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Bernina Embroidery Software version 4

I got a new computer for Christmas (Windows Vista) and even after I downloaded the version 5 patch, my computer acts like it's installing the software and then there is an error. I don't understand what I need to do to make my program work. I'm not a computer geek . . . If you could help me with this I would be so grateful.

Many thanks,
Stephanie (deacon@unt.edu)

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  • tamaraevans Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem with my new computer and Version 4.

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If you have Vista 32-bit the following will work. If you have Vista 64-bit it will not work and they don't plan to fix it I'm told.

To do so:

  1. Open Windows Explorer. (use to be called My computer)
  2. Location the application executable. (if you have the CD in right click it and choose Open.)
  3. Right click the executable (setup.exe) and click the Properties option.
  4. Select the Compatibility tab.
  5. Select the Run This Program in Compatibility Mode option. From the drop-down list, choose the operating system you ran before upgrading to Vista. (I choose XP with service pack.)
  6. Click "apply" and then "ok". That window will close.
  7. Right click the setup.exe icon again and choose to "run program as an administrator".
  8. Click OK.
  9. double click the "setup.exe' icon and it should work.

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I have installed artista v3.0 software and dongle on a machine running Windows 98. When I open the software to run it says it cannot see the security device.


Dongle will not be recognized
NOTE - If you have encountered any of the following when installing your v5 BERNINA Embroidery Software:
After the computer reboot the screen will prompt for the new dongle but will NOT recognize it.
After the computer reboot the screen will prompt AND recognize the new dongle but never ask for or recognize the older dongle.
The software installation seems to complete but when attempting to open the program you will get the tool tips for a period of time then get taken back to your Desktop.
After rebooting the PC, you get an "error 7" message in the black DOS screen.
You may try one of the following (NOTE: Disconnect ALL USB devices from the computer EXCEPT for the version 5 dongle. If doing an update, attach the old dongle only when prompted):
1. If the version 5 software is installed, go to MY COMPUTER > Local Disk C: > Program Files > BERNINA > Embroidery Software > BIN folder and in the BIN folder will be a file called 'DATAGATHER' or 'DATAGATHER.EXE'. Locate this file and double-left click it to restart the 'verifying the security device' process and should finalize the brain transfer.
2. If step 1 was not successful, you will next need to try to run the REPAIR feature from the v5 install CD. To do this, reinsert the version 5 installation cd, and choose the REPAIR feature when you are asked to make a choice. Click NEXT and YES to finalize the REPAIR and restart the computer when prompted


Also doesn't look like it will run on Windows 98. It is SOOO Old! Version 5 won't anyway.

http://www.berninasoftware.com/faq-i710-p5343c140e7c855f8d1d842476841b61ef6b09596-sE.html

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I HAVE A ARTISTA 180, WITH SOFTWARE THAT RUNS ON WINDOWS 98. I GOT A LAPTOP WITH vista AND I would LIKE TO USE MY MACHINE. WERE CAN I GET A UPGRADE FOR MY SOFTWARE and new cable. Catherine Likes


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You'll need the following service packs to use BERNINA Embroidery Software V5 aand under Windows® 7 / Windows Vista™ operating system:
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