Fix for Dymo Label Software freezing in Windows 10 when using LabelWriter Printers

The Dymo Label Software 8.5.1 is supposed to work with Windows 10, but some people have been having problems with the software freezing during startup.  Apparently the driver did work on the original base Win10 install, but a windows update “broke” it.

This is a “known issue”, and here is the fix for that problem:

  1. Right-click on DYMO Label v8 icon on the desktop
  2. Select Properties -> Compatibility -> Run in compatibility mode with Windows 7
  3. Apply and OK

Boom. Job Done.

[UPDATE 11-OCT-15] This fix is specific to this problem.  If you’re not having this specific problem, then this specific solution won’t help! (duh)

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Windows 10 driver for Dymo Labelwriter 310/320/400/450

You can download the new Windows 10 driver for Dymo’s ranges of labelwriter printers from this page:

dymo-labelwriter-450-label-maker  (Then click on the DRIVERS tab above the description)


Operating System Support

  • Windows XP SP2 or later
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10


Printer Support

DYMO Label v.8.5.1 supports the following printer models:

  • LabelWriter 450
  • LabelWriter 450 Turbo
  • LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo
  • LabelWriter 450 Duo
  • LabelWriter 4XL
  • LabelWriter SE450
  • LabelWriter 400
  • LabelWriter 400 Turbo
  • LabelWriter Duo
  • LabelWriter Twin Turbo
  • LabelWriter 310 (models 90966, 93029 & 93034 ONLY)
  • LabelWriter 315 (model 90975 ONLY)
  • LabelWriter 320 (models 90892, 93031 & 93036 ONLY)
  • LabelWriter 330 (model 90891 & 93037 USB ONLY)
  • LabelWriter 330 Turbo (models 90884, 93033 & 93038, USB ONLY
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Windows 8 driver for Dymo Labelwriter 310/320/400/450

You can download the new Windows 8 driver for Dymo’s ranges of labelwriter printers here:


Printer Support
Label Software v.8.4.1 supports the following printer models:

LW450, 450 Turbo, 450 Twin Turbo, 450 Duo, 4XL, SE450
LW400, 400 Turbo, Duo, Twin Turbo
LW310 (models 90966, 93029 & 93034 ONLY)
LW315 (model 90975 ONLY)
LW320 (models 90892, 93031 & 93036 ONLY)
LW330 (model 90891 & 93037 USB ONLY)
LW330 Turbo (models 90884, 93033 & 93038, USB ONLY)

Any unlisted models are not supported in Windows 8.

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News: Explanation for dymo 320 incompatibility with Vista & Windows 7

We finally have an answer from Dymo as to why some versions of the Labelwriter 320 & 310’s aren’t supported by the new Windows 7 and Vista drivers, while other versions of the same printers are.

Apparently, it’s all down to the usb chipset. It looks like Microsoft may have dropped support for an older USB chipset that is used by some of the old labelwriter printers, and this means that the new OS’s simply can’t detect the hardware – even if emulating XP in a virtual machine.

So that’s pretty final for those unsupported models – the OS simply can’t detect that the labeller is attached because it just doesn’t recognise the particular USB chipset. This means that we can be pretty sure that if it’s not supported now it won’t be supported by any future drivers that may be released.

There are a couple of solutions for those with unsupported printers, as previously mentioned here:

Vista & Windows 7 solutions for unsupported Labelwriter 320 / 310 Machines

Labelwriter 310 / 320 / 330 solutions for Vista / Windows 7 Users

Dymo Label Printers have posted a useful page of information covering the use of the old labelwriters with Vista and Windows 7.

As previously reported here the Dymo Labelwriter 310 driver for Windows 7 & Vista does not support all of the 300 series printers. Dymo Label Printers have proposed a few solutions, but rather than repeat them here you can read them for yourself:

Solutions for unsupported labelwriters with Windows 7 & Vista