Worked fine until I've upgraded to Windows 8.1.
What I did was set the USB printer to
lpt1: on the local Windows 8 computer and another XP computer via LAN to
lpt2:, the same way with the same printer on the Windows 8 computer. But now it doesn't work anymore from the Windows 8 machine (where the printer is plugged via USB). Tried already deleting
lpt2: on the XP one, as well as
lpt1: on the Windows 8, reset it. Not working... :-( I tried also
net use lpt1: \\server\printer password "\user:Ute Berger" /persistent:yes
Of course, with the correct server and shared printer name as well as
net use \\server\printer "\user:Ute Berger" password /persistent:yes
This is the name displayed as a user now. But in C:\users it is named Benutzer1. Tried this one also. Nothing worked. What could be the problem here?
What's strange is that when I type
net use lpt1: on the XP, I get another error (
67 - The network name wasn't found) than trying something I didn't set up like lpt2 (
2 - The system can't find the file). Could this be a possible problem as even if deleted something is left blocking on the Windows 8 computer?