Not music related but there are some clever computer chaps here!
I have just replaced my 5yr old Brother MFC-7240 laser printer/scanner with a new Brother DCP-7055. This setup quite easily on the P4 PC (XP HOME) I used for "office" and most internet work (bit of a stumble because it did not like the usb lead that fed the old one??) . So, off I trots to get the printer on my W7/64 laptop. I went thru the same procedure as for the old Bros' (and the inkjet I had before it) "Pinters> Add Printer...did-da..NO! Would not find it. Cut a long short I even got the blasted thing in a box on the lappy that fekkin SAID "BrotherD.2" nope "no drivers". Tried installing as new hardware, got to "have disc?" Yup, put in the Brother setup disc with drivers on it "required information not at this location"!! So, gave up on the laptop and tried an XP pro machine on the same wired network. Now, I have setup loads of ***t on the network going XP to XP but much the same happened as with the laptop, would not find the drivers from the disc nor from the latest download from Brother...Then I had an idea.
I dissed the laptop from the network and installed the complete Brother software then at the prompt, physically took it into the room with the printer and plugged it into the usb lead. Worked. Now it DOES work on the network but surely I should not need to do that? If the same obtains for the XPpro PC I shall have to move the printer!
Needless to say I have contacted Brother and needless to say 24 hours later I am still waiting.