Re: Printing from DOS based application



Joseph W. Rider
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
"Peter" <peter@address-in-sig00000.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Plato <|@|.|> wrote:
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>>> I have upgraded a user from Win 98 to XP and now he can no longer print
>>> from
>>> his Dos based applications...I cannot figure out why. Can anyone help?
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>>Because you just gave up dos when you decided to to go a non-dos OS.
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> The above isn't really an answer.
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> Could be various reasons. Some old DOS apps drive the LPT hardware
> directly and they probably won't work under any O/S past win98.
>
Try this. Share the printer (even if not on network), note printer name.
From the command prompt type the following:

net use lpt1: \\computer name\printersharename /persistent:yes

This is equvilant to the Win98 "do you want your DOS programs to use this
printer?". Hope this helps.

Joe
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