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USB Printer

Posted on 2005-03-29
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
i have a applicaiton whcih prints only to LPT1, on 98 and xp this application is not able to print on the LasrerJet Printer attached to the system because that is a USB printer,

From some sources i was told the enable printer pooling to make USB behave like a LPT

Dose anyone know how to do this ?
Question by:alifyusuf
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Lee W, MVP earned 336 total points
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I've never heard of using printer pooling to get around this.  I would suggest trying to share the USB printer, then from a DOS prompt, type "NET USE LPT1: \\PCName\PrinterShareName"

I'm not certain that will work, but I figure it's worth a try.
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Callandor earned 332 total points
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RedKelvin earned 332 total points
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Just to build on what the other chaps have already written, looks like that should work fine on XP Pro, but might fall down on XP home, check out this link

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It is the responsibility of the individual posting the question to respond to the experts comments, since this has not been done, I would split the points across all experts that have put in their time making a comment.

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