Installing Generic / Text Only printer on Windows XP

  1. Click Start | Control Panel | Printers and Faxes. If you do not see Control Panel after you click Start, click Start | Settings | Control Panel | Printers and Faxes.
  2. On the Printers and Faxes window, double-click Add a Printer.
  3. On the Add Printer Wizard window, click Next.
  4. On the Local or Network window, check Local printer attached to this computer and uncheck Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer. Click Next to continue.
  5. On the Select a Printer Port window, select FILE: (Print to File) from the Use the following port: drop-down list. Click Next to continue.
  6. On the Install Printer Software window, click Generic from the Manufacturer pane. Click Generic / Text Only from the Printers pane. Click Next to continue.
  7. On the Name Your Printer window, use the Generic / Text Only printer name in the Printer name: field. In the Do you want to use this printer as the default printer field, click No. Click Next to continue.
  8. On the Printer Sharing window, click Do not share this printer. Click Next to continue.
  9. On the Print Test Page window, click No. You do not want to print a text page. Click Next to continue.
  10. Click Finish to finish adding your printer.
  11. If Windows XP displays the Print to File window, click Cancel.
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