Monday, June 18, 2012

Must Do Before Install Wilcom Embroidery Software

Wilcom are pioneers of embroidery software. For anyone who has been involved with the embroidery industry must know Wilcom ES Software and how to install it on the computer. There are few thing You should check before install Wilcom embroidery software. 

Make sure that your computer specifications meet the minimum recommendation. nVidia nForce motherboards is not fully compatible with security dongle. USB Dongles are available for ES Designer 8 onwards and some Laptops have insufficient power output through their parallel port to support the parallel port dongle reliably, especially if a printer is also plugged into the port via the dongle. You should test for suitability before purchase

There is currently no ES Designer version that can run under the MAC OS/Apple Computers, but if you have an Intel-based MAC, you can run bootcamp and run Microsoft Windows. Simply install ES under your Windows partition. To run Wilcom ES on an Intel Mac you can Download bootcamp hereWhen you download Bootcamp and install it on your Mac, it will prompt you to insert a CD so it can write a CD with all the drivers you need for Windows. Leopard OS is include bootcamp so you won't have to download it separately.

For full compatibility with Vista, ES Designer 2006 with Vista Update or Service Pack 4 or higher is needed.Wilcom ES Designer is compatible with Windows 7. 

wilcom on win7

If your Wicom ES is not compatible on Windows 7, You might try Compatibilty mode and see that will help to get your software up and running. Use the following steps:
  1. Right click on the Program
  2. Click on Properties
  3. Click on Compatibility tab
  4. Select Run this program in compatibility mode and select Windows Vista or whatever operating system the program was running successfully. 
By default most personal firewall software will request permission to allow access for the HASP Licence Manager the first time it is run. If access is allowed there will be no problems.  If access is denied you will encounter communication problems. With Error Messages e.g, 
  • "Unable to access HASP SRM Run-Time Environment (H0033)", 
  • “ES.exe stopped working”,
  • “Cannot load c:\Program Files\Wilcom\EmbroideryStudio_e1.5\BIN\product.dll”,
  • ”Couldn’t load the dll ‘libintf.dll”  when starting Wilcom Design Explorer.
There are many types of personal firewall software. To resolve such problems either turn off the Windows Firewall, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware applications that are installed on the computer before instaling Wilcom embroidery software.  Check  out your personal firewall software. 

wilcom with Error Messages

After Successful instalation go to Firewall/Antivirus setting then choose exclude Wilcom embroidery program by file/folder path or Exclude by extension. Read also here to install wilcom 2006 on windows 7 use Free Multikey.

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  1. Hi there, I read your blogs on a regular basis. Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. Thanks for sharing.
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