Add a Virtual Printer Port for USB

As the title says, how do you do this? I have a Windows 2000 Professional box that doesn't have this Virtual Port under Ports tab. Any ideas on how to get this added?

Thanks in Advance
nlucenkoAsked:
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baconyiCommented:
from what ive read so far, the usb port only shows up in the printers if a usb printer has once been installed, and recommended installation is off the manufacturer CD.
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baconyiCommented:
what is it that you wnat to do?  make it think its a parallel port?
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nlucenkoAuthor Commented:
I'm trying to manually add the printer. So I add local printer, than manually configure it, then try to select Virtual USB printer port which is usually an option under Ports. That option is not there. So I need to add that port some how.
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baconyiCommented:
the port should be there already, select the option above that "use the following port"
Billy
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baconyiCommented:
scratch that, i just tried on my machine and same as yours, isnt an option to select....
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nlucenkoAuthor Commented:
All the machines I've came across have two of those ports, this PC has none...

Anyone else care to chime in?
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bhanukir7Commented:
hi there

Certain ports are not listed in the Ports tab unless a printer that requires one of them is installed. Universal serial bus (USB) and IEEE 1394 printers support Plug and Play so when you plug a printer into the correct physical port (USB or IEEE 1394), the correct port monitor is installed automatically. Windows will detect the device and display its settings on the screen, prompting you to approve. You might be required to insert a CD-ROM containing driver files,

there is no such need for installing manually. i had a usb printer which i am not using now and i dont see any usb ports.

goodluck

bhanu
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