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Windows 7: Win 7 driver needed for brother hl-1230 printer

18 Jan 2010   #1
knockvale

windows 7
 
 
Win 7 driver needed for brother hl-1230 printer

Brother UK tell me they have no plans for providing a driver for this printer, which runs under XP, which means I am going to have to junk it and also a HP Scanjet 4370. Any solutions? There must be millions of such devices heading for the junkyard simply because of the success of Win 7


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18 Jan 2010   #2
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Don't junk your printer
Run a Virtual XP machine --your printer will still work.

Cheers
jimbo
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19 Jan 2010   #3
knockvale

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Don't junk your printer
Run a Virtual XP machine --your printer will still work.

Cheers
jimbo

Tks Jimbo, but I'm no expert on Windows. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium and was using the "lowest" (ie home version) of XP, so how do I set up a virtual XP machine?

Tks

Knockvale
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04 Mar 2010   #4
arubin

Linux: Slackware64 13
 
 

I have set up a Brother HL-1230 on Windows 7 successfully.

Download the vista drivers from the Brother website. Unzip them and when you come to install the printer browse to where you have unzipped the drivers
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04 Mar 2010   #5
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

The vista drivers didn't work for me. I was getting lots of blank pages and pages with one line of text on them. I'm printing through the USB port on my D-Link router though so it could be a Shareport problem. It prints fine from an XP PC through Shareport though? I haven't tried printing directly from my PC with windows 7 so I would be interested in knowing if the vista drivers work for you.
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05 Mar 2010   #6
arubin

Linux: Slackware64 13
 
 

I had set up the printer for someone else. Their PC does not have a parallel port so I had to use a USB-centronics cable. The test page printed out fine and we then printed out a document which was fine and I have not heard that they have had any problems.
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05 Mar 2010   #7
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knockvale View Post
Brother UK tell me they have no plans for providing a driver for this printer, which runs under XP, which means I am going to have to junk it and also a HP Scanjet 4370. Any solutions? There must be millions of such devices heading for the junkyard simply because of the success of Win 7
Go to this page scroll down to the bottom of the page and find your printer and use the Vista driver

Windows Vista Support for Brother Printer/MFC/FAX/DCP
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05 Mar 2010   #8
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arubin View Post
I had set up the printer for someone else. Their PC does not have a parallel port so I had to use a USB-centronics cable. The test page printed out fine and we then printed out a document which was fine and I have not heard that they have had any problems.
OK, thanks for the feedback. I think my problem is with D-Links Shareport app. This printer gets used 90% of the time by my daughter for school work. Her main PC still has XP on it so she has no problem printing from there. She has a netbook with 7 on it but I told her not to print from that. It would have been nice but its not the end of the world that she can't print from the netbook. I was given the printer and will likely just replace it when it runs out of toner. The new printer will be network friendly so I don't have to use Shareport.
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16 Jun 2010   #9
spam

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arubin View Post
I have set up a Brother HL-1230 on Windows 7 successfully.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arubin View Post

Download the vista drivers from the Brother website. Unzip them and when you come to install the printer browse to where you have unzipped the drivers
Hi. I'm no expert. I have a new PC with Windows 7 (64). I purchased a parallel cable to usb adapter. My PC can see my printer and refers to it as an unspecified device (IEEE-1284 Controller).

I went to the Brother site and downloaded the HL-1230 driver (Vista 64 version) as suggested. I can see the zipped folder in my downloads folder. When I unzip it, they go to : C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp

When I attempt to "follow this path", I can't find it.

I then unzippefd the folder to my desktop. However, none of the files appear to download a driver when I double-click on them.

Please help, I'm getting extremely frustrated. Sorry if I sound like a right amateur.

Spam
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16 Jun 2010   #10
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

There is no executable file but if you use the search for driver option and browse to the correct folder it should install.
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