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Forcing win95 to find parallel port as LPT2:

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Where (registry, INI or what) can I set windows95 to find my only parallel port as LPT2:  I have tried setting the BIOS I/O addr to 278 or 378- it makes no difference win95 always insists on calling it LPT1:
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If you have only 1 parallel port, it will always be LPT1: regardless of it's IO address.  If you need to have a parallel port as LPT2: (perhaps to support some "Brain-dead" software), you'll need to get a second parallel port so that you can have both LPT1: and LPT2:.
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are you on a network?
is there a captured printer on your network necessitating the requirement that you have an lpt2 on your local system?  If so, and you need to print locally, change or have the capture changed so the networked printer is captured to lpt2:, then configure LPT1: as your local printer port.  You cannot capture to LPT1 and use lpt2 locally.
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It is a local port, and yes I have some evil of software that demands the LPT port shifted to 2

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If you have only 1 parallel port, it will always be LPT1: regardless of it's IO address.  If you need to have a parallel port as LPT2: (perhaps to support some "Brain-dead" software), you'll need to get a second parallel port so that you can have both LPT1: and LPT2:.
 

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Thanks jhance and jrbuck! BUT

I don't believe you!  There must be a way to convince windows95 the local port is LPT2: leaving the LPT1: for the network (Novell 4.11)



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