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Vista Printing Blank Pages

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Hey All,

I have Vista Ultimate 64-bit and XP Pro 32-bit installed on my PC. I also have a Brother MFC-8300 Printer hooked up. The printer works just fine under XP, pages print fine. But under Vista, all I get are blank pages, no matter where I print from. Even if I print a test page, it'll print out blank. I've contacted Brother, they told me to contact Microsoft. I contacted Microsoft and they told me to contact Brother, so, I'm getting nowhere. Has anyone had a similar issue with a printer in Vista? If so, does anyone know how to get past it and make it stop printing blank pages?
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Do you have the latest drivers for the printer installed? Also, make sure they are Vista compatible.

Try looking for the drivers on the Brother website.
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Solved the problem. Apparently there's a bug in the Vista 64-bit Built-in drivers for the Brother printers. Below is a link to the pdf and to the Vista Support site so people can download the replacement drivers. I did that and now I can print just fine.

http://www.brother.com/E-ftp/windowsvista/us.html - Vista Support Site
http://pub.brother.com/pub/com/pdf/v...ista64-faq.pdf - Driver Issue PDF
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