Print Performance Issue on NT 4.0 compared to Win98
Posted on 2001-09-18
Environment: WinNT 4.0 sp6
LAN: 10/100 Mbps
Application: Windows apps, eg. powerpoint used
Printer: PCL based printer
Printing of a 93 page powerpoint file took 7 minutes to complete spooling. The same file is printed on Windows 98 and it took 2 minutes to complete spooling.
(how I measured spooling time is measuring from the Windows printer console the time between the print job appearing and disappearing on the screen)
I have checked an option on the NT driver to print immediately while receiving the spool file but it still spools the entire file before printing. On 98, as soon as it spools 1 page, it will print as it spools the subsequent pages.
Is this a known problem on NT?