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Husqvana designer1 embroidery machine

Have inserted dongle but wont allow me into disk manager .do i have a missing driver? have put in disk 1with no results

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  • Kathy1226 May 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. The dongle is in place but I can't save a design - it says the donlge isn't there.

  • Kathy1226 May 11, 2010

    I actually have two computers - one with Vista and the other with XP. I didn't intend to keep the XP but since Vista won't accept the 3D, I'm forced to keep the XP. I was told by a Husqvarna dealer that I would have to spend several hundred dollars to buy the 4D OR a new sewing machine. Right! How do I use the 3D on a Vista?

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If you are using the 3D version of the Husqvarna Viking software, you may need to download the latest dongle drivers.
If it is 4D, you may need to update the dongle and you can do it yourself.
Check for support at:
http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/8588.htm or go to your local Husqvarna Viking dealer.

If you are trying to run 3D on a Vista computer it can be a little complicated. Let me know if this is the case.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

  • emilieesther Dec 26, 2010

    I am trying to run 3D on a Vista computer. Is there a way to do so without having to downgrade my operating system?

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My Des 1 dongle is not working in Windows Vista, any way around this pls?

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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How can I send designs from my PC to my Toyota 830 embroidery machine when my Pantograms software/hardware is no longer working?


Some of the Pantograms software programs require a USB dongle connected to the computer. However, the driver for this dongle has to be installed before you install the software or connect the dongle. I suspect you may not have installed the driver or the dongle is missing.

Assuming that the dongle is connected:
Close your embroidery software program and all of the Pantograms software, including the Network C software, on your computer and remove the USB device. Put the software install CD into your machine's optical drive. (If your new machine doesn't have an optical drive, get a USB optical drive or copy the files from the CD to a 1GB+ USB flash drive at another computer with an optical drive.) If Windows XP starts the autorun routine for the CD, click Exit. Then double-left click on My Computer to launch File Explorer. Go to the CD drive (or USB drive if you used the work-around) and double-click on it. Open the Rainbow Drivers folder and then open the XP folder. Double click on the program: setup.exe . Choose Complete install as the program executes. Then close File Explorer when the install is done. Now insert the USB dongle and follow the on-screen message about New Hardware found to install the Rainbow driver from C: .

If you do not see the New Hardware found message, try putting the dongle into a different USB port. (Make sure to avoid USB hubs - they can add to USB device issues.) If the dongle doesn't work at any port, you may need to use a different method. There is a flash reader available for connecting a USB flash drive to the Toyota 830 here: http://www.plrelectronics.com/lab/usb_reader.php . (Scroll down to the Toyota machine section. This isn't cheap but it is cheaper than some of the newer embroidery software packages.)

I hope this helps.

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Help I am missing one of the original software disks the the embroidery and digitizing program.


The software has been upgraded many times and now uses a USB port. Which version of software and which disc are you missing? I may be able to help.

Nov 19, 2013 | Husqvarna Rose

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Can't find dongle for 4d embroidery. what do I do now?


If I wasn't writing this on Christmas Day, I would say "Ask for new software for Christmas". Seriously, the proper reply is Keep Looking! If you have registered your software you MIGHT be able to purchase a replacement dongle, but I would not hold out much hope for that. Contact your HV dealer and ask. Mostly, the value of the software is in the dongle and if it is lost then the replacement cost is the cost of the software i.e. lots!. Check your household insurance policy - you might be covered for the cost of the replacement. There are other embroidery software programs that work with the Designer1 machines e.g. Embird and Sew What and these are less than $200 which is way better than $2000.

Dec 11, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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I just bought a used Designer 1 ESS machine and I do not know how to use the dongle


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.

You can download the Husqvarna designs from the Husqvarna website, but you will need a Husqvarna formatted USB stick to do this. Therefore, you do need software on your computer. There are some low-cost alternatives to the Husqvarna software - Embird and Sew What come to mind. However, a Husqvarna program called 3D Disk Manager USB came with every USB Designer 1 machine, so you should have got that when you purchased the machine. This will be enough for you to load designs from the HV website and from other websites where you purchase designs.

Nov 25, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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I have a Designer1 embroidery machine. It sewed


Have you tried another emb pattern for something else 1st? could just be a bad disc pattern

Jun 30, 2010 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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My laptop which has windows 7 on it does not recognize mmy dongle


there is an update for windows 7 and dongles at the husqvarna viking website.

From Husqvarna Viking website -

When installing the 4D Embroidery System onto Windows 7 computers, the dongle drivers may not initially work correctly, as the 4D Embroidery System installs a set of dongle drivers which were created before Windows 7.
Download and install the latest dongle drivers prior to installing the 4D Embroidery System. Failure to do this, may result in the "Dongle driver not found (E0009)" when you try to open the 4D modules.
Please follow the steps below to install the latest dongle drivers BEFORE installing the 4D Embroidery System
  1. Download and install the latest Dongle Drivers.
  2. Insert your 4D Dongle.
  3. Install your 4D Embroidery System software (and all updates).
  4. Open your 4D Embroidery System software to confirm that your dongle is working correctly.
If you installed the 4D Embroidery System software before installing the latest dongle drivers and if you experience problems such as the error message "Unable to start hasplms service..."; download and install the latest Dongle Drivers.

link to latest Dongle Drivers - http://vsmsoftware.net/downloads/HASP/HASPUsersetup.exe

Husqvarna Viking - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com

If you are still unable to get it to work, visit your local authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer. Most stores have staff who are eager to help but you might want to call for an appointment

Good luck..

Feb 13, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Loaded autodigitizing onto our new computer with Windows 7. Everything loaded just fine but when I try to open program it does not recognize the dongle.


There is an update for dongles and windows 7.

Info on Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com


When installing the 4D Embroidery System onto Windows 7 computers, the dongle drivers may not initially work correctly, as the 4D Embroidery System installs a set of dongle drivers which were created before Windows 7.
Download and install the latest dongle drivers prior to installing the 4D Embroidery System. Failure to do this, may result in the "Dongle driver not found (E0009)" when you try to open the 4D modules.
Please follow the steps below to install the latest dongle drivers BEFORE installing the 4D Embroidery System
  1. Download and install the latest Dongle Drivers.
  2. Insert your 4D Dongle.
  3. Install your 4D Embroidery System software (and all updates).
  4. Open your 4D Embroidery System software to confirm that your dongle is working correctly.
If you installed the 4D Embroidery System software before installing the latest dongle drivers and if you experience problems such as the error message "Unable to start hasplms service..."; download and install the latest Dongle Drivers.

Link to dongle drivers - http://www.vsmsoftware.net/downloads/HASP/haspusersetup.exe

Good luck.

Feb 09, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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I have the Husq Pro software for my #1+ machine and I bought a new computer with 64 bit. I can't get it installed. What do I do?


Info on Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com

When installing the 4D Embroidery System onto Windows 7 computers, the dongle drivers may not initially work correctly, as the 4D Embroidery System installs a set of dongle drivers which were created before Windows 7.
Download and install the latest dongle drivers prior to installing the 4D Embroidery System. Failure to do this, may result in the "Dongle driver not found (E0009)" when you try to open the 4D modules.
Please follow the steps below to install the latest dongle drivers BEFORE installing the 4D Embroidery System
  1. Download and install the latest Dongle Drivers.
  2. Insert your 4D Dongle.
  3. Install your 4D Embroidery System software (and all updates).
  4. Open your 4D Embroidery System software to confirm that your dongle is working correctly.
If you installed the 4D Embroidery System software before installing the latest dongle drivers and if you experience problems such as the error message "Unable to start hasplms service..."; download and install the latest Dongle Drivers.

Link to dongle drivers - http://www.vsmsoftware.net/downloads/HASP/haspusersetup.exe

Good luck.

Jan 23, 2010 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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I need a driver for a husquvarna 3D reader/writer card, where can I find one


Info on Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com

When installing the 4D Embroidery System onto Windows 7 computers, the dongle drivers may not initially work correctly, as the 4D Embroidery System installs a set of dongle drivers which were created before Windows 7.
Download and install the latest dongle drivers prior to installing the 4D Embroidery System. Failure to do this, may result in the "Dongle driver not found (E0009)" when you try to open the 4D modules.
Please follow the steps below to install the latest dongle drivers BEFORE installing the 4D Embroidery System
  1. Download and install the latest Dongle Drivers.
  2. Insert your 4D Dongle.
  3. Install your 4D Embroidery System software (and all updates).
  4. Open your 4D Embroidery System software to confirm that your dongle is working correctly.
If you installed the 4D Embroidery System software before installing the latest dongle drivers and if you experience problems such as the error message "Unable to start hasplms service..."; download and install the latest Dongle Drivers.

Link to dongle drivers - http://www.vsmsoftware.net/downloads/HASP/haspusersetup.exe

Dongle issues - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/global/8588_4197.htm

Good luck.

Dec 10, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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My designer 1 keeps saying "No floppy Disk Inserted" and of course there is.


Do you have this problem with only one floppy, or have you tried several? Make sure the floppy is pressed into the slot fully. It should sort of "click" in.

Is the floppy properly formatted for the Designer1? You cannot just drop embroidery files onto it and put it in the machine - the designs need to be in .shv format and in a certain file hierarchy. Only genuine Husqvarna embroidery disks, or ones created in Husqvarna or Embird software can be used.

Of course it may be a sign that your Des1's floppy drive is not working, in which case you will have to take the machine in to be fixed.

Post more detail on your problem and I will try to offer more specific advice.
Pamsquilt

Oct 08, 2008 | Husqvarna Designer I

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