Dymo LabelWriter Windows 7 Driver Coming Soon (UK)

The Windows 7 drivers will be made available with the release of the new DYMO Label™ v.8 software. The UK release is expected “at the end of September” – I’m assuming that’s 2009… 😉

It’s not clear at this stage if any of the old LW3xx series will be supported, but I think it’s fairly safe to assume that the really old ones that weren’t Vista compatible probably won’t be Windows 7 compatible either.

Currently it is not possible to get the LabelWriter working with the Windows 7 drivers using the latest version of the Dymo Label Software.

Vista drivers for Dymo Labelwriter 310, 320 & 330 Turbo

We get a lot of requests for Vista drivers for old 300 series label printers, and there is some amount of confusion over this so here is the clarification:

The Dymo Labelwriter Vista driver (DLS 7.7 / DLS 7.8) works only for certain models (you can find the model number on the label underneath your printer):

LabelWriter 310: models 90966, 93029 & 93034
LabelWriter 320: models 90892, 93031 & 93036
LabelWriter 330 Turbo: models 90884, 93033 & 93038, USB ONLY

If you have these models the Vista driver should work. If you don’t have one of those exact models then the Vista driver will not work. At all. Whichever version of drivers you use.

The other models will still work on XP/2000 using the DLS 7.6 version.

As far as we know Dymo have no plans to include any further models in any future release of the drivers or software. Presumably there is some technical reason for this, after all the 300 series are getting quite old now and were around long before Vista.

If you have one of these ‘non-compatible’ labellers then Dymo, rather cryptically, suggest that you contact the Dymo Helpdesk for “a proper solution” – whatever that means.

Anyway, the helpdesk can be reached at helpdesk@dymo.com if you want to give it a go. And if you do, please report back here and let the King know what the solution is…

Dymo LabelWriter Software/Drivers V7.8 Now Available

The new Dymo LabelWriter Software version 7.8 is now available for download in the UK. Just click on to this LabelWriter 400 page, then click on the round Windows logo marked ‘XP/2000/Vista Drivers’.

Here are the driver/software details:

This version of software does not support Windows 95, 98 or NT.
Customers still running Windows NT should use DLS 4.31.
Customers still running Windows 98 should use DLS
Windows 95 is no longer supported.
This software only supports 300 and 400 series printers through direct USB connectivity:

LabelWriter 400 Series
LabelWriter 310 (models 90966, 93029 & 93034 ONLY)
LabelWriter 320 (models 90892, 93031 & 93036 ONLY)
LabelWriter 330 Turbo (models 90884, 93033 & 93038, USB ONLY)
LabelManager PCII
LabelManager 450
LabelPoint 350

For other models of LabelWriter 300 series, we advise to use DLS 7.6 for Windows 2000/XP users. Windows Vista users are advised to contact the Dymo Helpdesk for a proper solution.

Add in
This software includes Add in’s for:
– Outlook 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007 (not Outlook Express)
– Word 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007
– Excel 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007

Download and install instructions:

After downloading one of the files, unzip the file to a location. Double-click the file install.exe and follow the online instructions. Important notice when upgrading to or reinstalling DYMO Label Software. Always uninstall previous versions of DLS

Important: When reinstalling or upgrading: the Label Files folder is replaced.
Your own customized labels, stored in the Label Files folder (default is C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDocumentsDYMO LabelLabel Files), will be deleted.

To save your customized labels and address book

1. Copy the .lwl and sample list.dal files to a temporary folder.
2. After uninstalling and reinstalling DLS, move the labels files from the temporary folder back into the Label Files and address book folder.