DOS2USB: A Solution for Printing from DOS to USB Printers
DOS2USB is a software that allows you to print from DOS applications to any USB printer, network printer, or virtual printer. It also provides full screen DOS prompt support for Windows operating systems. In this article, we will explain what DOS2USB is, how it works, and where you can download it.
What is DOS2USB?
DOS2USB is a software that captures MS-DOS print jobs from LPT1-LPT9 and PRN ports and redirects them to corresponding printers. It supports any PC running Windows 2000, XP, VISTA, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 2), 2008, 2012 with LAN and RDP (Terminal Service) for capturing print and redirection[^1^].
DOS2USB can print to any printer where Windows can print, including USB printers, network printers, print-servers, and PDF-printers. It does not require any modification of the DOS application. It also supports multiple languages and code pages for printing in your own language. Moreover, it provides full screen DOS prompt support for your DOS application even in RDP sessions[^1^].
How does DOS2USB work?
DOS2USB works by intercepting the print commands sent by the DOS application to the LPT or PRN port and converting them into a format that the Windows printer driver can understand. It then sends the converted print job to the selected printer using the Windows printing system. This way, you can print from your DOS application to any modern printer without changing any settings or code in your application[^1^].
DOS2USB also provides a full screen DOS prompt mode for your DOS application by using a virtual video driver that emulates the text mode of the original DOS video card. This allows you to run your DOS application in full screen mode even in Windows operating systems that do not support it natively. You can also switch between full screen and windowed mode using a hotkey[^1^].
Where can I download DOS2USB?
You can download DOS2USB from its official website: http://www.dos2usb.com/. There you can find a free trial version that you can use for 15 days with some limitations. You can also order a full version license that costs $23.99 for a single user license or $119.99 for a site license. The license is transferable and does not depend on the system or hard disk[^1^].
You can also find some alternative sources for downloading DOS2USB such as Weebly[^2^], SourceForge[^3^], or cydd-bw.org[^4^]. However, these sources may not be reliable or updated and may contain viruses or malware. Therefore, we recommend that you download DOS2USB only from its official website or from trusted sources.
DOS2USB : DOS Print ( LPT1 or PRN ) to any USB/Windows, printer