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Anonymous
February 23, 2005 10:28:56 PM

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I just got a new USB printer. Can I hook it up to my PC while my old
Parallel printer is hooked up? Will the PC recognize both? IS THIS A
DUMB QUESTION?!?!

Thanks-
Rob in NJ

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Anonymous
February 23, 2005 11:31:02 PM

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Thanks!
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 7:10:04 AM

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Rob in NJ wrote:
> I just got a new USB printer. Can I hook it up to my PC while my old
> Parallel printer is hooked up? Will the PC recognize both? IS THIS A
> DUMB QUESTION?!?!
>
> Thanks-
> Rob in NJ
>

I have two printers connected via USB. Can't see why you couldn't have one USB
and one parellel printer connected. The drivers are separate after all.

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February 24, 2005 7:26:41 AM

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This will work just fine. I use the same setup. HP5p laser parallel and
canon i960 usb2.

"Rob in NJ" <XRobEvansX@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1109215736.425991.194090@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>I just got a new USB printer. Can I hook it up to my PC while my old
> Parallel printer is hooked up? Will the PC recognize both? IS THIS A
> DUMB QUESTION?!?!
>
> Thanks-
> Rob in NJ
>
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 8:52:33 PM

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You can hook up 2 printers to one PC. It does not make any difference
if they are hooked up USB or Parallel. Each printer is given a device
name. When you tell an application to print a dialog box is presented
asking you to choose a printer. You may set one printer as the default.

Rob in NJ wrote:

>I just got a new USB printer. Can I hook it up to my PC while my old
>Parallel printer is hooked up? Will the PC recognize both? IS THIS A
>DUMB QUESTION?!?!
>
>Thanks-
>Rob in NJ
>
>
>
February 25, 2005 7:56:13 AM

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"Rob in NJ" <XRobEvansX@gmail.com> You're digging it round, when it
aughta Be SQUARE

>I just got a new USB printer. Can I hook it up to my PC while my old
>Parallel printer is hooked up? Will the PC recognize both? IS THIS A
>DUMB QUESTION?!?!

YES, NO... You're welcome :-)


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Anonymous
February 25, 2005 8:13:06 AM

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Ben Thomas (nosp@m.thanks.mate) writes:
> Rob in NJ wrote:
>> I just got a new USB printer. Can I hook it up to my PC while my old
>> Parallel printer is hooked up? Will the PC recognize both? IS THIS A
>> DUMB QUESTION?!?!
>>
>> Thanks-
>> Rob in NJ
>>
>
> I have two printers connected via USB. Can't see why you couldn't have one USB
> and one parellel printer connected. The drivers are separate after all.
>

I have three printers hooked up, two USB and one parallel. It's overkill,
since two are lasers, but I don't have space for the parallel laser where
my backup computer currently sits, so I figured I might as well use up
the toner cart rather than just taking it out of service.

Brendan
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