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I need to connect my HP 4450 printer to a usb port on my computer. The parallel port on the printer is c-size

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You'll definitely need to use an adapter/cable to convert/connect USB to parallel or vice-versa. You can do a quick search on the internet or even check with your computer /printer store/dealer for it.

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