Well, I'm almost there! With the help of "HellaNice", I bought a new adapter and drivers that worked and my computer (1995 vintage with Windows 95) is now connected to the internet. Unfortunately, it is operating VERY slowly. I am told that the cause may be the memory, that I may need to install a new memory panel under the door on the bottom of the computer. I am also told that IBM may not manufacture parts for the Thinkpad anymore. Do any of you expects know if the slowness is caused by the memory? If so, do you know where I can get a new/aftermarket/rebuilt memory panel (if that's what it is called)? Also, the computer otherwise works fine but the keys are hard to push. Does that mean I may need a new keyboard? Where to get? I guess at some point I may need to spring for a new computer!
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This post has ended up on a sewing machine forum for the Janome Memorycraft 9000, so I think you will be best served to start afresh with a new posting in the computer geek area, sewing machines, no problem, vintage computers,. .............well, largely, sorry.
Anyway, 13 years is a great result for a computer, go take a test drive of a newer model and see what you are missing out on.....one thing tho', if you can, stick to Wndows XP not the newer Vista that seems to be the perceived wisdom.........hey, now you are on the web, you can do some of your own background research on all kinds of things for almost nothing !!
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I have a singer quantum xl5000 embroidery machine. One Thing I can tell you is that you have to use the original cord that came with the Card writer. The cables that come with the card writer is a null modem Cable. It suppresses the modem signal through the computer to the cable. Then you can adapt it to say USB with another cable. You hook your new cable to the cable that came with the card writer. The original cable must be hooked to the card writer first. Then use an adapter or the new cable to hook to the computer. The new cables Must also have a fdti chipset in them. If you have all that your computer will be able to talk to the card writer and it will work. If it still doesn't work then your USB port needs a new driver. You might check the USB port first to make sure the drivers good. That's very simple just go into the control panel on your computer click system folder and go down through the list until you see the USB ports your porch should be listed. Just click on the file and see if it says working properly if it doesn't realize the driver
I tried the Husqvarna Viking dongle drivers for 4D VIP Customizing software on a new Windows 8.1 system, but nothing worked. (It worked fine on my old Vista system). After a few weeks of frustration, I found this site : http://www.safenet-inc.com/support_and_downloads/Download_Drivers/Sentinel_Drivers/.
I downloaded the Sentinel Driver v7.5.8 (they work for Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/2008/2012/Vista & Windows 7&8 (32 bit and 64 bit)), installed it, restarted my computer, and everything worked like a charm.
Somebody should tell Husqvarna about those drivers...
I'm afraid there's nothing you can do about the replacement dongle. Have you taken your software and dongle into your dealer and had them try installing it on their computer? Or if you have a laptop, take yours in and see if they can help you. It may just be a matter of downloading new dongle drivers. Do a Google search for 3D Dongle drivers - I think Aladdin has the drivers you need. Also you will need to be running XP or Vista 32-bit on your computer for 3D software to work.
I have a solution. (sorry for my bad english) Last week is the notebook of my wife broke down (mainboard was ten years old). So we bought a new one. So I tried install artista V4, no chance (bernina said, you can update to V5). Next step, I install a XP-Pro on the new notebook (no chance too, because I can't find all drivers, they don't develop new drivers for XP).
Now my solution: I installed a virtual machine (vmware player) with XP-Professional (which I have). At this XP-Machine I installed the artista V4 - it runs!
You can find a lot of help for installing a virtual machine in the www.
If you want, I'll describe the install-process for my vmware.
I *think* what the problem might be is that the COM port's not been set in Customizer. Within either of the Easy/Customizer apps, go to ScanCard>Communication Settings ... you'll open up a dialog box within which you can set which COM port your cable's going to use.
If you're compie savvy, you can go to the Windows Start button on Task bar>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>COM ports and SEE which COM port your cable's using.
But until your software knows what COM port your cable's using it will NOT recognize that you have one installed.
Please let me know if this doesn't help! Or if there's anything I can help with!! :)
I went to a computer store (Rabbit Computer) that repairs computers and purchased a new cable. They said that some customers had a problem with Vist and the more expensive brand of cable so I bought the cheap one. I had to install drivers on my compter and everything thing worked on my first attempt to download to the machine. The cable was half the price of the one at Best Buy.
In this FAQ list (from PFAFF web) you find 100 times the same question and answer: H402 My new computer does not have any serial COM ports, so how does it communicate with my Pfaff creative 7570?
You will need to obtain a USB Serial Adapter, which adds a serial port to your computer by plugging it into a USB port. Suitable adapters can be obtained from Belkin [http://www.belkin.com] and Keyspan [http://www.keyspan.com]. The following USB Serial Adapters are known to work with the Pfaff creative 7570: • Belkin F5U103 • Keyspan USA-19QW Please note that the Belkin F5U109 is listed as working with the Pfaff creative 2140/2144 (FAQ #H405), but it does not work the Pfaff creative 7570.