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Windows 7: LPT Support in a win98 virtual machine

04 Feb 2011   #1
niche

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
LPT Support in a win98 virtual machine

is lpt support available through a virtual machine in win 7?

if so, how? I can't get lpt1 to work in my win98 virtual pc.

Thanks


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04 Feb 2011   #2
the jimmy

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niche View Post
is lpt support available through a virtual machine in win 7?

if so, how? I can't get lpt1 to work in my win98 virtual pc.

Thanks
I don't know, maybe if you tell us why you want to do this we can suggest a workaround.
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04 Feb 2011   #3
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

If you use your lpt1: in your host system, I suggest sharing it so that your windows98 virtual system can then connect to the shared printer. I have windows98 and dos 6.22 and windows 3.11 all connected to my shared printers on my w7 host system.

Have you tried to install the printer and select lpt1:??

I have lpt1 available on my windows98 and other virtual machines and it appears to work fine.
I also can use a tcp/ip connected printer.

YMMV
Rich
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