copy .txt file to printer using USB port in D

September 22, 2010 at 08:57:29
Specs: Windows XP

Hi

Can anyone help.

i need to copy .txt file to my label printer using DOS mode.
i have connect my printer to my pc using a printer-to-usb convertor.
can i be done?

Dee


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#1
September 22, 2010 at 10:15:40

There was never any support for usb in dos.

You may want to review this:
http://www.dosprn.com/


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#2
September 22, 2010 at 12:29:48

Windows XP/Vista/7 32bit does not have DOS MODE, it is NT COMMAND PROMPT or NTVDM. 64bit has no 16bit support what-so-ever

Using a USB adaptor to get the printer working is just adding a layer of complexity, if the printer is either Parallel or Serial Port then buy a PCI Card or if it is a Laptop buy a suitable Card


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#3
September 22, 2010 at 13:14:11

Kind of a lot going on.


Yes you can print from what you call dos. (technically it is not exactly dos but you don't need to know that just yet)

Look at these pages for one way to get around that problem.

http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/pri...

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-insta...

They kind of go the long way around to get it to work.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
September 22, 2010 at 15:46:53

This is a discussion usb to printing not lpt printing. FYI

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#5
September 22, 2010 at 17:11:07

I understood this quote "printer-to-usb convertor." to mean a usb to parallel port adapter.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#6
September 22, 2010 at 17:43:28

That is usb computer port converted to a printer parallel port. Computer has to do usb printing via a command prompt.

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#7
September 22, 2010 at 18:50:13

The links I provided will allow one to print to a printer that has been attached to a usb to parallel device.

Until the OP responds then we don't know what they want.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#8
September 22, 2010 at 22:25:03

Best results will be by using a parallel port. You will be able to use some DOS software and enter commands from the command prompt.

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