DOS printing from Windows XP

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This tip allows DOS applications printing access on networked printers that do not use LPT1 (such as IP printers).

In the Printer Properties page, select the Ports tab. Click the Enable Printer Pooling box and select LPT1. When the DOS application tries to print, it will go to LPT1. This will place it in the Windows XP's print queue. Since there's no LPT1, it will fail over to the IP Printer port instead.

This was first published in December 2003

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