Not that I dont believe foreign "tech support" people... LMAO... I took the "Windows 7 Leap of Faith" (AKA:An In Place Upgrade with little to no backup) on my everyday-mainstream-"cant live without it"-workhorse earlier today...
KIDS, DO NTO TRY THIS AT HOME!!!
And all is good! Whew!
I had a support person at Brother confirm to me that they will not have
Windows 7 drivers until early December as shown in the release schedule above!
But according to Microsoft my printer is compatible...???https://www.microsoft.com/windows/co...ters&os=32-bit
Now ask yourself...
Who would you believe?... Some 3rd world, dime-an-hour "tech" or the MS Windows 7 Compatibility page?
Now I have played with Windows 7 in various beta formats for over a year, and I have always found things to work with very little to NO tweaking!!! I have also installed Windows 7 on every PC I own! Thats 3 desktops and a laptop... and ZERO PROBLEMS! I must note that all the other machines were clean installs also... but this was my everyday baby... she's different!
When that 1st attempt at upgrade hit that Brother printer/iTunes snag, I downloaded and installed the very latest Vista driver for the Brother and rebooted! Oh yes I had "deactivated" iTunes (not sure how that mattered) also! Then I immediately launched the upgrade install again...
The 2nd attempt at the upgrade install went flawlessly... I did cringe at 62 minutes when the install went to a crawl, but it picked back up and finished in just under 2 hours. (1:57 to be exact!)
But, my jaw hit the floor when the machine finally came to life under Windows 7... and the printer hit an error!
I calmly hit the button to let Windows 7 try to solve the issue... and WALA it was fixed! I AM A PC, AND WINDOWS 7 IS SO DAMN COOL!!!