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Windows 7: Parallel to USB adapter


24 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Parallel to USB adapter

Has anyone tried to use a parallel to USB adapter? I wonder if this would be easier than getting a ribbon to use this port on the motherboard. I have to use the parallel connection for an old banner printer machine. It's the only connection it has, and the owner isn't replacing it.

Is a PCI card the way to go? or a ribbon to use the port on the board?

Anyone have any experience with this stuff? I assume I will have to install a driver in compatibility mode and hope it works. I am building computers for a print shop and there is some stuff here I don't know if I will be able to get working with Windows 7.

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24 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Has anyone tried to use a parallel to USB adapter? I wonder if this would be easier than getting a ribbon to use this port on the motherboard. I have to use the parallel connection for an old banner printer machine. It's the only connection it has, and the owner isn't replacing it.

Is a PCI card the way to go? or a ribbon to use the port on the board?

Anyone have any experience with this stuff? I assume I will have to install a driver in compatibility mode and hope it works. I am building computers for a print shop and there is some stuff here I don't know if I will be able to get working with Windows 7.
Hey Nate

Try this USB parallel adapters, USB computer parallel adapters at TigerDirect.com

Hope this is what you are looking for

Ken J+
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24 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks. I hope they work. This printer is OLD and HUGE. I hope these things work. I have never seen one in action and they have mixed reviews at Newegg but I'm sure it's because of drivers for old hardware.
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