Replacing Obsolete Printers
The current Dell OptiPlex 7010 PC configuration that we are going with does not include a parallel port. If you are replacing a PC that has a parallel cable-connected printer, you will no longer be able to use that printer. Another problem with these older paralell printers is that they often do not have Windows 7 compatible print drivers. The Epson TM-u200 receipt printers are one example.
If you are replacing a PC that uses a parallel connected printer, you have a few options. You can order a new printer that connects to the PC by USB cable. You can also print to a network-attached printer or a shared printer if you have one.