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I have very old dos based program but printer is not sported with dos printing.my printer brother hl-2040 have lpt1 port also

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This will be a hard one to do unless you hook it up to LPT 1 and run a dos window and print from lpt one but the thing is the dos program has to support it as well

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You will probably find that the program it's self doesn't support the printer

try this program

www.dos2usb.com

i've found it to be very useful in situations like that.

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