Question about Singer Futura Xl-400 All-In-One Sewing And Embroidery Machine
Posted by Anonymous on
I owned an XL-400, and now own an XL-550 and Quintet, which all run on the same software. Could you be more specific about the problem you're having?
I have a feeling that you received the basic Futura software, as well as a second CD with the add-on software like AutoPunch, and THAT software refuses to install, giving you a message that the basic Futura software hasn't been installed. It has, but XP has not yet installed the drivers into Windows. What you need to do is after installing the basic Software, you need to plug the machine into the computer and turn it on. You will get a message, "Installing new Hardware." Bring up the Futura program once and then close it, and NOW you will be able to install the add-on software.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i am having the same problem with the autopunch , i too am running win xp sp2 , i have downloaded the patch , i have turned off automaic updates . and tried the to completly disable it . i think we should write to singer this isnt gwtting our moneys worth its getting a headache . what u think . they should come out with better software , it works or a while but when you shutsown and try again at later point you have to re do all the installation . is there anyone we can write to ,since singer isnt helping find a solution . if anyone comes up with solution please post . i am going bananas , i love my machine but i want to be able to import my own designs . help ....
Posted on Jan 29, 2007
Bit out of my league can I suggest you talk to a computer expert.
My limited knowledge tells me while trying to update, your previous software package has been corrupted.
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
Maybe you should try to contact singer south africa and ask them whats wrong, my laptop did the excact same thing switch over to home pc and no problem ever again.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
You may ask your Singer supplier about Futura 2.5, this version of the software supports old machine models ce100/200, contains more features like the software for newer machine models and works under new OS including Windows 7.
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
SOURCE: I have windows 7 and
Yes, there is. Go to http://www.futura-support.com/downloads/ce150.html. Read the instructions VERY carefully. You will need to have the 2.5 Futura upgrade, which is available for $99 at Jenny's Sewing http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com/.
In case you do have your old version of Windows XP lying around and don't care to spend the money on the upgrade, there is another alternative, though it does take a few more steps. But I use it currently on my machine to run my Futura and it works beautifully. It's available at http://www.fixya.com/support/r8955271-use_machine_windows_7_or_vista and will allow you to run any old XP software on a Vista or Windows 7 machine, but only if you have your old Windows XP software available.
Either way, be sure you follow the instructions carefully. With the upgrade, I have two friends who I've upgraded their software to run their Futura's this way and they both are working fine. As I said, I use the 2nd way and have been for month's. Good luck!
Posted on Jun 14, 2011
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