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I have the Husqvarna lady rose and the amazing box for my reader writer but it will not allow us to programm it in the computer so now I'm looking for a reader writer box thats compatable with lady rose or Viking #1 rose. can you tell me where I can buy a used one if possible. If not what do I have to pay for a reader writer box and cards?

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I have the Ultimate Box and it works great on the Rose and my old PC. The Ultimate box is not compatible with Windows Vista though - good think I am keeping my old computer!!

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