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Viking Designer I ESS Update Version 2.24
7/3/08

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Here you can download the latest version of the Designer I update.  The update version now posted on our site includes all earlier updates.

This service is available to all Husqvarna Viking Designer I owners with a PC and Windows 95/98/NT, 2000, ME and XP, who are connected to the Internet. You can always ask your authorized Husqvarna Viking Dealer to update your Husqvarna Viking Designer I.  

Designer I Update 2.24

The Designer I update, version 2.24, is common for Designer I USB and Designer I. Two separate update files are available on the Husqvarna Viking homepage, one for a USB memory and one for a floppy disk.

The new Designer I program 2.24 contains the following correction:

  • Sensor Q-foot setting now available on all operation
    An issue with Sensor Q-foot operation has been corrected since previous version 2.22

    Plus the improvements from version 2.22 and 2.21:

  • Open Toe Free Motion Spring Foot can now be used
    Set the machine for Sensor Q-foot. Deselect Stitch Width Safety to allow wide stitches when using the new Open Toe Free Motion Spring Foo(optional accessory 413 03 76-45).

  • Sensor Q-foot setting now available on all stitches
    Previously only V-menu stitches could be used with the Sensor Q-foot. Now all menues can be used.

  • Plus the great feature of version 2.1
    The new Deisgner I update, version 2.1 for both Designer I and Designer I USB owners includes 8 special quilting and embellishment stitches (E57-E64). Many of these great stitches were suggested by Designer owners. Plus the herringbone stitch (N37) requested by quilters for joining batting pieces when the batting edges are butted together. With the New 2.1 update, the embroidery arm, when calibrated will also calibrate the optical hoop sensor. This will be at the end of the embroidery arm calibration and there will be an extra jerk and a new sound. No fear! Your Designer I will recognize all your hoops without difficulty!
    ***Please also note - you must have the hoop off the machine when you calibrate the arm, or it will not calibrate correctly.


    Now here's how to get it:

    Designer 1 Floppy Disk

    The files for your Husqvarna Viking Designer I are easily accessed. Read through the instructions below before downloading.

    1. Click on "Download" below.

    2. You may choose to "save" the file to a place on your computer, such as your desktop, however it is more convienent to simply "open" the file from the website.

    3. After the file opens, Windows will notify you that it is performing a self-extraction of the zipped files. Click "ok".

    4. It will then ask you where you want the unzipped files placed. Make sure the specified folder is "a:/" (without the quotation marks) and place a blank floppy disk in your drive. Click "Unzip". Be sure all three files have been extracted to your disk, then "Close" the window.

    After you have successfully downloaded the update files to your floppy disk, keep reading below and follow the instructions on How to install the update file to your Designer I.

    Download 2.24


    Designer 1 USB

    The files for your Husqvarna Viking Designer I USB are easily accessed. Read through the instructions below before downloading.

    1. Click on "Download" below.

    2. You may choose to "save" the file to a place on your computer, such as your desktop, however it is more convienent to simply "open" the file from the website.

    3. After the file opens, Windows will notify you that it is performing a self-extraction of the zipped files. Click "ok".

    4. It will then ask you where you want the unzipped files placed. Make sure you have your USB Embroidery Stick connected to your computer and select the specified folder to whichever drive your USB Stick is (it varies with each computer). Click "Unzip". It will extract one file to your USB Stick, then "Close" the window.

    After you have successfully downloaded the update file to your USB Stick, keep reading below and follow the instructions on How to install the update file to your Designer I USB.

    Download 2.24 USB


    How to install the update file to your Designer I

    Designer 1 Floppy Disk

    1. Remove the floppy disk you just created with the downloaded update files from your computer.

    2. Turn your Designer I OFF. Insert the disk loaded with the new software version into the Designer I built-in disk drive.

    3. Push in firmly and HOLD the start/stop button and the stitch re-start button at the same time. See illustrations. With both of these buttons firmly depressed, turn the Designer I ON (A).

    4. The new Software version will install automatically. When you see a text on the Color Touch Screen, release the buttons.

    5. First the Color Touch Screen will be blank, but soon the updating text will be displayed. When the Software version of the machine is completely updated, "RESTART" is displayed on the screen. Then turn OFF the machine and remove the disk.

    6. Turn the machine back ON and check the Software version number in the lower right corner of the Keeping the World Sewing Welcome Screen.

    7. Download the User's Guide below, and enjoy the new features on your Designer I.


    Designer 1 USB

    1. Remove the USB Stick with the downloaded update file from your computer.

    2. Turn your Designer I OFF. Insert the USB Stick loaded with the new software version into the Designer I built-in USB port.

    3. Push in firmly and HOLD the start/stop button and the stitch re-start button at the same time. See illustrations. With both of these buttons firmly depressed, turn the Designer I ON (A).

    4. The new Software version will install automatically. When you see a text on the Color Touch Screen, release the buttons.

    5. First the Color Touch Screen will be blank, but soon the updating text will be displayed. When the Software version of the machine is completely updated, "RESTART" is displayed on the screen. Then turn OFF the machine and remove the disk.

    6. Turn the machine back ON and check the Software version number in the lower right corner of the Keeping the World Sewing Welcome Screen.

    7. Download the User's Guide below, and enjoy the new features on your Designer I USB.

    Download User's Guide

    All new functions are explained in the User's Guide update files below. The files include instructions and illustrations. Just click on the pdf download files and print them out and add them to your User's Guide.

    You can choose either to open the files temporarily on the server and print them out from there or save them permanently on your own hard drive.

  • User's Guide Designer I, Ver 2.2.pdf
  • User's Guide Designer I, Ver 2.1.pdf
  • User's Guide Designer I, Ver 1.6.pdf
  • User's Guide Designer I, Ver 1.5.pdf
  • User's Guide Designer I, Ver 1.4.pdf
  • User's Guide Designer I, Ver 1.33.pdf
  • User's Guide Designer I, Ver 1.3.pdf
  • User's Guide Designer I, Ver 1.2.pdf
  • User's Guide Designer I, Ver 1.1.pdf




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