Depending on the hardware configuration and the Windows version, your printer may be Plug-and-Play (PnP) detected when connecting to the USB, parallel, or serial port interfaces.
Recent Windows operating systems automatically detect the printer when it is connected through the USB interface.
At this time, the printer drivers do not support serial port PnP installation.
For PnP operations, the printer’s PC interface configuration for the parallel port must support bidirectional communications and be connected.
When connecting the printer for the first time to the PC, the operating system will automatically initiate an Add New Hardware wizard. If you have pre-loaded the driver suite using Zebra Setup Utilities, the printer driver will automatically install.
Access your Windows printer directory, then right-click the printer name and select
. Click the
Print test page
button to verify a successful installation.
The Windows operating system detects and re-links a previously-installed printer under the following conditions:
The printer it is reconnected to the USB interface, or
If printer power is turned on when the PC has finished rebooting the Windows OS.
Ignore any New Device Detected warnings and close the taskbar prompts. Wait several seconds for the Windows OS to match the printer to the driver software. The warnings will disappear, and the printer should now be ready to begin printing.