Installing Standalone Printer (Parallel)

Installing a Stand-Alone Printer (Parallel)

This procedure is for printers the only have a parallel connection. You will need a parallel to USB cable.


  • Power up the printer, connect the parallel, but DO NOT connect the USB
  • Login twice
  • Go to Devices and Printers
  • Select Add a Printer > Add a Local Printer
  • Select Use existing port – LPT1: , then Next
  • Select the Manufacturer and scroll through the list to find the driver
    • If it is not listed, click windows update to get an updated list (it may take a while)
    • If you get “Unable to get list…) Restart the computer and start again.
  • Locate the driver and click Next
  • Accept or change the name, then Next
  • Choose Do not share…, then Next
  • DO NOT print a test page, just click Finish
  • Connect the USB. It will show under Unknown as an appliance or IEEE device
    • Disregard the yellow triangle
  • Right-click the printer from above and select Printer Properties
  • Select the Ports tab
  • Scroll down to the USB port and select it (It may or may not have the printer name)
  • Click OK. The printer is now pointed at the USB port and should print without issue.


If you still have a problem loading the printer, please contact the Help Desk @28767



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