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Some features don't function with my USB connection

With my new laptop, I had to change my ancient printer cable and connect to one of the USB ports. But now I cannot print a "watermerk" any more. Some other features (like the thickness of the paper) don't appear any more on my screen, so I can't choose them any more. Is this normal or can I do something about it?

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This probably has more to do with the printer driver than your cable. Click on the link below, select drivers and in the box below select the operating system you are using. If you have the right driver let us know what operating system you were using on your old PC and what are you using on your new laptop. Thanks and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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