Among the highly rated printers that are compatible with Windows 8 include HP Officejet Pro276dw, Epson Expression Premium XP-819 and Canon Pixma MG7120. These ratings are based on a review conducted by PCWorld magazine on inkjet multi-function type printers. When on the lookout for printers to be used with a computer with a Windows 8 OS, it should be noted that not all printer models will be recognized by the operating system, and it may take a bit of work to install the appropriate driver for the printer.

Printer compatibility has always been an issue each time the Windows operating system upgrades. This same trend is true when the Windows upgraded from version 7 to version 8, noted PC magazine. With the Windows 8 version, some printers are immediately recognized and installed, while the drivers for other printers are not pre-installed with the OS and the drivers that came with the printers are not recognized as legitimate.

The usual fix for printers that are not recognized by the Windows 8 operating system is to search for its driver online and then install it into the OS. The drivers for the printers can usually be found via the manufacturer's website where it can be downloaded and installed into the Windows 8 OS.

Among the printer brands and models that can be used immediately with Windows 8 are Canon Pixma printers, some 450 HP printer models and some Epson printer models. Apart from the printers already mentioned, other highly rated printers that are compatible with Windows 8 OS include Epson Workforce 845 and HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-In-One Printer.