Re: print from DOS

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Printing' started by Wolf Kirchmeir, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 14:19:57 -0700, Dana wrote:

    =>see further questions inline
    =>>-----Original Message-----
    =>>[posted and mailed]
    =>>> I have installed a DOS program on my W2K-PRo SP4 -
    =>>> is, I cannot print from it.
    =>>There shouldn't be any problems printing to the printers
    =>you mention. Both
    =>>can accept ASCII text streams (unlike the cheap ink-jets
    =>which are "Win-
    =>>printers" - similar in concept to Win-modems).
    =>>I know you don't want to hear this, but please give some
    =>thought to
    =>>uninstalling SP4.
    =>are you saying that if I uninstall SP4, DOS will print?

    If you are running "real DOS", booted separately, the only problems you will
    have is finding drivers for recent printers. Since IBM still has many
    "enterprise customers," and still supports PC-DOS, that shouldn't be all that
    hard, if you have a real printer (not a "win-printer, as mentioned in another
    thread.) BTW, PC-DOS 7 is an excellent product - the most stable DOS ever

    If you are running the crippled DOS inlcuded with W2K, you will have no end
    of troubles. T'aint' worth it IMO.
    Wolf Kirchmeir, Aug 27, 2003
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