Summary: Installs easily, drivers work on Windows 8. The only 'gotcha' is that there's drivers for all their products on the DVD, so you have to do a bit of digging through the directories (PCIe or PCIExpress, then Parallel) and match up the chipset ID to the driver you're looking for (hint: it's OXPCIe952)...
Summary: I have an older piece of communications equipment that requires address 378. From windows 7 on this address is no longer available, making your older equipment worthless. This card make that address available. I am very happy with it.
Summary: I put this card in a Dell desktop system running Windows 7 (64-bit). Our printer, an HP Laserjet 4050 (I know!) works with no problems. The card came with a CD-ROM but I did not bother to even look at it. Rather, I downloaded the driver from the StarTech site.
Summary: It took mere seconds to install the card in my computer. Windows 7/8 drivers are not on the included disk but are in the driver package at the StarTech web site. After installing the drivers, the port was instantly recognized in Windows 7.
Summary: We do not recommend this product due to misleading advertising by StarTech.
Pros: The only pro we can report is that the hardware itself was functional, which was determined by install this adapter into a Windows machine, loading the driver and testing it with our parallel port diagnostic tools.
Cons: The intended application was to provide a parallel port in a Linux server whose motherboard doesn't have the requisite hardware. StarTech claims that this adapter has support for the Linux 2.4 and 2.6 kernels, which turned out to not be the case. Linux reported that the adapter had been enumerate...
Summary: Couldn't get it to work with MACH3. I followed all the steps from Artsoft themselves and couldn't get it to work. I ended up buying a Smoothstepper board and within 10 minutes I was turning parts.
Summary: I do not require 2 way parallel functionality so I don't know how well that works. The driver download zip includes a PDF with procedures to create a Linux device for it too. http://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Parallel/1-Port-EPPECP-Parallel-PCI-Card~PCI1PECP I have not tried it with Linux yet.
Pros: Simple product, where the expectation is that it just works, and it does. I have installed this card in 2 different systems, and used it under Vista and Windows 7 I connect an old HP laser jet to it.