Epson USB printer tries LPT1 port, can't install it to USB.

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A friend has a C84 Epson that she installed incorrectly by accident she
had the USB's plugged in "before" installation. She has installed her
drivers and printer however now instead of using a USB it is trying to
go LPT1. I have tried to uninstall that printer and driver however every
time I restart the computer it builds the driver base to the LPT1 by
default. I can't stop it rebuilding the incorrect drivers at restart. I
have looked Printer/ Properties/Details/Ports Here it has LPT1 in the
Print To The Following Port. In the drop down list it has LPT1, File,&
Com Port1 (no USB). I can not get it to install using the USB? I have
tried everything from uninstalling everything, trying a new USB cord,
uninstalling from Add/Remove, Device Manager, deleted out the LTP1 and
Com Ports from the device manager and from the Control Panel. It keeps
coming up to LPT1. I don't know much more to try w/ that printer. Can
anyone tell how to correct the problem? I know that she had tried to
install the USB printer improperly according to the manual if that helps
trouble shoot it issue. And that since both USB ports were being used I
guess it tried to install to LPT1? Other than that I need someone else
to help her install get correctly. Her operating system is a Win98SE.
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    I would bet the problem is that the USB driver for the printer is written
    for XP and ME only. It really should not make that much of a difference if
    the printer were plugged in or not when the drivers were installed. Many USB
    drivers/devices do not support Win98SE (even if they say they do) or require
    special drivers to do so.
    I have always found the Epson technical support very responsive. They will
    usually answer Email within 24 hours.
    You might also want to contact www.usbman.com . This site is very helpful at
    sorting out USB problems.
    However if the driver does not work with Win98SE you upgrade or use the
    parallel port.
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    bmoag wrote:
    > I would bet the problem is that the USB driver for the printer is written
    > for XP and ME only. It really should not make that much of a difference if
    > the printer were plugged in or not when the drivers were installed. Many USB
    > drivers/devices do not support Win98SE (even if they say they do) or require
    > special drivers to do so.
    > I have always found the Epson technical support very responsive. They will
    > usually answer Email within 24 hours.
    > You might also want to contact www.usbman.com . This site is very helpful at
    > sorting out USB problems.
    > However if the driver does not work with Win98SE you upgrade or use the
    > parallel port.
    >
    >
    that Epson printer worked well before she reformatted her computer, she
    never changed she kept her Win98SE as before
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