Description of Printing Speed in Windows 98 and Windows 95

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This article describes printing speed in Windows 98 and Windows 95. Please note that this article does not contain any troubleshooting information, and is provided for informational purposes only.

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Printing Speed

Printing speed in Windows 98 and Windows 95 is measured in 2 different ways:
  • "Return to application" speed. This is defined as the length of time from when you click Print, to when you regain control of the system.
  • "Printer page drop" speed. This is defined as the length of time from when you click Print, to when the print job is complete.
You can affect printing speed by changing spool settings. To change spool settings:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
  2. Right-click the printer you want to use, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Details tab, and then click Spool Settings.
  4. Choose one of the following speed-related settings:

For Faster "Return to Application" Speed

Click Start printing after first page is spooled. Note that typically, you should choose EMF as the spool data format.

NOTE: PostScript printers support only the RAW spool data format.

For Faster "Printer Page Drop" Speed

Use one of the following methods:

Print Directly To The Printer

Click Print Directly To The Printer.

NOTE: If the local printer is being shared, Print Directly To The Printer is unavailable. To resolve this, stop sharing the printer.

Printing After Last Page Is Spooled

Click Start printing after last page is spooled. Note that this is how the Microsoft Windows 3.1 spooler works. In some cases, this option prevents laser printer engines from turning on and off during a print job.

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Article ID: 243074 - Last Review: January 25, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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