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Thread: 3D Embroidery and Windows 7

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    3D Embroidery and Windows 7

    Hi,

    Does anyone have 3D Embroidery software running on Windows 7? If, so any tips on how to get it to work.

    We just updated our computer to Windows 7 and now can't get 3D to work after installing it (we had it running on Windows XP before).

    So, here I sit with no embroidery software, Ugh!

    Thanks
    Mare

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    Hi Tammy, I have tried that, even did a toggle upgrade that is recommended. Still not working, so I am thinking that there must be a trick to get it to work on 7. (although someone wrote somewhere that 3D works best on XP)

    Hoping someone has had to go through this and that there is some help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickadeee55 View Post
    Hi Tammy, I have tried that, even did a toggle upgrade that is recommended. Still not working, so I am thinking that there must be a trick to get it to work on 7. (although someone wrote somewhere that 3D works best on XP)

    Hoping someone has had to go through this and that there is some help.
    You might go into your settings and chose to run it as if it were XP instead of Win 7. That has worked with older operating systems but I had one software with 7 that wouldn't recognize it even then. I ended up bringing my XP laptop out of retirement just for that reason. I have 5D so I can't help you. Have you emailed software support at Viking.Good luck.
    Judy

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    There's a group on Yahoo called Pfaff2170machine. There are quite a few people that have solutions to this in some posts. There is also Pfaff-Talk. Someone got help in getting the old PCD software running. The Yahoo group you would have to join to even read, but Pfaff-Talk you can read.

    I just kept a separate XP computer for embroidery only. It's offline, so security isn't a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weezy Rider View Post
    I just kept a separate XP computer for embroidery only. It's offline, so security isn't a problem.
    That's what I finally did too. couldn't get any of the suggested fixes to work.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weezy Rider View Post
    I just kept a separate XP computer for embroidery only. It's offline, so security isn't a problem.
    i do the same... it is dedicated to many of my favorite software programs that there are just no upgrades for. i even have a 3.5" floppy disk reader for it
    Nancy in western NY

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    A small inexpensive used laptop running XP might be your best answer - my guess is that it might more than difficult to get it working in Win 7. Another thought is upgrading to 4D - I had 3D and upgraded to 4D a long time ago and 4D works perfectly in Win 7.

    Also - you could call Pfaff/Viking directly or a large dealer (their software techs are one in the same) and see if they have any suggestions. Good luck - it is always a bummer when you get something new and that "breaks" something else!!
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    When we got Windows 7 I could no longer use PC Stitch, my printer or my scanner. My brother suggested installing a "virtual machine" on my computer that would run Windows XP. I installed vmware player (a free download version) and my scanner and PC stitch works with that. Canon updated the drivers for my printer so that was not a problem, but without the virtual machine, I would have had to replace my scanner. Here is a link for that, or just google vmware player:

    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/5_0

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