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HP laserjet 4L parallel to usb vista Jumbled font on test page

I am trying to add my hplaserjet 4L to my new windows vista laptop. I downloaded the drivers from disc for parallel usb cable. I used vista to download driver for old hp 4L printer...it all seemed to go smoothly, until I saw the test page--a jumbled mess!!

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    I am trying to connect my HP Laserjet 4050tn to my Windows Vista computer. I purchased a parallel USB cable since my computer does not have a parallel printer port. When the USB cable is plugged into the computer, the printer does not install like a typical "plug-n-play", and I manually had to add the printer. There is no communication between the computer and printer and I'm not even able to print a test page. What am I missing?

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You mentioned parallel usb. The HP4L only has parallel. Make sure you specify LPT1 as the port you want. Try reinstalling the driver. It should be in the list of drivers.

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