W7 not detect parallel-to-USB printer cable

December 4, 2011 at 10:58:38
Specs: Windows 7, 2 GB
win 7 does not detect parallel to usb printer cable. I have an old Lexmark 1100 Jet printer?

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#1
December 4, 2011 at 12:23:29
Is this a new usb to parallel device?

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#2
December 4, 2011 at 15:21:21
The USB to Parallel device may require drivers for Windows 7.

If this is a simple Ink Jet printer, then ink (if available) may cost you almost as much as a new printer, especially when you factor in the cost of the adapter for USB, and the loss of features without mfg's native drivers for Windows 7. Consider replacing it.

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#3
December 4, 2011 at 19:07:02
It is old printer with a new Cable whcih connect to USB of comp and parallel port in printer

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#4
December 4, 2011 at 19:14:04
Hi Fingers,
Have managed ot get the cartridge at lesser cost and the printer is in working condition in old computers with Parallel to serial ports but with new Win 7 comp it is not detecting the printer at all and usually win7 get the best driver uploaded by itself but in this case it is unable to do so. Lexmark the printer company is unable to help ???

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#5
December 5, 2011 at 05:31:38
Check the mfg. of the cable and see if there is a driver required for the cable or Windows 7 may not be able to 'see' through the cable to the printer, all it may 'see' is a device plugged into it (the cable) and not know what to do with it. You cannot assume that it is plug-and-play for Windows 7.

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#6
December 5, 2011 at 14:13:56
You may not be able to run that printer. It may be possible to use a generic print driver.
Two issues. One is the usb to parallel device.

Issue two is the actual driver for windows 7.
A generic driver or you may need to adjust printer settings to a generic printer if possible.

I assume you have windows 7 64 bit?

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#7
December 7, 2011 at 16:16:18
The printer might not be compatible with windows 7 if it is too old. All new printers use USB 2.0 interface.

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