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    Default Parallel Port Cable Printer HP Office Jet R45

    When I changed my Vista desk top tower for a Windows 10 one I lost the Parallel Port connection for my HP R45 printer.

    I was going to try a USB to Parallel Port adaptor but found by emailing the tower manufacturer ..
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    Installing additional LPT controller wonít be necessary because of your PC already have parallel port.
    Itís available as internal motherboard connector and you have to only install bracket witch DB25 connector i.e.:
    http://www.delock.com/produkte/S_84300/merkmale.html

    I installed one of these but nothing at all happened with regard to the printer being seen by the PC ... I wondered if there is a way to check if the connector is actually sending anything from the MB to the back of the tower ... I only have the R45 printer that uses aparallel cable.

    Ray

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    Hi Ray - did you install the drivers for your printer ?
    The original CD would be of no use as it would have been for Vista.

    Some older hardware is not supported by Win 10.
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    No Ken, I found some drivers supposedly for Win 10 and downloaded them onto a laptop weeks ago but haven't put them on the desktop as yet, I was expecting I might get a limited action from the printer without them but if it needs drivers to do anything at all I'll have a go at installing them

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    We always recommend that you get drivers from the manufacturers site Ray.
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