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Problem reinstalling Brother MFC 8440D.

I am reinstalling my Brother MFC-8840D. The PC (Win XP) is now able to print to the MFC (connected via USB) but the Scansoft Paperport wouldn't install. I tried Uninstalling but when I tried to re-nstall the only choice is REPAIR OR REMOVE. BUT my main problem is that I cannot see the MFC under Scanners and Cameras. What do I need to do to fix this?

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Uninstall the brother software for this machine, then reinstall the softeware. the paper port some times will install automaticly or you may have to click on iy to indtall. brother tech

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