I have a 1995 #1+ Husqvarna sewing machine that has the capability to embroidery. I have very old software on disk ''Husqvaran Embroidery Customizing System'' for Micorsoft Windows 95 Version 1.2. How can I get an upgrade, on CD or download, software to use on this machine. Thanks!
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Re: Husqvarna 1 Embroidery software
Use program compatibility wizard and you'll be able to use the same program in Windows XP also.
To start the Program Compatibility Wizard, click Start, click Help
and Support, click Find compatible hardware and software for Windows XP, and then, under See Also
in the navigation pane, click Program Compatibility Wizard.
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First you need your 4D software installed on your computer (or which ever version you are using). Insert the DVD into your drive. Then open your embroidery program and then click File and Open. When the new window opens, search for your DVD drive then find the embroidery you want and click Open. The embroidery yoiu chose should open in your embroidery program with the hoop displayed on the screen. Then save the embroidery under a new name in your embroidery design folder on your computer. Then insert your USB into your computer, Open Disk Manager and Read your USB. Then click on one of the empty squares and then click File then Open. In the new window find the embroidery file you saved under a new name on your computer and choose it. It should show up in the empty square you clicked on. Then Write to your USB. Now you are ready to move your USB to your machine and the embroidery should be there. Hope this helps. Good luck.
You don't need a dongle for the sewing machine. You either have a dongle for the computer embroidery software in which case it goes in your computer when you've installed the software, or you have a USB stick that has the Husqvarna designs on it.
What colour is it? The USB sticks are blue, the 3D software dongles are red. Only problem is, I think the 4D software dongles are blue too!! My Husqvarna Designer 1 USB embroidery stick (blue) has "USB Embroidery Stick" written on it - have a look for that. The dongle will have Hasp or something like that written on it.
If you are pretty sure it is a USB stick, put it in your machine and turn it on. Then touch the disk/stick icon on the lower right hand side of the screen. Your machine should start to read the stick and you will get a pop-up menu where you can choose from the folders on the stick. If you don't, go into the PROG screen. Touch MENU, touch the disk/stick icon and see if the embroidery files on the stick come up then. Each machine came with a set of designs called Embroidery Disk 100 and three alphabets - Palace Script, Kaligraphia and Clarendon. These should all be on the USB stick.
In the event that it is a dongle you have, but not the software, you need to contact the person from whom you purchased the machine.
You can download the Husqvarna designs from the Husqvarna website, but you will need a Husqvarna formatted USB stick to do this. Therefore, you do need software on your computer. There are some low-cost alternatives to the Husqvarna software - Embird and Sew What come to mind. However, a Husqvarna program called 3D Disk Manager USB came with every USB Designer 1 machine, so you should have got that when you purchased the machine. This will be enough for you to load designs from the HV website and from other websites where you purchase designs.
You need Husqvana software Disk Manager. But this is all the program does - load Husqvarna embroidery media. A better option might be Embird which is very reasonable cost and it has editing capabilities also.
When you purchase the Husqvarna Viking software it comes with a code key called a "Dongle". It plugs into a usb port and "unlocks" the software. You can't just load the software and have it work without the dongle and you cannot just purchase a dongle. That software is about 3 versions old and is not being supported anymore by Viking. Their new software starts at $400 and is called 4D embroidery. Their web site shows what it can do.
There is a solution for this, but I can't recall it exactly. Try going to Jan Henning's website "Sew Much 4 Retirement" and click on the Tips button. Meantime, I will try to find where I have seen this topic solved.