How to connect the Generic / Text Only driver to the LPT1: port on your computer

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Go to Printers and Faxes and select Add a printer you will get the following screen


 

Press Next select Local printer attached to this computer and make sure that the Automatically detect Plug and Play printer is unchecked then click Next


 

You will ge the screen below.  Make sure that you are using the LPT1: port, as shown and click Next


 

 

Select Generic in the left hand column and Generic / Text Only in the right column and press Next


 

You may change the name if you wish because it does not affect the function of the driver.  It will be required if you already have this driver installed on your PC.  You do not need to make it you Default printer, but may if you wish.  Press Next when you are done.


 

I do not share the printer, but you may if you wish.  Press Next.


 

 

Select No as shown below and click Next


 

Press Finish and the printer will install


 

You may now select the printer driver you have installed.

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