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2. Basic System Board Setup > 14. Configure Parallel Ports

Configure Parallel Ports

Set up your parallel ports in ways that accommodate your peripherals and your other expansion needs.

Although LPT ports are seldom used for much of anything (even printers, since most now use USB) these days, the occasion may arise when you need to use the port to hook up an old external disk drive to recover some important files or an old scanner to capture a document or photo, or to connect two PCs with a special transfer cable to migrate data from an old PC to a new one. Knowing the basics of your LPT ports will make these tasks easier.

Before you can use an LPT port, you need to have one, so you need to find out if you do. There are specific ways to tell if you have one or more LPT ports on your system:


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