Model: Panasonic KX-MB 271. Driver for Windows 10, 8 / 8.1 (Version: 1.23). Version: 1.23/1.22. Driver for Panasonic KX-MB 271. Multi-Function Station (Including driver of Printer, Scanner and PC FAX).
Prior to upgrading to Windows 10 yesterday, I was graciously informed by the updater that my all-in-one printer – a Panasonic KX-MB271 – wasn’t compatible. I appreciated knowing this up front. I also was disappointed because the printer has seen low use and I have extra toner cartridges for it.
Still, I chose to go with the upgrade (pluses outweighing this one minus). Sure enough, I couldn’t print.
However, I opened Device Manager and manually selected the drivers for the printer and scanner. This required drilling down into some specific folders, e.g. D:panasonicMFSDriversObjectPrinterWin7VistaXp_x64GDI for the printer.
But it worked. The printer is back in business.
Althoughwhen I rebuild my work desk I will probably find a new home for it and park a Wi-Fi/networkable printer in the nearby storeroom where my router and cable modem live. Note: You can use to check for compatible devices.
However, it definitely works best if you have the specific part number, e.g. Kx-mb271 rather than kxmb271. And, as this post points out, never take it for granted that you’re SOL. Post navigation.