GENERIC/TEXT ONLY PRINTER DRIVER FOR WINDOWS 10

Does anyone know when (or if) Microsoft will update the Genera/Text Only printer driver to work with Wincows 10?
 

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Last updated November 14, 2019 Views 14,584 Applies to:

Hi Roger,

Thank you for being part of Windows 10.

I would request you to keep on checking the link mentioned below for all the latest news about Windows 10.

http://blogs.windows.com/?filter=true&filter-category=pc

Do get back to us for any issues pertaining in the future. We will be happy to help.

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I have to have a text only printer driver on my PC for my business. I print receipts with a stand alone thermal printer. I just upgraded to windows 10 and now it will not work. How to I fix this?

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install your printer with generic drivers after every windows 10 update. that is what i am having to do with our customer's receipt printers every single time!

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We are having MASSIVE problems with Windows 10 Generic/Text Printer drivers.

We have a huge client base out there using DOT MATRIX printers. Because DEVICE fonts are so much faster than TrueType fonts, we use the Generic/Text driver and send RAW text to the printer.  Some clients have upgraded to Windows 10 and one by one their printers stopped printing. It seems like the Generic/Text driver in Windows 10 no longer supports RAW printing. Why this change?

We are DESPERATE for a solution and have been spending considerable amounts of money trying to find a solution. So far the only solution was to downgrade those clients back to Windows 7, or to print in GRAPHICS mode, which the clients HATE because it is incredibly SLOW...

Has anyone found an answer to the problem yet?

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Hello all, i believe i found the solution but it may not be for all. After dealing with this issue almost all night trying to make Generic / Text Only to work on Windows 10 i found out that the problem is in USB-TO-SERIAL cable. Even thoug on Windows 7 it works and also on my Windows 10 also. The solution for me was to connect the printer to USB instead of adaptor. This means you have to have printer with USB connection and not serial. After i connected printer to USB port everything started to work like a charm !

Hope this helps!

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