Move document between printers / More than one printer when changing USB port

Move document between printers / More than one printer when changing USB port

Post by Peter Huck » Wed, 09 Jun 2004 08:04:51


I have an annoying problem in XP. I have only one printer, but if I plug it in a different printer port - XP insists it's a differnt printer!!! Stupid XP seems to do this with all USB devices (suggestion/complaint sent to MS). So I ended up with a load of documents in a dead queue, so why can't I just move them to the correct queue? The driver etc etc is the same as it's the same actual printer!!!!

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1. USB to Printer bridge/USB to parallel port printer cable

2. USB001 Virtual printer port vs USB002 Local port vs USB003 Virtual printer port ????

I have an hp1012 on USB001 and an Epson Stylus Photo 870 on USB003, both of
which are described as virtual printer ports in the printer's Properties.
Both printers print work fine. I also see an unused USB002 described as
"Local port". (Don't ask me how I ended up with this arrangement - I can't
really tell you.)

What is the difference between a USB local port and a USB virtual printer
port? Should the printers be assigned to virtual printer ports?

I am trying to gain some understanding of what is going on because of a
related problem, and that is that my scanning software (Microtek ScanWizard)
tells me that no printer drivers are installed, so I cannot use the copy
function. Nobody else to be complaining about this problem. I am running
WinXP SP1 on a plain ol' Dell 4500.

Any guesses as to what the scanning software might be looking at to
determine whether printer drivers are installed? I have uninstalled and
reinstalled the scanner and printers and related software so many time that
I have lost count. I am using the latest versions of scanner and printer
software/drivers.

Sure will appreciate any help.

Robert Leavitt

3. USB Printer Ports still there after removing printers

4. Print to Printer driver or Print to USB printer using open Port

5. USB printer Router with parallel port for printer

6. Printer sharing problem (virtual printer port for usb)

7. Printer.port for a USB printer

8. USB-printer, informations about virtual printer ports?

9. only have one TS001 printer ports when wanting to add printers

10. How can I select printer by myself to print one report to any port printers?

11. Windows XP Pro keeps changing the Printer Port for network printer

12. Weird behaviour of usb printer (drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: error -110 reading printer status)

13. Weird behaviour of usb printer (drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: error -110 reading printer status)

14. Weird behaviour of usb printer (drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: error -110 reading printer status)

15. Weird behaviour of usb printer (drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: error -110 reading printer status)