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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 7:00:33 AM

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Hello people.

I will be getting a new printer soon, and since everything is going to
USB , and I still use MS-DOS applications, I have a question:

Is it possible to use an USB printer under a MS-DOS window under Windows
98?

[]s
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7. DPC - Decrease PC"

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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 12:01:50 PM

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"Chaos Master" <e-mail@is.INVALID> wrote in message
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> Is it possible to use an USB printer under a MS-DOS window under Windows
> 98?

MS-DOS cannot recognize USB ports. In theory the
MS-DOS OS could be rewritten in order to recognize
USB ports, but Windows has already done that for you
(but not for the MS-DOS it incorporates.)

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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 2:11:03 PM

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Chaos Master wrote:
> Hello people.
>
> I will be getting a new printer soon, and since everything is going to
> USB , and I still use MS-DOS applications, I have a question:
>
> Is it possible to use an USB printer under a MS-DOS window under
> Windows 98?
>
> []s


TTBOMK, no, that's why I still have my trusty Epson SC900 for DOS printing.
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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 8:11:44 PM

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Not sure if Win98 can do this, but with XP and 2000, I've been able to share
the USB printer, then run a net use command and map LPT port to the shared
printer. So, in essence you are mapping the printer to yourself.

Should work.

Then go
"Chaos Master" <e-mail@is.INVALID> wrote in message
news:MPG.1c4030b978d49454989835@130.133.1.4...
> Hello people.
>
> I will be getting a new printer soon, and since everything is going to
> USB , and I still use MS-DOS applications, I have a question:
>
> Is it possible to use an USB printer under a MS-DOS window under Windows
> 98?
>
> []s
> --
> Chaos Master®, posting from Canoas, Brazil - 29.55° S / 51.11° W / GMT-
> 2h / 15m
>
>
> "Now: the 3-bit processor, with instructions:
> 1. NOP - does nothing, increase PC. / 2. HLT - does nothing, doesn't
> increase PC
> 3. MMX - enter Pentium(r) emulation mode; increase PC / 4. LCK - before
> MMX: NOP ; after MMX: executes F0 0F C7 C8
> 5. HCF - Halt and Catch Fire / 6. EPI - Execute Programmer
> 7. DPC - Decrease PC"
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 8:42:14 PM

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Take a look at http://www.dosprint.com/

Chaos Master wrote:

> Hello people.
>
> I will be getting a new printer soon, and since everything is going to
> USB , and I still use MS-DOS applications, I have a question:
>
> Is it possible to use an USB printer under a MS-DOS window under Windows
> 98?
>
> []s
January 2, 2005 9:36:07 PM

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On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 04:00:33 -0200, Chaos Master <e-mail@is.INVALID>
wrote:

>I will be getting a new printer soon, and since everything is going to
>USB , and I still use MS-DOS applications, I have a question:
>
>Is it possible to use an USB printer under a MS-DOS window under Windows
>98?

Yes. See <http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/index.html&gt;
and <http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/anyprinter.html&gt;
That's specifically for WordPerfect 5, but will work for any DOS app.
!