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Installing Windows Generic Printer Driver

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    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

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  2. #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


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