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USB recognized as LPT

By Tzujanli ·
i have a brilliant DOS program that uses a 'hardlock'.. the software only looks for the LPT1 port to find the hardlock. My Dell Laptop (XP) only has USB ports. How can i get the software to see a USB port as LPT1?

Thanks,
Bob

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Adapter

by shhite In reply to USB recognized as LPT

Get an usb to lpt1 adapter such as the one in this link. We use these for our pentax printers.

http://tinyurl.com/6gm3cm

Post back with a results or questions.

Thank

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Contact the vendor

by 1bn0 In reply to USB recognized as LPT

Some vendors wil allow you to exchange the LPT dongle for a USB one.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to USB recognized as LPT

How can you make XP recognize a usb to parallel cable so that your parallel printer will print via USB connection?
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http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/39674/39674.html
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How to install the Microsoft Loopback adapter in Windows XP
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839013
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Printing from DOS with Windows 2000 or XP
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http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/printfromdos.htm
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