Before you can use the printer, drivers must be installed on the computer where the printer is attached to. Please navigate to the download page for this printer and download the driver. Make sure to select the proper version of Windows 8 (32 or 64-bit) before downloading. The driver will be located on the Driver tab. Download the drivers, install them (with the printer plugged out from the USB port), attach the printer and the operating system will install it. Once the process completes, you can use the printer for your job.