Energy efficient.

windows 10 i-SENSYS LBP7110CW

Canon i-SENSYS LBP7110CW A4 Colour Laser Printer – £152.59

  • USB, network and wireless connectivity.
  • 14ppm print speeds for black and colour prints.
  • Professional high quality prints up to 1200 x 1200 dpi ideal for small businesses.
  • Compact design perfect for smaller offices.
  • Flexible ease of access with Remote User Interface and wireless network connectivity.

windows 10 Ricoh SP C250SF

Ricoh SPC250SF A4 All In One Colour Laser Printer – £229.30

  • All in one functionality: print, scan copy and fax.
  • USB, network and wireless connectivity.
  • High quality 2400 x 600 dpi print resolution.
  • Productive printing with 20ppm print speed and double sided printing.
  • Smart Print & Scan App for smartphone and tablets for total printing flexibility.
  • Energy efficient with a 2.0 Energy Star accreditation.

windows 10 Samsung C1860FW

Samsung C1860FW A4 Colour All In One Laser Printer – £219.59

  • All in one functionality: print, scan copy and fax.
  • USB, network and wireless connectivity.
  • Fast 18ppm A4 colour printing speed.
  • Advanced NFC technology for one tap printing from your smartphone.
  • High quality colour print and 600 x 600 dpi print resolution.

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