No Parallel Port!

  ThorPet 10:25 18 Dec 2006

I have just bought a new Dell PC which has no parallel port.

I have just discovered that some software I use which is DOS based, prints directly to LPT1.

I cannot install a PCI card as the PC is small form factor with half height cards.

Can anyone suggest a solution to my problem without having to buy a new PC with a parallel port!!!

Is there a way in DOS to redirect the LPT1 port to a file so I ca print it later?

Is there any software that I can install that redirect the LPT1 port to the default Windows printer?

  ArrGee 10:49 18 Dec 2006

Not completely sure if this is of help, but worth a look
click here

  ThorPet 11:07 18 Dec 2006

Nothing to lose by giving it a shot. Thanks!

  Hawy 11:13 18 Dec 2006

Parallel to USB click here

though a new printer might be as cheap click here

  ThorPet 14:30 18 Dec 2006


  Totally-braindead 15:14 18 Dec 2006

Could you tell me which PC you have, model number?

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