I'm on a MS-DOS course (10 weeks) to give me an insight.I have been loaned a laptop with MS-DOS on it and only MS-DOS, nothing else, whilst the college is closed for a week. I have need to practice proving my evidence via a printer,which I can do at the course base on their computers. My Tutor says I need a driver as my printer is a USB. I cannot seem to find one as a freebee. Can any one give me guidance please. Ron
USB is not supported in DOS so you will need a parallel port printer to have any chance of it working. Also DOS didn't have drivers for the printer but each application had the printer drivers built into it. With a fully DOS compliant printer connected to the parallel port you could usually send a text file to the printer with the command 'copy filename.xxx > LPT1' or sometimes 'copy filename.xxx > PRN'. Even getting a parallel printer won't guarantee that it will work in DOS as some printers used features provided by Windows in order to print.