Can I Still Use an Old Plotter Printer With a New Computer?

Episode 1665 (2:01:44)

Ralph from Pennsylvania
 RS-232 port

Ralph has an old HP draft plotter printer and wants to know how he can use it with a modern computer. Leo says that those old plotters used an RS-232 port and he will need to get a USB to Serial adapter in order to use it. Ralph will also need software to configure it. Leo says to do some google searching for user forums and YouTube videos to walk through it. The tricky thing may be drivers.