USB Printer

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 ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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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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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