PSC 500 With Parallel Support In Windows 8 (116 Views)
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PSC 500 With Parallel Support In Windows 8

I have a neighbor that has to replace an older computer but would like to keep costs down by keeping the working printer/scanner, a PSC 500 with parallel port(no USB).  The new PC she bought with Windows 8 has no parallel port, so I borrowed a Parallel to USB adapter from work.  The adapter driver loaded successfully, but when I plugged in the printer cable and tried to add the new device Windows was unable to detect it.

 

According to the manual the adapter I have supports IEEE1284-1994.  Would a different adapter possibly work better?  HP claims to support this printer in Windows 8 but tech support on the phone wasn't familiar with the term "parallel port" and reminded me that the printer was well past its support lifetime.

 

If anybody has a working configuration for this or suggestions about how to get there I would love to know about them.

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