Virtual PC Printing from USB port

By abcs ·
I have an HP (Vista Ultimate) noteboot with Virtual PC version installed running Windows XP pro. Since there are no LPT ports on the computer I have to use the USB port trying to print. I am using a Brother HL-4070 color laser printer. I have not been able to get the printer to print from the USB port. I have also tried a USB to parallel cable and that does not work. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to get the printer to print with USB.

It prints fine from the Vista Ultimate operating systems. Its just the Virtual PC that will not print.

Thanks to all who will respond to me.

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the last time I checked

by Sue T In reply to Virtual PC Printing from ...

virtual pc did not support USB. I had to move to vmware to get that. I have never tried this but you might be able to share the printer in Vista like you do when you want to share a folder between your normal OS and virtual pc OS. Or you may have to save the document to a shared folder and then print it from Vista.

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Sue is right

by Dumphrey In reply to Virtual PC Printing from ...

VirtualPC does not support USB. You will either need to download Vmware Server, or set up the printer on the host as a shared printer and print through the network from the guest.

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