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  • Ronald Anusiewicz
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    RE: printing dos with windows xp

    Jane,

    What kind of printer do you have. What little I've seen of XP, there are many settings supporting DOS.

    If your printer is a DOS compatable printer, you shouldn't have any trouble printing at all.

    Get to the MS DOS prompt and type the following with out the quotes:

    "dir>lptx" with the x representing the parallel port you are using. Exp. "dir>lpt1"

    If the printer prints the dir command, then alpha 4 is not set up correctly. If the printer does not print, then the printer is not set up correctly in windows.

    We just purchased a new HP 1200. I connected it to a Windows ME machine and without loading any windows drivers, it printed from Alpha 4 just fine. In fact, it's a really great printer.

    Ron

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    RE: printing dos with windows xp

    Thank you for your response. I kind of figured that was the case. This board was my last chance. I've had nothing but trouble with this new computer. I'd like to return it.. How much is it to upgrade? Is it a lot of trouble to upgrade?
    Again, thanks for your help.

    Jane

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  • davej
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    RE: printing dos with windows xp

    Jane,

    I have a strong feeling that Win XP does not support older DOS programs to any extent worth mentioning. I have a client running an A4V6 application under Win 2000 without any problem and that's as far as I can go. Unless there is an overridding reason, you should consider upgrading to A5V5. I've made the move and do not regret it one bit.

    take a look at some of the posts to the A5V5 board, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone regretting that upgrade.

    Dave

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    Guest started a topic printing dos with windows xp

    printing dos with windows xp

    I just got this xp and I can't print dos, any suggestions

    Thanks, Jane
    This xp has been a pain in the a-- ever since I got it.
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