Microsoft KB Archive/43748

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Changing Printers During Print Job Affects Output


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 2.03, 2.1, 2.11, 3.0, 3.0a

When you use the spooler during a print job, do not use the Control Panel (or any other method) to change the connections of the currently active printer.

For example, if a job is currently printing to a LaserJet on LPT2, do not try to connect an Epson to that port (and change the LaserJet to something else), and do not try to change the LaserJet to a different port until the print job is done. Doing so may result in the loss of the rest of the print job or in severely garbled output.

This information also applies to Windows/386.

Additional query words: 3.00 3.00a

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Technology : kbWin3xSearch kbWin203 kbWin210 kbWin211 kbWin300 kbWin300a

Last Reviewed: December 16, 2000
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