I am trying to install a printer to my local ports but only have LPR and not LPT1 or LPT2. I don't know what LPR means but having checked my friends pc's (4), they all have them. Can i install these somehow?
it appears that the LPT1 port has been disabled in the bios.
on booting up, look at the screen, it may say press DEL or F2 to enter setup.
press whichever you need to enter the bios, have a look around for printer port or lpt port & see if they are disabled, if so change to enabled (usually enter then cursor key to change OR older ones use page up/down). once set, save * exit. your computer should start and install the printer port, you should then be able to install your printer.