Thank you to everyone who has contributed information for me.
My SIL in AZ advised me to make sure I had the 64 bit version installed - he's my Computer Person in America.... http://www.linkedin.com/pub/myles... .....
but even with his expertise I needed to know from people who actually use the 3D embroidery program with Windows 7.
Your input has been invaluable and has given me confidence to go ahead now and make an informed decision about my future new computer.
If you purchase any Windows OS it is always wise to pay the extra for the Professional version rather than the Home version. It may not be immediately apparent but it has different features for using other software, including the ability to emulate XP so you can still run your older program versions.
Others have answered your original question and have advised you well.
Hugs n roses, Meganne
Thanks, Meganne, for that extra information. I like to use the Professional version. I didn't know about emulating XP - that's important.
Your computer will be happier and more stable if you install the 64 bit version of anything. Unless you have an emulator, and then you can run older stuff. Good luck.
Thank you. My SIL advised me to make sure I had 64 bit installed.
Like everyone is saying... ask a question, get an answer!!!
Thank you Kitty, Rescuer and Noah for your very valuable input. It's as I thought.... 3D does need 32 bit to work as well as it can. I know that 3D is old now but it does all I want it to, especially in view of the price of upgrading to 5D. I've pretty much decided to go the way of Embird if or when the dongle dies but until then I stay with my tried and true old friend.
I don't have your software, but I do have windows7 premium.
To my knowledge it all depends if you're running PC or mac.
I have PC and the computer shop installed 32bit for my machine.
Thank you for your input, too. I'll have a PC and it seems that I'll be needing 32 bit installed for sure.
I don't have your program. I can tell you that the 64 bit is "more stable" but the 32 bit works with more stuff. If you take their advice and order 64 bit they can re-load it with 32 bit. It will just take time. Make sure they will re-load it for free if needed.
Thank you for your advice. Time I have a-plenty but knowledge of 'new stuff' is quite scarce. I won't be taking the computer home until I am satisfied it will suit my needs. I'll even put on my Business Face to get what I want.
I am sure you will get a good computer. Just mention you are friends with more than 20,000 Cuties online. Tell them we are ALL waiting to hear of your experience. That will make sure it is done right.