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Parallel to USB Adapter - Any Advice?

By jbzeigler
Dec 29, 2008
  1. My dad bought my grandmother a new laptop for Christmas. She had a Windows 95 Desktop that was plagued. Anyway, she has an HP 840C printer that connected to her old PC via parallel cable. I found a parallel to USB cable on TigerDirect.com - is this what she needs? Her new laptop is running Vista so I'm not sure if it will even recognize a printer that is 9 or 10 years old or if the software would even run on it.
     
  2. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 163

  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Parallel printers are way beyond obsolete. Even if you could find a parallel adapter, its cost would be close to that of a new USB printer
     
  4. jbzeigler

    jbzeigler TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Any website that would sell a cheap adapter for what I need? Thanks for the input.
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    just saw one at Best Buy.
     
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