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Windows 7: Brother hl 1440 manual duplex printing

15 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
Brother hl 1440 manual duplex printing

I have my Brother HL 1440 printer installed on a USB port and cannot get it to do manual duplex (2 sided) printing. The driver presents, under Properties/Advanced/AB, the option to do so but when I check the box for manual duplex it does not do so. As far as I know I have the correct driver for Win 7 64bit.

Has anyone experienced this or have a idea where I might find the solution? Brother offers no solution.

Thank you.

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02 Jul 2011   #2

Vista Home Premium 32 and also 64
They don't work for Vista 32 either

Just for your information, I have been unable to get the drivers to consistently work with Vista 32 or 64. I have gotten them to work with 64 at times, but I changed the configuration of my network, and they quit and I have not been able to figure out why. I am once again, after the lapse of several months, trying for a solution. I saw your post and I wanted you to know that it is not something specifically about Windows 7. The drivers worked excellently under XP.
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02 Jul 2011   #3

Vista Home Premium 32 and also 64
Getting printer to work redux

I went to Brother Solutions Center and checked the drivers once again. The one I had downloaded was a few weeks older than the one there now, but it had the same name and version number.

I also downloaded the uninstall tool that was there.

I used the uninstall tool to get rid of each instance of the Brothers printer that I had installed. I had to reboot afterwards.

Before rebooting, I pulled the USB cable to prevent the system from installing the defaults. I then installed the Brothers drivers, getting a message that Windows could not verify the drivers. This was the first time that I have gotten this message, telling me that this was the first time the install actually worked. Always before it just went on. It was using some old driver which the uninstall tool from Brothers removed. I plugged in the USB cable according to the instructions in the Brothers install program. The new driver was installed.

Once I plugged in the cable, Vista also installed a second instance of the printer using the stock drivers. These drivers do not have the full functionality. I now have two instances of the printer: one called Brother HL-1440 and once called Brother HL-1440 series. The one called "series" works with the full features.

I suspect the same general procedure will work with Windows 7, too. Apparently the trick is to get all the files deleted before trying the install. The plug and play will jump in immediately and start doing its thing. Somehow that is what is causing the problem, I think.

It took me several reboots and deletions to get it to work.

Hope this helps.
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