Last Updated on 29.07.2023 by DriverNew
Drivers and software for operating systems Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 7 Vista XP (64-bit / 32-bit)
Scanner Model: Brother MDS-820W
This software is for installing the scanner driver as well as other software to use all of the scanner’s functions.
Correct installation of the scanner driver: Do not connect the scanner to the computer. Start installing the software first. During installation, a message will appear on the monitor informing you when to connect the scanner to your computer.
If you see the message ‘Found New Hardware’ on the screen, click Cancel and disconnect the USB cable. Then proceed to install the software. A common mistake when installing a driver is that you first connect the device to your computer using a USB cable and then install the driver. In this case, the operating system detects the connected device and installs its own driver, which may not work correctly or not work at all. However, some other devices may work fine with the driver installed by the operating system. Therefore, if there is a driver specially created for your device, then first start installing this driver and only then connect the device to the computer.
Software for Windows operating systems
Operating systems: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 7 Vista XP (64-bit / 32-bit)
Software for MAC operating systems
Operating systems: macOS 12.x, macOS 11.x, macOS 10.15.x, macOS 10.14.x, macOS 10.13.x
Double-click the downloaded .exe file. It will be decompressed and the Setup screen will be displayed. Follow the instructions to install the software and perform the necessary settings.After installing this software, you will be able to scan and use all scanner functions. You don’t need any other software.
If you have problems using this software, you can use the easier way to scan documents and photos.
How to scan documents and save them on a computer (If the printer is multifunctional and can act as a scanner).
Use the “Windows Fax and Scan” software to scan documents. This software is in the Windows operating system. The quickest and easiest way to open “Windows Fax and Scan” is to search for it. Type “Windows Fax” in the search bar and select it in the search results. In Windows 10, the search bar is right next to the “Start” button. In previous versions of Windows, the search bar might be inside the “Start” menu. If you’d rather not search, “Windows Fax and Scan” is available via the “Start” menu in every version of Windows.In the software menu, click “New Scan” to go to the settings. The scanner must be connected to the computer.
You can change scanner settings or click “Scan” to scan documents.
“Windows Fax and Scan” looks the same on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 because Microsoft hasn’t updated the interface of the program since introducing it in Windows Vista. No matter what version of Windows you use, follow these instructions to scan a document or photo on your MFP or standalone scanner.