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WinXP How to Tunnel LPT over USB [closed]

I have a windows program that accesses a device connected to a LPT (1-3) 25 pin port. The communication is bidirectional, and I suspected the control lines are also accessed directly. I would like ...
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How can I allow non-administrators to use port-specific USB devices that require a driver-reinstall for each new port?

Is there a way to give non-admin users the right to (re-)install drivers for a port-specific USB device so that they do not need an administrator login every time they plug the same device into a ...
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Is there a way of creating an image from a bootable usb stick

I would like to create an image from a hard drive, but most software for this requires to be installed (on windows) I would like to attach two hard-drives and a usb stick, and create and copy the ...
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Disable USB Storage in General But Include Exceptions for Specific Devices

There are several questions here about disabling USB storage in general via GPO but I can find no information on whether it is possible to add exceptions for specific devices. Put another way, can USB ...
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Use WMI to detect a USB drive was connected, regardless of whether it was mounted?

I am writing a script that uses MS KB 823732 to temporarily prevent users from plugging in new USB storage devices. This works fine, and the HKLM\...\Services\UsbStor registry key successfully blocks ...
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Uninstall USB storage device driver [USBSTOR.*]

How do I remove the USB storage device driver from Windows XP, such that the next time a USB storage device is plugged in the Plug-and-Play infrastructure will install the driver before mounting the ...
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Automated mechanism to disable USB storage media + log attempted mounts?

I need some help putting together the pieces to do this: Run a script or program that disables USB storage devices. Log any blocked device mounting to the system event log. Run a second script or ...
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RS232 Hub - USB

We have been using this RS232 USB hub here: Serial Gear It is required for a POS application, since the PC requires many COM ports. Our problem is the linked hub is absolutely terrible. It has ...
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How can I convert a USB printer to LPT?

I have an Java enterprise app that only prints to LPT1. The problem is, the only printers available in my company are USB printers. The developers and support staff (InfoSys) for the app all say they ...
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How to remove all previous devices in xp?

On our computers, we use daily dozens of different usb drives from our customers. This is bad because the registry hive is becoming huge as windows is so "smart" to save them forever I set ...
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How do you make a WinXP bootable USB drive?

How do you make a WinXP bootable USB drive? I've seen a bunch of instruction here on ServerFault but they are specific to Vista or Linux, so again - I'm using WinXP. I've also tried unetbootin, but ...
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Device can't start error code 10

My (office) Desktop PC have some restrictions to USB devices. From the domain server there are some policies imposed. If I insert USB Mass Storage device like a memory stick, my system is able to ...
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Locking Desktop USB Ports

How do you lock out the USB ports on the desktop PCs so we can prevent usage of USB drives on the desktops. I should clarify that these are Windows XP desktops. We should also assume that like most ...
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Windows Delayed Write Failure - USB 2.0 Hub and External HDD

I have a test server that runs Windows XP, and we attach an external hard drive to it via USB 2.0. (And yes the computer has USB 2.0 ports on it) The drive is a 1.5 Terrabyte Segate FreeAgent ...