by chenille 18 Apr 2016

I must apologize for not responding sooner to all the helpful replies to my query regarding computers and my older embroidery programs. We have been "off the grid" lately and have been extremely busy with installing new venetian blinds ( 5 sets) and a lot of spring cleaning and garden work. Spring has come early to this part of Canada and weather has been in the 20 + degrees C.


I am so thankful for all the helpful suggestions. We have Windows 7 on both my husband's laptop and the computer with the tower. My husband also suggested keeping the tower off the internet (that's the one with all my embroidery programs and files) . The only problem is that it takes up so much space and I don't have a place for it in my sewing room. I would love to have a laptop for there but I have always thought that you couldn't shift existing programs to another unit and that you would have to buy another program. Brother has let me reinstall my PED Basic 3 times now and I think that is the limit. Not sure about that though. I will have to look into that.
I am not in dire straits yet. The computer with the tower has a LOT of room yet but it is 6 years old and I keep thinking that any day now...... and keep backing up files. If we can find a space for it even close to my sewing room it would probably be the way to go and just use it for "fun stuff".
Thank you, thank you everyone for all your comments and help. I will keep you updated.
Hugs, Nadyne

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by awesome1 20 Apr 2016

Chenille, I do not believe Brother limits the number of times you can d/l the entire software program for installing to a new or diff computer. As I said before, the reader/ writer connected will verify your ownership. I always go to the Brother download site when installing my P E Design to new computer. This way I get the updates already included in the software. I never use my orig cd because I'd have to also search for updates. This worked for my Win10; however, not for my PE Design as my computer has 64 bit processor and The Design software requires 32 bit.

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chenille by chenille 20 Apr 2016

Thanks for this! I do love my Brother stuff!

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by pennifold 20 Apr 2016

So lovely to 'see' you back on here Nadyne. I hope that everything will work out well. We're always here to help out. Love Chris

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chenille by chenille 20 Apr 2016

Thanks Chris. So far we have our ideas in place and things seem to be going well....fingers crossed!
Hugs, Nadyne

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by cfidl 19 Apr 2016

I just wanted to let you know that PED Basic is free and available on the Brother-usa website. It is just the reader and writes to the card. Current version is still 1.07.

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chenille by chenille 20 Apr 2016

Oh Good!! Thanks for this info.
Hugs, Nadyne

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by brittanycooper 19 Apr 2016

Went through the same thing with 10. Pain.

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chenille by chenille 20 Apr 2016

Isn't it though!!
Hugs, Nadyne

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