You’ve just installed or upgraded to Windows 10, and your printer connected via parallel port refuses to work, giving an error message saying “printer is in error state”.
Go to the device manager, find the parallel port and double-click it to bring up the properties sheet. Click the “Port Settings” tab and then select “Use any interrupt assigned to the port” and click OK (see Figure 1 below). The printer should be detected and work properly.
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