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in reply to Re: Raw Data to Printer on Win XP
in thread Raw Data to Printer on Win XP

Well, yes. I had thought of that (or something similar). But:
     >net use LPT1:
     System error 2 has occurred.

     The system cannot find the file specified.
And besides, the printer is not on the network. It's attached to USB002 on my laptop (which, to my frustration, lacks a parallel port). I had figured to use MODE to redirect LPT1 to USB002. But I could not make it work. Here's a MODE status request as an example of at least part of the problem:
     >mode LPT1: /status
     Illegal device name - LPT1
It would be great if I could activate LPT1 and then redirect it to point at USB002. Any clues?