Pre-install Windows Printer Drivers

Pre-install Windows Printer Drivers

Zebra is changing the way you install and use your printer with your Windows-based PC systems.
After you have set up the printer and verified that it can print a configuration label, you are ready to connect the printer to your device (such as a computer, phone, or tablet) and install the drivers.
We recommend that, at minimum, you pre-install the ZebraDesigner Windows driver to avail of the ease-of-use and simplicity advancements in Windows operating systems (OS) higher than Windows XP OS version SP2.
Zebra provides the following:
  • Zebra Setup Utilities (ZSU)—A suite of Zebra printer drivers, utilities, and communications and installation tools deployable on most Windows PC operating systems.
    Zebra Setup Utilities and Zebra Windows printer drivers are available on the CD provided with your printer. For later versions, go to the Zebra website at zebra.com.
  • ZebraDesigner Driver and Zebra Setup Utilities—The driver supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows OS and is Microsoft Certified. It can be installed on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 OS.
    ZebraDesigner driver and Zebra Setup Utilities support the following G-Series printer communication interfaces:
    • USB port
    • Parallel port
    • Serial port
    • Wired and wireless Ethernet
    • Bluetooth (using a virtual Bluetooth printer port)
Wait to apply power to the printer until after you have installed the drivers on the PC.
To install the drivers:
  1. Connect the printer to a PC that is running a Windows OS that the Zebra driver supports, namely Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 OS.
  2. Install the Zebra Setup Utilities. The utility will prompt you to apply power to the printer.
  3. Continue following the on-screen instructions to complete your printer installation.