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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Problem Clinic: Failed to Convert DEVMODE to Print Ticket Error when Printing from DYMO Label version 8

Q. What does the following error mean when using Dymo Label Software v8?

“Printing Error: PrintTicket provider failed to Convert DEVMODE to Print Ticket”

A. The Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) has either been uninstalled or is not configured properly. Open Add or Remove Programs in Windows to determine if MSXML is currently installed on your computer. 

To download MSXML, go to the Microsoft site.  Windows XP users should download and install msxml6_x86.msi.