Wednesday, October 27, 2021

New problem with operating system Windows 11 locks out over 90 printers

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More than 90 Brother brand printers should no longer be recognized under Windows 11. The problem occurs when the printer is connected via USB. The printer manufacturer is already working on a solution.

Anyone who has carried out the update for Windows 11 could experience a surprise when printing: The printer manufacturer Brother warns of problems in connection with the new Microsoft operating system.

Over 90 inkjet and laser printers from the manufacturer are currently listed in a list from Brother. The problems mainly concern the recognition of the printer via the USB port. With the affected models, printing via USB is no longer possible in some cases.

In addition, users cannot make any changes to the settings or connect more than one device at the same time via USB.

The problem is known, the exact cause is still being sought, explains Brother. To solve this, a new driver is to be published so that the PC recognizes the printer again.

In the meantime, Brother recommends connecting the printer via WLAN or a LAN cable, if this is technically possible. This is how printing should work again.

It is not the first problem in connection with the new Windows operating system: A few days ago it became known that AMD processors did not work completely error-free under Windows 11. There can be a performance loss of up to 15 percent.

If you depend on a fast PC or have one of the affected Brother printers, you should therefore wait before switching.

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