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Windows 7: Issues with Sharing Brother HL-1440 on Windows 7

02 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
Issues with Sharing Brother HL-1440 on Windows 7

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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02 Mar 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Hi tjhall23,

I'm not sure about your particular situation, but you're welcome to try this tutorial. Please let me know if it helps at all: Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - the How-To Geek


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19 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

Having the exact same issue with the exact same set-up. If the original poster is still around, how did you solve the issue? Anybody else have thoughts?
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27 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
Sharing Now Working

I had the same problem and also tried to fix it from the Win 7 end without success. What worked was just running the original installation CD installer on each XP computer and selecting the shared network printer as the location. Now the XP computers are happy to print to the Win 7 shared HL-1440.
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