LabWriter Installation Instructions

LabWriter Installation Instructions
LabWriter Installation Instructions
In order to install the LabWriter software, you must follow the instructions in this document.
Clean Install (first time LabWriter is installed on a PC)
In order to install this software you must have administration permissions.
Note
The LabWriter 4.6 installation should begin automatically when you install the CD in the ‘D drive.
• Insert the CD into the ‘D’ drive of your PC.
• If the install does not automatically start, run the install manually by double clicking ‘Setup.exe’
from the LabWriter 4.6 CD.
PrintMate USB to Serial Driver
• When requested, select to install the PrintMate printer drivers.
• The following window should appear:
Note
If you do not see the window above, you will need to install the USB driver manually.
• Once the LabWriter 4.6 installation has completed, double click the file ‘USB Driver.exe’ from the LabWriter
installation CD.
• Failure to install this driver may result in ‘PrintMate not found’ errors.
After Installation is Complete
USB Selective Suspend
• Open the ‘Control Panel’.
• Click on ‘Power Option’.
• Locate the power plan that is selected.
• Ensure ‘Radio’ button has been checked.
• Click on ‘Change Plan Settings’.
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Change Settings for the Plan screen will then appear.
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Click on ‘Changed advanced power settings’.
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Click the plus sign (+) in the front of the
USB settings
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Click the plus sign (+) in front of USB
selective suspend setting
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Change ‘On battery’ and ‘Plugged in’ to
Disabled.
Update the Compatibility
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Right click on the LabWriter Icon on the Desktop.
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Select ‘Properties’.
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Select the ‘Compatibility’ tab in the dialog box.
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Select the box ‘Run this program as an
administrator’.
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Click ‘Apply’.
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Click ‘OK’.
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To update securities for the appropriate folders
Depending on which Windows operating system you have installed, you will need to complete one of the following:
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Right click on the appropriate folder listed below:
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Windows XP 32 and 64 bit folders are:
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C:\Program Files\Thermo
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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Thermo
Windows 7 32 Bit folders are:
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C:\Program Data\Thermo
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C:\Program Files\Thermo
Windows 7 64 Bit folders are:
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C:\Program Files (x86)\Thermo
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C:\Program Data\Thermo
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Select the ‘Security’ tab.
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Select ‘Users’ from the list and verify that all
permissions for this selection are ticked.
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If not all permissions are selected, click the ‘Edit’
button.
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Select all the check boxes and ensure that all the
permissions are selected.
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Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’.
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To change ComPort baud rate to 19200 for PrintMate
Windows XP
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Open the ‘Control Panel’.
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Double click on ‘System Icon’.
Select the ‘Hardware’ tab.
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Select the ‘Device Manager’ button.
Click the plus sign (+) in front of the ports.
Right click on USB Serial Port (this should be the port connected to PrintMate).
Select the ‘Properties’ button.
Select the ‘Port Settings’ tab.
Change the ‘Bits per second’ to 19200.
Click ‘OK’ and close the remaining open windows.
Windows 7
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Open the ‘Control Panel’.
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Double click on ‘System Icon’.
Select the ‘Device Manager’ button.
Click the arrow sign (→) in front of the ports.
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Right click on USB Serial Port (this should be the port connected to PrintMate).
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Select the ‘Properties’ button.
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Select the ‘Port Settings’ tab.
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Change the ‘Bits per second’ to 19200.
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Click ‘OK’ and close the remaining open windows.
PrintMate not Found Error
If you receive a ‘PrintMate Not Found’ error:
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Select the ‘Setup’ button in LabWriter 4.6.
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If the Setup button is greyed out, click the ‘Stop’ (printer function) button.
o Enter password (admin).
Select the ‘Devices’ tab.
Click the plus sign (+) in front of the ports.
Select PrintMate (one level down).
At the top of the window, select the ‘Search’ button.
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A box should appear displaying a Com Port number.
Select ‘OK’.
Select ‘Save’ and ‘Logoff’.
For any help or support for this product, contact your local Thermo Fisher Scientific office.
Anatomical Pathology Int., Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, WA7 1TA, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1928 534 000; Fax: +44 (0) 1928 534 001; Web: www.thermo.com/pathology
Anatomical Pathology USA, 4481 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
Tel: 1-800-522-7270; Fax: +1 269-372-2674; Web: www.thermo.com/pathology
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