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New - refurbished - comp has my HP printer listed and is the default printer and comes up when a print is wanted : "Print 1 of 1 " appears momentarily then nothing . Removed and re-downloaded : nothing ?

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Goodness me, you do use some old technology. That printer was discontinued nearly 20 years ago :)

 

Presumably it is connected via a parallel port? If you're not sure what I mean this is the pink/purple long and narrow 25-pin connector on the back of your PC.

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Goodness me, you do use some old technology. That printer was discontinued nearly 20 years ago :)

 

Presumably it is connected via a parallel port? If you're not sure what I mean this is the pink/purple long and narrow 25-pin connector on the back of your PC.

 

It worked before and this comp has the right port . Wondering if a USB to the multi-pin plug would make a difference .

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Try browsing to Device Manager (you can search it in the Start menu), find the Ports section, then locate the LPT1 port. Right click on it and select Disable. Then, right click it and select Enable. Try printing again and see how it goes.

 

If it does work after that, it's actually a bug in Windows 10. Very few people use this port for printing these days - it's not been standard on printers for about 16 years and you won't find the port itself on many new PCs, if any. There is something you can do you make it work more permanently but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it!

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Try browsing to Device Manager (you can search it in the Start menu), find the Ports section, then locate the LPT1 port. Right click on it and select Disable. Then, right click it and select Enable. Try printing again and see how it goes.

 

If it does work after that, it's actually a bug in Windows 10. Very few people use this port for printing these days - it's not been standard on printers for about 16 years and you won't find the port itself on many new PCs, if any. There is something you can do you make it work more permanently but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it!

 

Disabled / enabled : " This device is working properly ". As before , Print 1 of 1 appears : nothing . There is an uninstall facility for the port . The printer will print its own - internal - spec sheet .

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You could try the same guidance but without the USB adapter if you don't have one. All that's doing is providing an alternative way of connecting the same thing via parallel.

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