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Friday, July 29, 2011

MS-DOS-based Printouts thru USB Printer in Windows XP

How to print MS-DOS-based Printouts thru USB Printer in Windows XP
 
By default, most MS-DOS-based programs print directly to LPT1 or LPT2 port using parallel port. What do you do if your PC comes without Parallel Port?
 
if you are not using a net work please install loopback adaptor. If you don't know how to install loopback adaptor, please check my previous post Install a Loopback Adapter 
Connect USB Printer and install it on usb port. share it
 
Assume your machine as 192.168.1.10 and printer share name as PRINTER
 
Create a bat file as netprint.bat including following statements
 
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NET USE LPT1 /DELETE
 
 
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Run  netprint.bat

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