Dos printing with usb printer.

  number69 17:57 08 Nov 2003

I have replaced my serial printer with a usb printer. Now I find that I cant print things from a dos program that I use for accounts.
everything else prints ok. Any advice
Windows M.E
Lexmark Z34

  Sir Radfordin 18:05 08 Nov 2003

I don't think USB works in MSDOS so that could the reason you can't print. One hope you may have is to print to file and then print that file but I don't think its going to work :(

  Rayuk 18:10 08 Nov 2003

Some info for you,may not be what you hoped for
click here

  number69 18:48 08 Nov 2003

Many thanks for the replies things dont look very promising

  woodchip 19:24 08 Nov 2003

Not posible

  number69 19:58 08 Nov 2003

very many thanks to those who took the time to reply, looks like i will have to go back to my old printer

  Diodorus Siculus 20:15 08 Nov 2003

Any chance that a USB to parallel cable might do the trick for you?

  number69 20:18 08 Nov 2003

The input to the printer is only usb

  Diodorus Siculus 20:23 08 Nov 2003

Sorry, number69; what I meant was a converter cable - there are some on the market - from USB on one end to parallel on the other.

  number69 09:53 09 Nov 2003

I have seen usb to serial. but never seen a serial to printer (usb type) I will look around and see what I can find

  seedie 10:41 09 Nov 2003

If you search google for "USB in DOS" you'll probably find something to help.

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