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Windows 7: Driver for Brother HL 1440 Printer


23 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Driver for Brother HL 1440 Printer

I have been unable to find a Windows 7 driver for my Brother HL 1440 printer.

Has anyone an idea of where I can get one or if even exists?

Thank you/


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25 Jun 2009   #2

 

Brother: HL-1440: Downloads: Drivers: United States

Try this one, and maybe try to run it in Vista or Xp Comp.
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25 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Brother: HL-1440: Downloads: Drivers: United States

Try this one, and maybe try to run it in Vista or Xp Comp.
YES!!! Thank you very much.
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26 Jun 2009   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
YES!!! Thank you very much.
You're welcome

- Sergio
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10 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 
Solution

Install the Brother HL-2045 driver. Win 7 recognizes it and it works across networks for lower HL-printers such as the HL-12XX and HL-14XX series of printers.
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21 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultima 64 bit
 
 

Just plug it in and let Windows find the driver. I did and it works just fine
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24 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

When I plug in my printer (Brother HL 1440), Windows does not "detect new hardware" and try to find the printer driver for me. The Help says that's what is supposed to happen, and does not give any alternatives to "force" Windows 7 to detect new hardware.

When I looked up how to run "in compatibility mode," the only option was to run a specific program in compatibility mode. So how would one try to install a printer driver in Vista or XP compatibility mode?

Also, when I try to install the HL1440 printer driver for Vista, I get an error that it can't find the file C:\Wiondows\INF\prnbr001.inf.

So frustrating upgrading to new versions of Windows! It breaks all my drivers every time. Grrrrr...
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02 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 
Issue with Sharing HL-1440

I have a Brother HL-1440 connected by USB to a new computer running Windows 7 (64-bit). The new computer is connected by an Ethernet cable to a wireless router that in turn is connected (wirelessly) to another computer running Windows XP. I am already able to share files between the two computers, and would like the XP computer to be able to share the HL-1440 connected to the Windows 7 computer.

I have no problem printing from the Windows 7 computer to the HL-1440 directly - Windows 7 found the driver automatically. However, when I go to the XP computer, and try to add the HL-1440 as a new printer, I get a popup stating that "The other [Windows 7] computer does not contain the correct printer driver .....". I then ask it to search for the correct printer driver, and another popup states that "The .INF file is missing ...."

I have tried re-installing the original HL-1440 driver on my Windows 7 computer, but that did not have any apparent effect.

Any suggestions?
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21 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 
No 1200 dpi option

I'm using Windows 7 Professional (64-bit). I plugged in my Brother HL-1440 printer via USB and Windows 7 found it and loaded the driver. It works fine except for one thing. The selectable print quality options are: 300 and 600 dpi. There should be a 1200 dpi option as this printer supports that resolution, I had no problems printing in 1200 dpi using the same printer with Windows XP. Thanks for any helpl
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14 May 2010   #10

Window 7 64 bit
 
 
Solved printing from Win7 64 to Brother HL-1440 on XP

I Solved the problem. There is a mismatch between the printer name in the Windows 7 inf file and the one on the XP computer on which the printer is installed.

It's not hard to fix and this may not seem intuitive at first, but here is the solution:


The printer named "Brother HL-1440 series" is what Windows 7 sees when it locates the printer on the network. You can see the name by going to the XP box and looking at the driver name on the Advanced tab for the Printer properties dialog:

Start/Printers and Faxes/select printer/right-click/properties/Advanced

That name is defined in the printer driver inf file on the target computer. I looked in that file and saw the following list:

[DriverName]
"Brother HL-1230 series" = BROHL123.PPD,LPTENUM\BrotherHL-1230_serieE46E,BrotherHL-1230_serieE46E
"Brother HL-1440 series" = BROHL144.PPD,LPTENUM\BrotherHL-1440_serie0BD1,BrotherHL-1440_serie0BD1
"Brother HL-1450 series" = BROHL145.PPD,LPTENUM\BrotherHL-1450_serie9BDC,BrotherHL-1450_serie9BDC
"Brother HL-1470N series" = BROHL147.PPD,LPTENUM\BrotherHL-1470N_seri8521,BrotherHL-1470N_seri8521

Now I needed to see what Windows 7 was trying to use. I downloaded the Brother HL-1440 uninstall tool from here:

Brother Solutions Center: HL-1440: Downloads: United States

Next I ran the uninstall tool on the Windows 7 side and selected HL-1440 in the list, clicked the Search Inf button, then selected the file named C:\Windows\INF\oem21.inf and clicked View. The name in that file is:

"Brother HL-1440" = MS_BRH1440U.GPD,BROTHERHL-1440_SERIE0BD1,Brother_HL-1440_USB,Brother_HL-1440 ; Hardware ID

The XP machine defines the printer as "Brother HL-1440 series" while the Windows 7 name defines it as "Brother HL-1440". I edited the XP inf file in notepad and duplicated the line for "Brother HL-1440 series" and renamed the printer to "Brother HL-1440" so it looked like this:

[DriverName]
"Brother HL-1230 series" = BROHL123.PPD,LPTENUM\BrotherHL-1230_serieE46E,BrotherHL-1230_serieE46E
"Brother HL-1440 series" = BROHL144.PPD,LPTENUM\BrotherHL-1440_serie0BD1,BrotherHL-1440_serie0BD1
"Brother HL-1440" = BROHL144.PPD,LPTENUM\BrotherHL-1440_serie0BD1,BrotherHL-1440_serie0BD1
"Brother HL-1450 series" = BROHL145.PPD,LPTENUM\BrotherHL-1450_serie9BDC,BrotherHL-1450_serie9BDC
"Brother HL-1470N series" = BROHL147.PPD,LPTENUM\BrotherHL-1470N_seri8521,BrotherHL-1470N_seri8521

Then I updated the driver on the XP machine to use the new name. Now that the names match I can use the Add Printer wizard to add the driver and all is well.

You could also duplicate the line in the Windows 7 file and edit the copy so it matches the name on the XP box. It's up to you which side you edit, but I was hesitant to mess with Windows 7 system files.

What a pain... You would think some sort of hardware ID would be used rather than a string value to identify a hardware device. Anyway, after nearly 6 months of off-and-on battling I can print.

Hope this helps.
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