Hi Tzuk, back again.
Yes, what you requested I try did work, with the printer turned on and a text-editor sandboxed. I saw the Print Preview window.
Then, I went a bit beyond what you requested, in the event it might be helpful. If not, please disregard the following.
Having achieved success with getting the Preview to appear, I tried printing normally (that is, not to a file).
I turned the printer's power off, to simulate your set-up, and the result was erratic: first the print jobs remained in the queue. Turned the printer on, as I know in Windows 2000 when I forget and try to print with the printer off, turning it on will make the spooler resume normal operation. But not this time.
Then I turned the printer's power on and tried it again. This time there was a long delay, and the text-editor crashed, and Windows asked if I wanted to terminate the program. I said yes, the editor terminated, and then after another delay, the Print Preview page appeared, for the job I was attempting to print, just before the text-editor crashed.
Additional bit of information: the problem may be intermittent. I had never noted this before, but as you know, there have been a few days delay since our prior session. Just to see what would happen, I tested to see if I could go as far as far as the Print Preview, in the browser as I was using it to find the forum. Again, this was at the very beginning of my test session.
With the printer power turned on, three times, I simulated printing (to paper, not to a file) the forum page by going as far as the Print Preview, and then hitting 'Cancel'. It worked three times, just as if it were unsandboxed or running sandboxed in Windows 2000, and then it resumed failing. Before the failures resumed, I suspect the job might have been sent to the printer, had I selected 'Print' instead of 'Cancel' on the print preview window.
Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated!