I have an HP LaserJet 4L. I purchased from newegg a parallel to USB adapter/cable (I think it's a Sabrent brand) and it works flawlessly. The trick is to plug the cable in to any USB port WITHOUT plugging it in to the printer. Let the computer install the parallel to USB drivers first. When that's done. Turn off the pc, plug the parallel end into the printer (all the while the USB end is still plugged in), then turn on the pc. (Assuming the printer is turned on, it will automatically install the correct drivers for your printer.