I've been attempting to run an ancient plotter using Autocad drivers on a HP winXP laptop (sp2). It seems, though, that the precise driver for my plotter (generic HP-GL/2 drivers do not work with it as it is using HPGL) is not functioning in my version of Autodesk. I've been rummaging through some other systems I own, and found the exact driver for the model plotter I'm using (HP DraftPro DXL 7575a) on my ancient win95 laptop. Natch that that computer would run the device fine if its parallel port drew voltage, but it seems that either it's shorted out, or the port's own drivers are corrupted.
To sum up, is it at all possible to make a device driver formatted for win95 run that device in XP?