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Installing 2nd printer


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briahoe

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I am trying to install an Epson Inkjet Photo Printer as a 2nd printer. Main printer is already insatlled via parrallel port and I want to install the Epson via USB. When I go to install it should I have the Epson use Port LPT2? The main printer is already using LPT1. Using the defaults that Windows 7 is giving me is causing errors and the test page for the Epson is printing on the Main Printer(Brother MFC 8500)
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do you have the installation disk that came with the epson? if not go to the epson website and download the drivers for the printer. install the drivers BEFORE plugging in the printer and it will let you choose to install it as a USB printer.
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Do I let install on the default LPT1 port though or do I assign it a new port?
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are you installing from the CD or the driver download? if it's going to connect to your computer via USB then it needs to be installed on USB. if the printer is USB capable, then the driver installer package will have that as an option
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USB Printers don't use LPT port assignments, the install program will effectively create a USB software port on the machine that it'll then use to communicate with said printer.
The most important thing to do with any USB printer is run the CD first, then plug it in when it asks you to. Don't plug it in then run the CD because it won't work.
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