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I just purchased a laptop with XP Home. I have an HP Laserjet 6L which does not have a USB connection. So I installed a "USB to IEEE 1284 Parallel Printer Cable." The computer found the printer, but it will not print. I went through the troubleshooting routine, with no success. I think I have done everything properly. Any suggestions? Thanks. Roy

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Power OFF both Printer AND Computer.
Boot up computer.
Insert the USB cable into a port.
WIN XP will recognize and install needed software.
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Attached the USB cord to the printer.
Power up the Printer
Next configure the Printer . . .
ø Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes
ø Right-click on HP LaserJet 6L
ø Properties
ø Ports
o Find “USB001 Virtual printer port for USB"
o Select this, if not already done
o Apply

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