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Message Board > Computers AARGH!!! > Tell me about Windows 8 ( Moderated by Pyrose, Deepika)

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Date: 2/6/14 2:55 PM

We may have to get a new computer. The one that may have died, we are still waiting to hear, had Vista on it. I know a lot has changed. Just wondering if I will have any problems with Embird and a 64 bit machine. And also if anyone knows if there is an updated Janome customizer for giga hoop etc.

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Date: 2/6/14 4:25 PM

I have had NO problems with Embird on a Windows 8 64-bit computer although I did have to download the appropriate version.
Problems with Windows 8 itself is a whole other story!
I know you are comfortable with computers and you will eventually achieve a working relationship but be prepared for a rocky ride.
(Windows 8.1 may be marginally better but I haven't been game to try it!)
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Edited to add: I don't use Janome Customiser - Embird does all I want.
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Date: 2/6/14 6:17 PM

Can't answer your questions about Embird, etc, but you can still get Windows 7. You may have to look around a bit but it is out there. I've heard too many horrible things about 8 and dread the day we need to get a new one.

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Date: 2/6/14 6:36 PM

I'm not crazy about the look and outward operation of Windows 8, but especially since the latest update, it isn't as horrific as some folks would have you believe. It's basically just annoying.

Having said that, I do run my PC showing Windows 7, all I use it for is Embird (which took to Windows 8 just fine). It's an easy little trick to change, and keeps me from being too crabby.

You know, you can run most PC programs on a Mac? Not that I'm saying to look at a Mac (yes, I am). The only reason I don't do it is I prefer to have my "embroidery laptop" seperate from my "everything else computer", and the PCs are much less expensive.

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