I'm still running my venerable HP Laserjet 6L which is fine for my needs. I recently had to do a reload of XP (Home) after an unsolveable malware / virus issue. (I had a good run - over 5 years on the prior load so it was due!). Anyway, printing is fine via whatever driver XP has built in but I noticed today it no longer soft-collates the output.* Not sure how that is set and if it's a driver or XP issue. I can live with it non-collating but it would be nice to go back the way it was.
* To clarify "collating:" Back in the W95/W98 days if I printed 2 copies of a 10 page document it would print 1,1, 2, 2, 3, 3 etc. Using the printer on XP it would print 1-10, 1-10. Both made sense for their eras; the first way saves having to retransmit to the printer while the second way is more user friendly now that computers are faster and there is less need for efficiency.
Anyway, with the reload it's back to 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 etc.
Is there a way to go back to the way it was?
As I said I let XP use whatever driver it had. Trying to run the old install & setup doesn't work as it thinks it's NT and stops.