When you add a parallel port to a virtual machine, you can use a parallel port on the host or an output file.

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Start the Add Hardware wizard.

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Select Parallel Port, and click Next.

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Select Use physical parallel port on the host or Output to file, and click Next.

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If you selected Use physical parallel port on the host, select the port from the drop-down menu. If you selected Output to file, browse to the location of the file.

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Under Device status, deselect the Connect at power on check box if you do not want the parallel port device to be connected when the virtual machine powers on.

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Click Next.

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Review the information on the Ready to Complete page, and click Finish.