Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Virtual USB port is missing on Windows 7

Hi All, it has been a long time since I have posted last blog. I was away for a while during Christmas time. Today, I am going to share information about how to get virtual USB port in drop down list while installing local printer (USB) on Windows 7, if it’s not available by default.

I followed below steps to add virtual USB port to add USB printer to Windows 7 PC.

  •          Click on Start. Go to Devices and Printers.
  •          Click on Add Printer.
  •          Select Add a local Printer
  •          In Choose a printer port box, select Create a new port option.
  •          From the drop down list, choose Local port and click on Next button.
  •          Port Name dialog box will appear. Type port name USB001, click on OK
  •          In the step, choose appropriate printer driver from list or provide a driver disk to complete printer driver installation process.
I hope you may find this very useful.

Disclaimer: does not conceal the possibility of error and shortcomings due to human or technical factors. does not bear responsibility upon any loss or damage arising from conduct or activities related to the use of data and information contained in this blog.


  1. Great article. But it didnt work for me.

    My prinmter has a wierd USb port. It has 7 pins instead of like all the other USB stuff.

    Any help?

    1. Hi Mr Andem,

      We are sorry to hear that it didn't work for you. We do not have access such printer. Can you please provide us more information such as your printer' make/model and OS? So, we can look in to this and try to provide you help installing printer. Please send us your details to us on

      TechieTalks Team

    2. Thanks friund.

      I have a Dell D630 running CentOS 5.4. I tried using samba and htop but it didnt help.

      My prnter is a OKI Microline. Does your big offices hsve one?

    3. Where are you Teckie Talks man?

    4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    5. Hi Mr Andem,

      I am sorry for late reply. I tried my best to get hold of similar printer but I couldn't find one. I will keep looking for such USB printer and update article.

      TechieTalks team