Tip & How-To about Singer CE-100 Futura Computerized Sewing Machine

Use Your Machine with Windows 7 or Vista!

First,there's a Windows 7 update at www.Futura-support.com.Click on lefthand side,then on CE100/150/250/350, etc, etc.Follow directions CAREFULLY.First, be sure the uninstall ALL Futura software you've attempted to install & reboot your PC.
If for some reason this doesn't solve you're problem,
YOUR PC RUNS WINDOWS 7 PRO OR ABOVE If you've Windows 7 Professional or Above,solution to running any XP software is fairly easy. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx.Select your Windows 7 system & language, follow ALL instructions, & Microsoft will take you through to running XP mode on your system! If you've still a problem with the USB cable being recognized,be sure you're plugging it into BACK of the PC, not through a hub or one of the front ports.The program for the embroidery machine & the cable require more power than these allow, a technical point Singer doesn't seem to be aware of.You should be fine to install the machine's software & run it from within the XP mode now.YOUR PC RUNS WINDOWS 7 HOME, STARTER OR VISTA Unfortunately, you'll need to have a CD of Windows XP for this,no way getting around it. Hopefully, you have a copy of it lying around,or a family member,neighbor or friend who does Doesn't matter if it's XP Pro or Home.This solution is a bit more complicated,but you can get there.You're going to download a free & SAFE software,VmWare Player.The download requires you to register, but there's no cost, it's updated regularly to keep it safe & has been thoroughly checked out by a lot of experts.It's available at http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_downloads/vmware_player/3_0.Fill in required information,follow instructions from the email you're sent, & download. Normally,software will be downloaded to "Downloads" folder unless you download elsewhere.Before you do anything else,place the Windows XP CD in CD drive.Make sure you've the registration # ready.Now go to "Downloads" folder, double click on VmWare installation file(Vmware-player-etc,) & follow instructions to install.Once that's installed & you reboot your PC, double-click VmWare icon on the desktop.It'll open up a Welcome screen.Click "Create a New Virtual Machine."Next window will automatically show under installer disc "Windows XP (Pro or Home" detected." Just click next.Enter XP product key & keep entering required info in BLANK spots in the screens. ANY spot filled in LEAVE ALONE.Leave PC alone-process'll take about 20minutes.Once it's done,VmWare Player will launch Tools Installer to integrate virtual XP with your PC.It may have to download or update tools-if you see yellow banner at bottom of window,click Update Tools or Install Tools.Tools will download & install,thou you may have to approve prompt or 2.You'll be able to click between folders on your systems to copy & paste your designs back & forth.I strongly suggest whatever AntiVirus software you use you also install on XP-it'll look for updates on internet & will be subject to any viruses out there.Make sure you use any firewall,too,if you use something other than XP;s(you'll know if you do).Now-close VmPlayer completely. Don't restart it, close it-then reopen it.Get a message at the bottom that USB device connections are disabled?We've one more step before installing embroidery software.USB DEVICE CONNECTIONS DISABLED OR USB ARBITATION SERVICEFAILS/TERMINATED OR DEVICE ATTACHED TO THE SYSTEM IS NOT FUNCTIONING.Arggggh! One more thing?Okay, this is the technical part.You've got an AMD processor,not an Intel,in your PC.Congrats on a smart purchase.VmPlayer has a conflict with it.What you'll do may seem scary, but it's simple-& there's a backup if anything goes wrong.JUSTDOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING YOU DO BEFORE YOU DO IT.OK.You're going into an area that's supposedly forbidden-nonsense. Make a backup, be careful,& understand others who know what they're doing have checked these instructions.And my PC works fine WEEKS after I've done this!First, let's make a back up.Click the Start icon in lower left hand side.See that blank line on the bottom just begging for something to be typed into it?Type "regedit" & hit ENTER.Click on FILE, EXPORT.Select DESKTOP on right, name file REG BACKUP & click SAVE.Now you've made full backup of registry so if anything goes wrong you can goright back into "regedit",go to FILE, IMPORT & select file.See?Easy.Now. In Registry Editor screen that you've opened, 1. ClickHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlClass(36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8065-444553540000).2. In right hand panel, if UpperFilters exists, delete it.YES,delete it.3. Go toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServices.4. Delete the usbfilter string.5. Close registry6. You'll want to go to Start,then Computer.Double Click on C, then WindowsSystem 32/Drivers. Scroll down to fileusbfilter.sys & delete it.Now reboot your PC.FINALLY-REINSTALL YOUR EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE ACCORDING TO THEORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR MANUFACTURER.I hope this helps everyone!

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machine will not work on windows 7 64 bit computer will not load singer discs bought new computer old system was X P


First, there's a Windows 7 update available atwww.Futura-support.com. Click on the lefthand side, then on CE100/150/250/350,etc, etc. Follow the directions CAREFULLY. First, be sure the uninstall ALLFutura software you've attempted to install and reboot your PC.

If for some reason this doesn't solve you're problem, I've posted a set ofinstructions athttp://www.fixya.com/support/r8955271-use_machine_windows_7_or_vista that willallow you to run the software under XP on your Windows 7 machine. This is a bitmore complicated a solution, but if you follow the instructions carefully, youshould be fine. Try the Futura update first, though.

I hope this solves you're problem. Happy embroidery!

Apr 26, 2011 | Singer CE-100 Futura Computerized Sewing...

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my computer will not except the embroidery sofware for Futura CE250


First, there's a Windows 7 update available atwww.Futura-support.com. Click on the lefthand side, then on CE100/150/250/350,etc, etc. Follow the directions CAREFULLY. First, be sure the uninstall ALLFutura software you've attempted to install and reboot your PC.

If for some reason this doesn't solve you're problem, I've posted a set ofinstructions athttp://www.fixya.com/support/r8955271-use_machine_windows_7_or_vista that willallow you to run the software under XP on your Windows 7 machine. This is a bitmore complicated a solution, but if you follow the instructions carefully, youshould be fine. Try the Futura update first, though.

I hope this solves you're problem. Happy embroidery!

Apr 04, 2011 | Singer CE350

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Just bought this machine and installed the software. When I try to use I get a message: Can not run CF_Splash.dll


It sounds like you are trying to use the software on Windows 7 or Vista. There's a patch at www.Futura-support.com you'll need. On the lefthand side of the screen, click on downloads, then choose CE100/150/250/350, etc, etc. Follow the directions CAREFULLY. Be sure to install ALL Futura software you've already installed and reboot your PC BEFORE starting the new instructions.

If for some reason this still doesn't solve your problem, I've posted a solution that's a bit more involved on the CE100 Problems & Solutions home page for running your machine on Windows Vista/7. Basically, it allows you to run any XP program on Windows Vista or 7 using your old XP software. The Futura patch works for most people, though, so you will hopefully not have to go that route.

Happy embroidery!

Feb 15, 2011 | Singer CE-100 Futura Computerized Sewing...

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I have a Futura CE-100 and got a new laptop with Windows 7 and can not get the software to install. Gets to 100% and won't complete. How can I fix this?


First, there's a Windows 7 update available at www.Futura-support.com. Click on the lefthand side, then on CE100/150/250/350, etc, etc. Follow the directions CAREFULLY. First, be sure the uninstall ALL Futura software you've attempted to install and reboot your PC.

If for some reason this doesn't solve you're problem, I've posted a set of instructions at http://www.fixya.com/support/r8955271-use_machine_windows_7_or_vista that will allow you to run the software under XP on your Windows 7 machine. This is a bit more complicated a solution, but if you follow the instructions carefully, you should be fine. Try the Futura update first, though.

I hope this solves you're problem. Happy embroidery!

Nov 23, 2010 | Singer CE-100 Futura Computerized Sewing...

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original cd that came with machine will not download. it gets to 93% then and error message comes up.


First, there's a Windows 7 update available at www.Futura-support.com. Click on the lefthand side, then on CE100/150/250/350, etc, etc. Follow the directions CAREFULLY. First, be sure the uninstall ALL Futura software you've attempted to install and reboot your PC.

If for some reason this doesn't solve you're problem, I've posted a set of instructions at http://www.fixya.com/support/r8955271-use_machine_windows_7_or_vista that will allow you to run the software under XP on your Windows 7 machine. This is a bit more complicated a solution, but if you follow the instructions carefully, you should be fine. Try the Futura update first, though.

I hope this solves you're problem. Happy embroidery!


Jan 31, 2010 | Singer CE-100 Futura Computerized Sewing...

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