Access LPT1 from Virtual Box dos?

We have a very very old labeling program that the electrical department would like to keep using (The printer works and they still have tons of labels in supply) but the program is dos 32bit and the company is no longer in business. Their computer is windows 10 64 bit. I cannot run a 32 bit dos program in windows 64 bit command prompt (at least haven't been able to) so I installed virtual box and installed Doss 6.22. The program works fine but i cannot get it to access lpt1. does anyone know the steps involved (in windows 10 and in the vbox dos) to allow the doss 6.22 to print to lpt1?
jsgrosskopfIS ManagerAsked:
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McKnifeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
DOS does not support 32 bit programs. If your program runs on DOS, it has to be a 16 bit program.
What would make your life easier is to try with a 32 bit vm, like win10 32 bit or win8.1 or win7 32 bit.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
did you try      net use LPT1: \\printername  or IP if its on the network?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In addition to the suggestion above, do you have Virtual Box networking set to bridged mode?  That may work.

I was not successful past Windows 7 getting DOS to network with a Windows 8.1 or 10 host machine. The differences are too vast.
jsgrosskopf, please return with feedback to suggestions or close the question sharing your own solution.

Merry Xmas.
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