We have had to stop manufacturing our own brand USB to parallel converter because an essential integrated circuit is no longer available. No other USB to parallel adapter from another manufacturer will work with our devices. So far, we have only been able to to get our parallel products working using plug-in PCI or PCI-Express cards in desktop PCs and PCMCIA cards in laptops.
You will need to use Windows XP or later & you should be using the latest version of PicoScope5/PicoLog, R5.21.1, available here on our website:-http://www.picotech.com/software.html
This latest version of PicoScope5/PicoLog should, work with most PCI, PCI express & Cardbus (PCMCIA) parallel port cards.
Does your laptop have an Express card slot? http://www.delock.com/produkte/gruppen/ ... 66220.html
or a PCMCIA card slot?http://www.delock.com/produkte/gruppen/ ... 61612.html
You have to have the card plugged in when the laptop starts.
(The cards above are just for illustration, and although they work, they are just some of many available.)