1.    20 Mar 2009 #1
    species8350 Guest

    Installing Windows Generic Printer Driver


    I have an inkjet printer conncted to a USB port and have a printer
    driver using a USB port - which I intend to keep.

    I would like to install the Generic/text only driver as well.

    I think that I should also configure this driver to use the USB port.
    Am I correct?

    I do not know any of the printer language codes. Will Vista take care
    of this?

    I note that in the drivers list there are also two IBM generic
    drivers. Are these only for IBM printers? Or can they be used as well
    to run any printer. If so, are they likely to offer more functions
    than the Microsoft Generic printer? If used, presumably they should be
    configured to a USB port?

    Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    20 Mar 2009 #2
    species8350 Guest

    Re: Installing Windows Generic Printer Driver


    On Mar 20, 10:15*am, species8350 <not_here.5.species8...@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    > I have an inkjet printer conncted to a USB port and have a printer
    > driver using a USB port - which I intend to keep.
    >
    > I would like to install the Generic/text only driver as well.
    >
    > I think that I should also configure this driver to use the USB port.
    > Am I correct?
    >
    > I do not know any of the printer language codes. Will Vista take care
    > of this?
    >
    > I note that in the drivers list there are also two IBM generic
    > drivers. Are these only for IBM printers? Or can they be used as well
    > to run any printer. If so, are they likely to offer more functions
    > than the Microsoft Generic printer? If used, presumably they should be
    > configured to a USB port?
    >
    > Thanks
    Forgot to ask

    When Vista asks for a disk to install the Generic Driver, I presume
    that this means the Vista OS Disc. Am I correct?

    I also note that the MS XPS Document Writer Driver is installed at
    setup. This driver is configured to run from the XPS local port.
    Because my printer is connected to a USB port, do I need to alter this
    setting to USB?

    Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
BT multijet 3000 printer driver, generic printer driver, HELP?
Hiya, I wonder if anyone can help me, I have a BT multijet 3000 printer which worked fine on XP, but when upgraded to vista says unrecognised device,...
Drivers
Generic printer driver + Print Processor
Hi, When using the Generic/text printer driver how should the 'print processor' be configured? Thanks
Vista General
Error Installing Printer Driver
I just bought a new desktop loaded with Vista x64 SP1. I am having trouble getting my Canon ImageClass D300 printer driver to install. I've been...
Drivers
Installing hp printer 64x driver on Windows server 2003 32x
I have updated my workstations into windows xp professional 64x but my printer server is on 2003 32bits. I have downloaded the universdal driver for...
WinFX General
Printer Driver - keeps installing copies of driver
I have a laptop so don't always have the printer connected to it. Whenever I do connect the printer, Vista goes off and searches for a driver...
Vista print fax & scan
How to install 'Generic PostScript Printer' in Windows Vista
I need to install a 'Generic PostScript Printer' in Windows Vista. Is there any way without a 3rd party software? -niladri
Vista General
How to Install a 'Generic PostScript Printer' in Windows Vista?
I need to install a 'Generic PostScript Printer' in Windows Vista. I prefer to have some EASY WAY, like command to run from the 'Command Line,...
Vista General

Our Sites
  • Ten Forums
  • Eight Forums
  • Seven Forums
  • PC Help Forum
  • Help Me Bake
  • Site Links
  • Contact Us
  • Privacy and Cookies
  • About Us
    Windows Vista Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:50.
    .