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Unable To Locate Scanner On Multi-function Printer


Windows 7 unable to locate scanner on multi-function printer (print/scan/fax/pc fax). Despite all functionality, including scanner, of multi-function printer (brother mfc-5440cn) working properly in vista, subsequent to upgrade pc unable to locate scanner utility and scanner unable to locate pc.

In reviewing hardware/devices detail, system has been defaulted to lexmark scanner, which has never existed or been in prior iterations (e.g. Xp, vista, etc. ) On prior or new pcs. Unable to delete or uninstall lexmark to install brother model and apparently multi-function capability is not recognized by windows 7.


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I put this under hardware and drivers because it pertains to the functionality of windows with hardware, more specifically video cards and monitors. We in the it department are evaluating windows 7 currently (skipped vista because of functional needs) and in our tests we came across this problem. Granted we can drag the windows open across the monitors or manually set the window size, but this to us is an extreme problem as we would have to instruct all of those users on how they can achieve this goal.

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1 " why was this feature removed from later productions?

2 " is there an effort to re-institute this feature in later windows versions?

I know windows vista/7 (as i read) will not have this ability, but i need to know if this will become part of the next generation. As it is i will have a very hard time explaining this to people that use our board room with 2 x 2 displays on the wall without having to expend more money for something that was at one time a feature of the windows environment.


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