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Can you transfer your Dongle to a usb stick and use windows 7 for 3D software insted of windows XP?

I would like to use my windows 7 and in stead of my Dongle use a usb stick to transfer designs can this be done?

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I took a class a couple of days ago at my local Husqvarna Viking store and my dongle wasn't working so the lady asked if I could used the cable. I have a Designer Topaz 20 and it didn't have the correct port to use the cable but U did have another USB drive and we were able to transfer the embroidery design to that and it worked just fine. I spoke with the manager yesterday about the dongle issues I have had ans she said that I can use any USB drive as long as it isn't too big because the machine can't read a drive bigger that 8GM. She says if you have more than that it take a really long time for the embroidery patterns to load. I hope that helps.

On a side note, I really wish this site didn't categorize Husqvarna Viking Products under "Floppy Drives". Yes, our embroidery machines are computers but it's not likely that the techy folks looking in the floppy drives category can even help us.
Hey, Fixya can we have a Husqvarna Viking category for sewing & embroidery machines?

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Not quite sure what you mean however i will try to help
The need to transfer files from one hard drive to another is common when restoring from backup, to make more room on a drive by archiving files or to copy or move files to a portable hard drive.

Whether the destination drive is an installed second or third hard drive or is a portable hard drive, the procedure to transfer files from one hard drive to another remains the same.

Plug the destination hard drive into the computer if the drive is portable, and confirm that the computer has recognized the hard drive with a pop-up acknowledgment message.

Click the "Start" button then click "Computer" or "My Computer," and then double-click on the icon of the hard drive that contains the files to be copied.

When a window appears displaying the contents of the hard drive, navigate to the location of the files to be transferred.

Click on each file to be transferred while holding down the "CTL" key to select all files to be copied.

Right-click on one of the files that has been selected and click "Copy" in the menu that appears if you wish to leave a copy of the files on the hard drive, or click "Cut" in the menu that appears if you wish to move the files instead.

Double-click on the icon of the destination hard drive in the "Computer" or "My Computer" window to display the contents of the hard drive in a new window.

Navigate to the location on the hard drive where the files are to be saved.

Double-click on the destination directory to open the directory and then right-click on blank space inside the directory window and click "Paste" on the menu that appears.

A window will appear and display the status of the file transfer and disappear when the file transfer is completed.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

  • Christie Davis Aug 20, 2017

    I found out later that my computerized embroidery machine, a Topaz 20 (manufactured in 2008) is only compatible with a computer that is running Windows XP or older.
    If you try to load embroidery patterns using a computer with a newer operating system, the embroidery machine can't read the USB or dongle.

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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.

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I have downloaded 5 x 7 designs which I have placed in my documents file and need to transfer them to my dongle for the designer 1 machine but have no idea how to do this - please advise if you can help me...


Okay. Firstly, a dongle is the security device for your software so you won't be downloading designs to it. Do you have a USB Designer 1 or a floppy disk Designer 1? I'm guessing USB. You need to load designs onto your USB stick - the Husqvarna one or another generic brand one - same process for both - through Disk Manager 3D program on your computer. This program is part of the 3D or 4D software suite, or you should have got it on a CD with your machine. It is a stand-alone program - you don't need all the other 3D or 4D software to run it.

Your "dongle" is likely a blue USB stick that came with the machine, yes? Do this:
Open Disk Manager program;
Insert USB stick into your computer;
In Disk Manager at the top menu bar you will see a little USB stick icon and a down arrow; click on this and the contents of your USB stick will be read to the Disk manager screen;
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Once you have populated your menu with the designs you want to embroider, click on the USB Write icon (blue USB stick and Up arrow).
You will be warned that all designs will be deleted. AS LONG AS YOU HAVE CLICKED ON READ USB STICK BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE as per instructions above, all will be well. Your new designs will be written to the stick along with the existing designs that you read into Disk Manager.
Make sure the stick is NOT write protected. Can't remember which way the sliding clip should be for the blue HV stick so if it doesn't work one way, try the other. I think it is away from the computer - but not 100% sure.
If you have your own USB stick that you want to use, open Disk Man., insert your stick then under the Disk menu you will find Format USB embroidery stick. Click on this and it will do it for you. You can still use your stick for Word files, photos etc - just don't load it up with these files. It confuses the HV software if there are loads of non-embroidery files on the stick. Once formatted, your stick will work just like the HV one.
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