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Singer PSW 1.1 Will it run on Vista?


Hi all,
Back in 1998 I bought an XL 1000 and along with it, the PSW 1.0 and 1.1 upgrade. At the time, I didn't have the patience to learn how to use the PSW. Recently, however, I got it out, dusted it off and decided to give it a try. Now, of course I have a newer computer running Vista and I will soon upgrade to Win 7. I am wondering if there is a fix to get PSW to work with Vista and/or Win 7? I haven't as yet tried installing PSW on my computer running Vista. Any suggestions/advice/help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx!!
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The Fox

If you haven't yet tried to install it, how do you know it needs a fix?
There is/was a problem even running 1.1 in XP, for which a free patch is available.
Just go ahead and install it. If it doesn't work, try to obtain the XP patch. After that, you may still have to run it in XP or 9x compatibility mode.
- Herb
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------------------------------------- Thanks for your reply. Yup, I have Singer's support site for PSW bookmarked; I have the fixes for XP downloaded and ready to go. Tomorrow I will load up PSW, install the fixes and see what happens.
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I bought a new laptop (and paid a "downgrade" fee for XP Pro!) to use with my Singer Quantum XL5000. However, I had problems getting the USB-to-serial adaptor to transmit designs to the embroidery machine. It's weird because I can open the PSW "Conversion Tool" software, and it finds the embroidery machine just fine with all the identical port settings. But it's a pain to create a design, save it in PSW, close PSW, and open Conversion Tool EVERY TIME in order to send designs to the XL5000. I finally have resurrected an older computer (also running XP Pro) which has a serial port for the PSW dongle and it works perfectly. So I've retired the laptop to be my backup DVD recorder.
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BEI Design

You have nothing to lose by doing a test install and seeing if it works. If it doesn't, partition your harddrive, install XP on a bootable parititon, and run PSW from there.
I don't have PSW 1.0 (I have PSW 2.0a). Does it use a dongle? If so, you may have to find a USB adaptor for the cables, none of the newer computers have serial ports AFAIK. I did find USB-to-serial adaptors for my newer laptop, but it was a less than perfect work-around.
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Beverly
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BEI Design
I am looking for PSW 1.1. I have an older computer which I use for PSW 1.0. Do you still use your PSW 1.1? If not would you be willing to sell it?
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broughton
I HAVE AN XL6000 AND MY PSW 2.O CONVERTER BOX DIED. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I MIGHT FIND ONE. PLEASE RESPOND TO snipped-for-privacy@aol.com
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