Programming Parallel Port in Win2k an XP Problem
Posted on 2004-09-19
Not sure if this is the correct are to place this question but it was the closest I could find.
Here's my probelm:
I am currently writing a program which will communicatewith the parallel port on my PC to an external RF transciever. A friend of mine has tried something similar already and he tells me that I may need some kind of driver. Im doing this on win2k and then maybe win XP. Could someone tell me if this is true. I will be writing the code in C++. Where do I download this driver from and where do I put it when I download it? Is there any chance that I could do harm to my machine if I don't use it corectly or put it in the wrong place?
Why have microsoft done this anyway? is it just for security?
Thanks for any help you might have.