Hi has any one used Janome digitizer 2000 on win xp and if so HOW???
I am currently running a win 98 pc and want to buy a lap top which all
have xp now and I have tried to install digitizer 2000 on a pc running
XP and it doesnt want to know, has any one managed to do this and if
so how please?
I'd e-mail Janome software support on that one. I do know Digitizer 10000
runs on XP although some of the dll files are rather old so I erased them
and just rely on the ones in the Windows/System folder. So far so good.
Maybe they'll offer you a "cheap" upgrade.
That damn USB dongle on 10000 is a pain in the arse though since I move
between machines in the house a lot. Gawd I hate that thing!
you are not kidding ALL dongles are a pain in the rear! I really need
to get a new pc and would like to go for a laptop so I can take it
nearer to the machine and I am currently trying out all the software
that I cant live without and if I cant get it working on xp then the
laptop is out for me!
I was just hoping that maybe some one has found a way,I dont ant to go
to ANY expense to upgrade my software just because i want to upgrade
my pc. I have seen that Janome do a service update to win 2000 BUT not
xp, my mate says that some progs have to be installed on xp as win
2000 so that may be worth a try Jnaome dont have it as a download
though they say its too big.(20 meg i think lol)
IF you buy your Laptop from a reputable dealer you have every right to
ask him to install your old Win 98.
If he wont,, contact Janome and they will give you a patch to make it
work with XP.
I had the same problem with my dongle after reformatting my computer.
My dongle refused to be recognised and the Janome head office here
actually sent me a CD with the patch on it and it now all works fine.
Here's a thought. Maybe you could partition your laptop's hard drive and
install Win 98 in the other partition? I know one of the updates to Win 98
(SP-2?) had support for USB so the damn dongle may work. There are USB to
Serial converter cables. Belkin makes for around $30. I need to use it as
my laptop doesn't have a serial port or parallel either.
If it (i.e. Digitizer 2000) runs on Windows 2000, I don't see why it
wouldn't work on XP. Maybe you could try it. If it doesn't, and the
upgrade to Digitizer 10000 is out of the question, then partitioning may be
a cheaper alternative and running some software like System Commander to
switch operating systems.
Just a thought...
Thanks for the advice everyone looks like the only thing to do is to
try and get hold of that win2000 update and try that, I asked my
dealer yesterday and he has never heard of it, and he is in the same
boat as me at the minute as he is now looking to replace his laptop
and he didnt have any idea that it wouldnt work with it, guess poeple
that have bought the software since XP has been out have bought the
10000 so no one has had that problem yet! so I will have to wait and
see if he can get that win2000 update from Janome its s a shame they
think its too big for download i read that its only around 20 mg.
I really dont want to be getting a new lap top and mesing around with
it changing operating system.... and I really cant afford to loose
software that I use and have no intention of spending hundreds to
replace something I already have!