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Peachtree DOS to USB printing

We use the latest DOS version of Peachtree.  It only recognizes parallel (LPT!) printer ports.  Our old HP parallel printer has died.  About the only inexpensive printers we can find are USB.  How can I make Peachtree DOS print to the USB port?
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Anthony2000Commented:
I found this link, it may help you. The example uses Windows 2000, it might work for XP as well.
http://www.decompile.com/dataflex/tips/usb_printer.htm

Anthony
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Anthony2000Commented:
Here is another link which discusses the issue using Windows XP. Let me know if you have more questions
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Anthony2000Commented:
I just realized another issue that may crop up. Even though you can probably send print data to the usb printer, will Peachtree know how to format the print information for the new HP printer? You may need to make sure that the new printer can  behave like the old HP. I am not totally sure about what I just wrote, so, it would be great if another expert could confirm my statements.
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Anthony2000Commented:
And one more...discusses both Win2k and WinXP.
http://probelt.com/printingusb.htm
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CallandorCommented:
Applications in windows should not care what printer is connected; it is the job of the printer driver to do the right thing - otherwise, it would be extremely difficult to add or change printers on a PC with loads of applications.  The net command referred to is the typical way to cross from LPT to USB printers, so I would recommend that as well.
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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