Generic / Text Only drivers removed from Windows 11?

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I've been trying to use my line printers for wide format source code listing recently, I was able to load these drivers on Windows 10. But for some reason, after upgrading to Windows 11, when trying to use the printer I had previously set up on lpt1 as a generic/text only printer, it wouldn't let me use it. I tried to reinstall it - the process fails, giving me the "Unable to install printer. Cannot complete this function." It doesn't matter whether or not I use the existing driver or replace the current driver. I've restarted the print spooler service, I've edited the registry to remove the current printer drivers, and removed the necessary spool files. Is there something I'm missing or has backwards compatibility for this 40 year old standard finally been removed?

 

Thanks!

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