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HP Laser 4L driver for USB port

I have a cable that allows me to connect my old HP Laserjet 4L parallel connection to the USB port on my new Windows XP computer. However, the computer won't recognize the printer. I suspect I need a driver that will allow the 4L to work with the USB port.

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Not all USB adapters are the same, you need the one that is made for your printer, I would try a different adapter before going too deep, because when you plug it in your computer should see it even without drivers.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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Try this first

Start/setting/control panel.
System
Hardware
Device Manager
Ports
ECP LPT1
Port settings

Check use any interupt assigned to port.
Check enable plug and play.
Check OK.

Restart the computer!

Try to print. Is everything ok? Then we're finished.

If not,

Start/Settings/printers right click properties. Go to advanced.

Check print directly to port.

Uncheck enable advanced printing features.

Try printing again.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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