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I purchased a used Husqvarna Rose machine, and I have a new laptop with Windows 7. But the software is written for Windows 95. How do I acquire an updated software?

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  • Greg,
    The Husqvarna Rose is a very pricey computer interfaced embroidery sewing machine. The country I am in is Australia. From what I can see online, there is no update available. I hoped fixya might have a better option. Any other suggestions?

  • Download is fine. Have a Have a instruction book. Embroidery card included, not sure about dongle or software whether it is included

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You have to contact the laptop maker.I had the same issue with my scanner/printer which is only about 2-3 years old.I did not have software insurance or whatever they call it for my new DELL but I found a guy nice enough to send me an updated file for free,otherwise it's like $50 USD per year for software support.We have 3 or 4 years on hardware though.If you can even find an American to talk to for it,I would be very surprised,or wherever you may be,a customer service rep native to your country anyhow.I can think of only 1 reason why they even do this stuff.$$$ Good luck! Greg

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

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  • Greg McCarthy Aug 27, 2010

    What is the make of your laptop?Dell,HP,emachine,an Australian maker?Please let me know and I will try to find something out.Greg

  • Greg McCarthy Aug 27, 2010

    Also,do you need the software download or are you just looking for a manual to read?

  • LENOVO Win7 Laptop PC, 32 Bit 3G RAM

  • I have a manual, just nothing else, need download, not sure dongle is included with my stuff

  • Greg McCarthy Aug 27, 2010

    I have found alot of free manual downloads.I have found this forum which sort of is good news and bad news.The good news is...I may have ended up saving you lots of money...the bad news...It appears that people who have been in your situation have not found a remedy.I am providing you a link to the forum.I recommend after reading the article to click on where it says comments as other people relate their stories.I have done alot of research and have come across sites that will SELL downloads but could not find anything free.So for now,I guess just read the link and figure out what you would like to do and let me know please.I will go back and find downloads if you want to try.One person in there is right,stupid Microsoft has to change everything every 4 or 5 years max and creates all kinds of issues.I was in Perth for a week once.It appeared to be clean and beautiful,or was I in the right part of town.Greg

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2. Check the operating system compatibility of your embroidery software and your computer.

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(This is MUCH CHEAPER than purchasing a new machine and all the software, etc to go with.)

Just a note: The small notebooks they've come out with, do not have the proper drive to run your embroidery program.

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