Brother 5040 laser printer and Windows 7 64 bit

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Microsoft says it’s not compatible:

https://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?s=brother%20HL%205040&type=Hardware

Initially I installed the 64 bit Windows Vista driver and that seemed to work OK. ┬áBut then I ran Windows Update (from inside the printer control panel thingy) and suddenly now it is listed with other Brother Printers in Windows 7. ┬áThe dialogs are all much fancier as well, so I’m pretty sure it’s really an upgraded driver.

I suggested to MS that it really is supported…


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