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Wow, DOS.

I recall back in the 80's, that you had to install a printer into each software package - so if you ran 3 packages you had to install the printer into each of them (windows simplified things by acting as an intermediary between software packages and devices meaning you only had to install each device once).

So you will need to find DOS drivers for each printer and find out how to install the printer to Scalex Manager. The FX1170 is a dot matrix printer if my memory serves me right so DOS drivers should be available for that. Not so sure about the Stylus 750.

I can't remember if you install the printer from within the package or install it into the package from DOS - twenty-odd years has dimmed my memory I'm afraid. If you don't have a Scalex manager manual to consult you may have to search online or make an appeal in SlotForum.
 

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QUOTE (Mr Croker @ 12 Nov 2011, 00:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
that is a good joke!

You obviously never had to install printers into 4 different software packages across 500+ PC's.

Also you never had to sort out IRQ conflicts due to physical location on the system bus because the 8086/8086 processors assigned IRQ location in order of hardware encountered across said bus.

When Novell Networks arrive (pre-windows) then the bar was raised in complexity way up there to a point it was competing with the British tax system.

Believe me - when Windows first appeared plug'n'play saved me hours and hours.

I actually gave up working in IT because windows made it too easy. I started working with people instead - far more complex and ultimately far more satisfying when you get it right.

Try it - you might like it

Sorry - couldn't resist - been watching re-runs of "The Big Bang Theory" - it's obviously affecting me!
 
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