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Windows 10 fix for Dymo Labelwriter Software

6 CommentsThursday, 1 October 2015  |  Tech Support

The latest Dymo Software for LabelWriters (8.5.1) is supposed to work with Windows 10, but there seem to be a lot of issues with the software freezing during startup.  But this is a "known issue", and it has a known (and simple) fix:

  • Right-click on DYMO Label v8 desktop icon
  • Select Properties
  • Select Compatibility
  • Select "Run in compatibility mode with Windows 7"
  • Press Apply
  • Press OK

A new version of the software is "in progress", but until then these simple steps will get rid of the freezing issue.


Rex Sandbach
Monday, 7 December 2015  |  16:10

This fix doesn't work. Tried various 'compatibility' settings but the same 'cannot create instance' error occurred.


Tech Support
Monday, 7 December 2015  |  16:17

This fix fixes the 'freezing at startup' problem only, not any other problems or errors.