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HP Laserjet - USB to Parallel - Windows 7 Issue

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January 15, 2011 1:07:09 AM

Hi

I got this MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and

bought this USB to Parallel cable

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

to install my HP Laserjet 2100 on Windows 7 32bit.

I downloaded and tried all drivers from HP site

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Softwa...

However I can only print small pdf files and notepad files only (I tried couple of words).

Is it time for me to buy a new printer or am I doing something wrong.

The new cable is detected as IEEE-1284 controller, but printed is not detected and then I install the drivers and use USB001 Virtulization Port.

Should I try a different cable from Frys such as

http://www.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts=1&...

or

PCI to Parallel

or

Time for new printer :fou: 

PS: When I try to configure USB001 Virtual Printer Port

I get and error "An error occurred during port configuration. This operation is not supported"

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a b $ Windows 7
a b α HP
January 15, 2011 2:37:41 AM

get a PCI to Parallel controller card since the drivers do not know how to deal with a USB to Parallel cable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have yet to get a USB to Parallel cable to work properly
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January 16, 2011 8:44:53 PM

Thanks Emerald

USB to Parallel :fou: 

PCI-Express to Parallel :fou: 

PCI to Parallel :love: 
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January 16, 2011 8:45:20 PM

Best answer selected by TimCL.
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May 12, 2014 2:57:54 PM

Laptops do not support PCI cards...so what to do if printer connected via USB/parallel cable stops printing after first page???
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