WinPawn Free maintenance updates
Free WinPawn maintenance updates:
NOTE: WinPawn 5.00 is the new current version. There are no new further
updates for Version 4.00.
For upgrading to 5.00 please click
Version Upgrades page (button on left).
Click on your version to download latest revision update.
- Version 5.00
(2012/08/08) Correct checkbox bug in inventory report window.
1. Backup your entire WinPawn software before updates in case of problems.
2. Exit WinPawn on all stations
3. Download above file and execute it on each Winpawn workstation.
View changes list
Previous versions 2.00/2.01/3.00/3.10/3.20/4.00
Version 5.00 updates cannot be used for previous versions or
to upgrade from previous versions. Upgrade to latest version requires
upgrade license purchase.
Cameras for WinPawn
Some expensive commercial photo-ID cameras are available and can be used with the TWAIN method.
Logitech and other vendors of popular inexpensive consumer WebCams are
changing models as quickly as their socks to satisfy the latest
consumer demand for gadgets and not for business use.
But a few of these consumer WebCams can be used with WinPawn.
The following methods were found to work with some popular webcams.
- TWAIN option camera process(11/11/2009)
is a convenient way to take pictures.
Enhanced CAMSOFT Method(11/30/2009) with Logitech and other WebCams.
CAMSOFT Method This may work for some computer cameras.
Select the CAMSOFT method in WinPawn - File/SystemSetup
/WorkStationSetup. See WinPawn manual section 3.5 for more instructions.
Receipt printer for Sales/LayAways.
In WinPawn menu File/SystemSetup/WorkstationSetup you can check "Use 3" receipt printer
for Sales/Layaways" This allows printing simple 3 inch wide paper tape tear-off
receipts on printers like "Star SP200" for Sales and LayAways. You must install
the "Generic / Text Only" windows driver in Windows connected to the printer.
The printer name must be "Generic / Text Only"
Electronic Fingerprint Scanning
(11/13/2009) WinPawn can use a fingerprint scanner to record fingerprints in digital file form for
providing fingerprints to police where required. This feature is NOT for WinPawn customer
identification or recognition or employee login or other imaginary uses.
fingerprint scanner from www.m2sys.com company. WinPawn fingerprint
scanning only works with the scanner from this company.
After you purchase the scanner you can download the
M2-S device driver for XP
software and install it on your PC.
For 64 bit operating PC in Vista or Windows 7 click here.
You also must download the extra Winpawn fingerprint scanner files
Extract the files and put them into the Winpawn directory (usually c:\wpawn500).
Graphics Package files.
- (04-01) WPgraph.zip zip file.
Unzip all the files into your WinPawn directory.
Driver License Magnetic Strip Scanning.
Latest US ATF 4473 print format files.
- (10-98) atf4473.zip file.
Unzip and replace older files in your WinPawn directory.
Thermal Label Printers:
Removable labels - 30/sheet:
You can get removable labels that do not leave sticky mess when removed.
Here is one source: go to
and select WL-875WR in the "Select material" box.
Another source is:
How to set custom printer page size
WinPawn manual section 3.5 - camera twack_32.exe utility
- Download camera twack_32.exe utility to select default TWAIN device - see section 3.5 of instruction manual:
Click here (10/07/05)
Hints for adding additional workstations
- Install WinPawn on additional workstation
- Setup a peer LAN between the workstations.
- Get full administrative access permissions between the PCs -
see wp-PC_settings.html specially near
- In Winpawn go to File/SystemSetup/WorkstationSetup and click on the
small yellow ? help button. Down on the page you will see instructions
for the server connection.