Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

02 Mar 2010   #1
tjhall23

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2010   #3
lmills01

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?
Thanks,
Lewis
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


27 Jun 2011   #4
Jimcav

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Issues with Sharing Brother HL-1440 on Windows 7




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7: File and Folder Sharing Issues
I rebooted after I installed some Windows Updates and ATI Catalyst 10.1. Now my neither shared folders nor my shared printer can be accessed over the network from other computers. No settings were changed, everything in the Network and Sharing Center was verified to be the way it should be....
Network & Sharing
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/
Drivers
Install Brother HL-1440 as network printer on Windows 7
I cannot find a driver when trying to install the printer over my home network. Printer is installed and working on Dell XP 3100 Printer has prevously been installed via usb on Tosh Win 7 Printer & file sharing are set up on both computers Files and printers can be seen from the Tosh that are...
Drivers
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...
Hardware & Devices
Brother MFC-7820N Sharing problem
Hi Guys, I have a 3 computer network 192.168.1.101 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 192.168.1.102 Windows XP Professional 32 Bit 192.168.1.103 Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit USB Brother MFC-7820N 192.168.1.105 Samsung CLX-3170 Bluetooth Printer All of them has Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 ...
Network & Sharing
Windows XP Home/Windows 7 Networking: Sharing issues.
Hi there. This could be a Windows 7 or a Win XP issue. I'm not sure which. I have two desktops. One running Windows 7 Home Premium, the other running Windows XP Home edition. I've got them networked by wireless dlink router (although using cables running off the ethernet ports) and they are...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:16.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App