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VMware DOS print to USB Windows printer

Bill Pedersen
Regular Advisor

VMware DOS print to USB Windows printer

Well, the newer systems from HP do not have parallel ports. So have installed a USB to parallel converter...

Only problem now is how to connect from a DOS VMware machine using Workstation 7 to the HOST USB printer.

Virtual Printer - no VMware Tools for DOS

Parallel goes to file or PHYSICAL parallel port.

Serial goes to file or PHYSICAL serial port or named pipe (grab data from named pipe?)

Any suggestions are welcome.

One obvious one is to add a parallel port...Well, IF it is the ONLY solution...


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