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Re: Windows 10 update by mistake!

Anne Parker
 

Don't get me wrong - I have no real issue with upgrading to Windows 10 - but had planned to do it in the New Year, not in the middle of making my Christmas presents!   I wanted to advise that I didn't get any option to choose, it just started the install when I did a restart. (I had been refuseing the install over the past few months).  On searching the forums it seems this has happened to others as well!  Luckly I had done MBX and dongle updates, plus backed up my data, ready for it.  And I have now been in touch with EQ7 support and my activations are sorted.

I know I could back it out, but having checked everything is working I don't see any reason to.  My main concerns were whether my ASUSDVD which is a version of Cyberlink Power DVD 10 would work and whether there would be options not to install updates I didn't want to.

It turns out Power DVD 10 works, though documentation on the Cyberlink site said I would need to update, and there is a way, if a little convoluted, to uninstall and hide any update you don't want - so I'm a happy bunny.  I also seem to have Windows Media Player - or at least a nearly complete version of it - which at one time Microsoft said wouldn't be available.  I had understood a DVD playing app would be available instead but this looks like the original.  Maybe Microsoft relented!

Anyway I like Windows 10 - now that I've tweaked it, and sorted Bullguard Firewall and System Restore settings. :0)

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

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"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance". Anon

 


Re: MC12000 - Windows 10

Cheryl Paul
 

Thank you Jim for explaining the Windows 10 to me.

Thank you to all who helped me in getting my games back.  Now I can waste time again playing my Spider Solitaire.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Best janome machine to take to quilting class

Cheryl Paul
 

If you want embroidery as well as sewing the Janome 9900 or Elna 860 are wonderful machines. They both have a separate embroidery attachment like the 12000/15000 but smaller. Check it out here:


http://www.janome.com/en/machines/embroidery/mc9900/


It doesn’t have the large embroidery field but most of the time we don’t need that much. I have the Elna 860 as that was what the dealer recommended to me at the time I traded/sold my 12000 for a smaller machine to take out to classes, for the same reason you are looking for a different machine. However, if “sewing” is all you need then I highly recommend the Skyline S7 as it has the 9 mm stitches and is a full size sewing machine at a reasonable price. We like the features that spoil us - like the auto foot lift when we quit sewing my Elna doesn’t have that and she will be traded as soon as they make another that does.


Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: MC 15000 top tension

Tony Coley <coleyct@...>
 

Jim, thanks for the quick response. Can't take it to my local dealer. I was their tech until first quarter this year, so they don't have a tech with any experience.
Will give it a go to close up the spring.

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On Dec 2, 2015, at 11:36 AM, Tony Coley coleyct@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Suddenly lost top tension . This machine only used for embroidery. Have removed top cover and check for any loose threads. Cleaned between discs with a pipe cleaner. In regular sewing mode I get tension when I lower the Presser foot. In the embroidery mode I don't get tension when I lower the PF. I did have one occasion where thread came out of take up leaver. I looked at that and there is a gap above the small spring. I think I have seen notes on here concerning this issue. Any repair/replace procedure? This is a Ver. 2 machine recently updated to V 2.1. TIA. Sent from my iPad


Lowering his PF (Pinkie Finger) to the keyboard, Jim says:
You won't normally be able to detect loss of top tension in embroidery mode because the tension disks get opened every time the machine stops. It's more likely that your problem is coming from the gap in the take-up lever. The spring should completely close the opening so the thread cannot escape. If you have a gap the spring may be bent or damaged. I encountered this several times at the store, but found that there is no practical way to fix a bent spring short of changing out the take-up lever. (This is NOT fun!) In some cases the opening in the take-up lever was slightly too great and I was able to close it up enough to cause the spring to reach. You need to be VERY careful doing this. Using pliers to do it can cause scratching of the take-up lever, leading to thread problems. I would highly recommend having your dealer look at it.


Re: MC12000 - Windows 10

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Joan: Sorry I didn't respond sooner.
I would suggest you update your 12000 to the latest version before doing anything at this point. Jim had posted some instructions here on the forum because some individuals were having issues but mine went smoothly if you follow exactly as the instructions say. You could also have your dealer do the update if your a bit shy of doing it yourself. I went from 1 to 1.2 with Windows 8.1 and then upgraded to Windows 10 back in July. No issues at all.

There is a program with Windows 10 which will check all your software to be sure it is compatible with 10. I love 10. Can not figure out why every one is so scared of it.  Just remember when installing 10, do not do the default install. Pick which features are to be turned on or off.

Great reading on the Microsoft site regarding installing Windows 10.

Good luck.
Julia


MC 15000 top tension

Tony Coley
 

Suddenly lost top tension . This machine only used for embroidery. Have removed top cover and check for any loose threads. Cleaned between discs with a pipe cleaner. In regular sewing mode I get tension when I lower the Presser foot. In the embroidery mode I don't get tension when I lower the PF. I did have one occasion where thread came out of take up leaver. I looked at that and there is a gap above the small spring. I think I have seen notes on here concerning this issue. Any repair/replace procedure? This is a Ver. 2 machine recently updated to V 2.1. TIA. Sent from my iPad

Lowering his PF (Pinkie Finger) to the keyboard, Jim says:
You won't normally be able to detect loss of top tension in embroidery mode because the tension disks get opened every time the machine stops. It's more likely that your problem is coming from the gap in the take-up lever. The spring should completely close the opening so the thread cannot escape. If you have a gap the spring may be bent or damaged. I encountered this several times at the store, but found that there is no practical way to fix a bent spring short of changing out the take-up lever. (This is NOT fun!) In some cases the opening in the take-up lever was slightly too great and I was able to close it up enough to cause the spring to reach. You need to be VERY careful doing this. Using pliers to do it can cause scratching of the take-up lever, leading to thread problems. I would highly recommend having your dealer look at it.


Re: Windows 10 update by mistake!

Judy Jackson <judy.j282@...>
 

I agree Carolyn, although I have had to get my brain working I have had no issues with W10 or wth any of my existing software.

Judy, Cornwall Uk

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On 2 Dec 2015, at 17:00, cmgazerro@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

What seems to be problem with W10?  I did and aside from the learning curve, I love it.  As with all computer issues I absorb on an as need basis.  The possibilities are endless and trying to learn all at once is more than overwhelming.  Microsoft support has been really good also.  FYI:   When opening ZIP embroidery files I like to "select all".  Then select janome and PDF files before deleting the other files.  Could not find the "select all" feature.  Did search on web and discovered the feature is under the "Home" tab.  Now all is good.  Hope this helps.

Carolyn


Re: Windows 10 update by mistake!

cmgazerro@...
 

What seems to be problem with W10?  I did and aside from the learning curve, I love it.  As with all computer issues I absorb on an as need basis.  The possibilities are endless and trying to learn all at once is more than overwhelming.  Microsoft support has been really good also.  FYI:   When opening ZIP embroidery files I like to "select all".  Then select janome and PDF files before deleting the other files.  Could not find the "select all" feature.  Did search on web and discovered the feature is under the "Home" tab.  Now all is good.  Hope this helps.
Carolyn


Re: Best janome machine to take to quilting class

bluebellwrangler@...
 

I also traded a Skyline S5 for a Skyline S7 and am completely happy with it.  My feet for the MC15000 will fit, and the stitch quality leaves nothing to be desired.  I have taken it to one class, and have another coming up.  My sewing space is upstairs, and there are stairs from the outside door to the ground and was always afraid my 15000 would tumble down at some point. 


Re: Best janome machine to take to quilting class

Norma Carson <norma7750@...>
 

Hi all, 
Haven't heard anyone mention the 9900, I love this machine, it's the 15000 in miniature (lacking the auto foot up/down) has 9mm and  embroiders! this is my take to classes machine....

Norma,
Lodi, CA


On Dec 2, 2015, at 4:46 AM, Jane Dunne mikeandjane@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Hi all, two posts in less than a week lol! I usually just read everything and don 't post but I have the Skyline S5 and take it to quilting class every week! I love it! I even quilt my quilts on it!
It is a great machine!

Try it you will like il!

Hugs,
Jane

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Re: Windows 10 update by mistake!

MarieD <marie.drozdis@...>
 

For those who don't want to install the upgrade, there are plenty of sites
online that have little programs that prevent Win10 from installing
automatically. They also identify the Microsoft Knowledge Base download
that keeps nudging owners to install Win10. Once I deleted that, I no
longer get the notifications. A web search will identify those.


I have the upgrade on my laptop and do like it, but I am deliberately
staying with Win7 on my desktop. I have a couple of necessary programs that
will not run on Win8/8.1 so Win7 stays with me. I don't know or care if
they work with 10, but I doubt it.


MarieD


Thank you!

Barbara Romanufa
 

Just finished updating my 15000 as per Jim's instructions to a scardy cat and it went flawlessly.  As I don't have local dealer support, this group has been a lifesaver and I just wanted to say thank you. 


Re: Best janome machine to take to quilting class

Sharff <sharff@...>
 

Hi Paul,

I have the 12000, love it but don't want to schlep it to class or to my sewing group. I had a 9700 for that but once it died I replaced it with the 9900. I love it. It has the embroidery component separate so the machine itself is not as heavy. Go to the Janome website and compare features of the different machines to see which one best suits your needs.

Have fun sewing,
Linda in Houston


Re: Windows 10 update by mistake!

Cathy DeWolf
 

Hi Anne - 

My PC also updated to Win 10, but I restored it back to Win 7. 

Please tell me about the program to prevent it from installing again. 

Thanks, 
Cathy 

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On Dec 2, 2015, at 8:05 AM, Anne Parker lokicat6@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

Just thought I would let people know I updated my Windows 8.1 laptop to Windows 10 by mistake last night! 

I thought I was restarting for a normal update but the next thing I know Windows 10 is installing!

Anyway my USB drive and MBX Dongle were still attached so I left them.  Luckily I had upgraded MBX and the Dongle a couple of months ago so when the system came back MBX ran first time - infact most everything did except for my Bullguard firewall.  I'm also left with the issue that I hadn't deactivated EQ7 so it now thinks I have two installs active!  I elected to go through the options at installation so I could set my own default programs and privacy settings from the start rather than letting Microsoft set them.

The firewall just needed a laptop restart to finish reinstalling itself and all was ok.  Windows switches it's own firewall on, and it seems on Windows 10 it is ok to have both Windows and a 3rd Party firewall active.

One thing I have found is that 'System Restore' had been switched off, so you may want to check if yours is turned on if it is something you would use to roll back if you install new software etc.

You can't stop an update being installed but you can uninstall an update causing problems, though it will reinstall the next time microsoft does it's updates - this reinstall can be stopped using a small program downloaded from microsoft - though I've not yet had occasion to download and use it.  If people want further details I'm happy to provide them so send me an email.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance". Anon

 


Re: Windows 10

Deb Keldrauk
 


Windows 10 update by mistake!

Anne Parker
 

Just thought I would let people know I updated my Windows 8.1 laptop to Windows 10 by mistake last night! 

I thought I was restarting for a normal update but the next thing I know Windows 10 is installing!

Anyway my USB drive and MBX Dongle were still attached so I left them.  Luckily I had upgraded MBX and the Dongle a couple of months ago so when the system came back MBX ran first time - infact most everything did except for my Bullguard firewall.  I'm also left with the issue that I hadn't deactivated EQ7 so it now thinks I have two installs active!  I elected to go through the options at installation so I could set my own default programs and privacy settings from the start rather than letting Microsoft set them.

The firewall just needed a laptop restart to finish reinstalling itself and all was ok.  Windows switches it's own firewall on, and it seems on Windows 10 it is ok to have both Windows and a 3rd Party firewall active.

One thing I have found is that 'System Restore' had been switched off, so you may want to check if yours is turned on if it is something you would use to roll back if you install new software etc.

You can't stop an update being installed but you can uninstall an update causing problems, though it will reinstall the next time microsoft does it's updates - this reinstall can be stopped using a small program downloaded from microsoft - though I've not yet had occasion to download and use it.  If people want further details I'm happy to provide them so send me an email.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance". Anon

 


Re: Best janome machine to take to quilting class

Jane Dunne
 

Hi all, two posts in less than a week lol! I usually just read everything and don 't post but I have the Skyline S5 and take it to quilting class every week! I love it! I even quilt my quilts on it!
It is a great machine!


Try it you will like il!


Hugs,
Jane


Sent from my iPad


Re: Best janome machine to take to quilting class

Judy Jackson <judy.j282@...>
 

Hi Paul, I too had this dilemma earlier this year. I have the 15000 but was it was just far too heavy for me to take to a quilting class. At the time the Atelier (Skyline in the US)5 came out so this is what I bought. I loved the machine but it lacked certain features such a automatic foot up/down and 9mm feet. Then in October Janome brought out the Atelier (Skyline)7 so after only a few months of using the 5 I traded up to the 7. I have never regretted this, even though I lost money on the trade up deal, the 7 is a far superior machine and is more like the 12000/15000 without the embroidery of course. I love it nearly as much as my 15000
Judy, Cornwall UK

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On 2 Dec 2015, at 01:30, paul.cushing@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

The 12000 is more than a bit heavy to be hauling around to classes/get togethers.  Looking for recommendation on a  machine for that purpose that has very good stitch quality and sewing capabilities, 9 mm???


Paul


Re: Best janome machine to take to quilting class

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

I have the new Skyline 7. It's 9 mm, has the Flex Accufeed, has most of the sewing features and programs of the 12000 sewing mode, including a resume function and saving favorite stitch settings. Best of all is that all the attachments are interchangeable with the 12000, except for the bobbin case. It doesn't have a low bobbin sensor. The machine weighs 24 lbs versus 30 lbs for the 12000 (without embroidery unit). It's as if Janome stripped out all the embroidery functions and repackaged the rest into a slightly smaller body (19" versus 22.6").

By comparison, the 4120 QDC weighs only 14 lbs, is 15" wide, but is 7 mm, doesn't have any "save" memory, and has a smaller bed space than the Skyline. I had the 4120 for nearly a year and took it to two retreats and a couple of classes. It sewed beautiful stitches, was easy to transport, and was overall a very good machine. The problem was me. I felt cramped by the bed space and got frustrated with having to reset "my" stitch settings every time I turned the machine on. My dealer gave me full price trade-in toward the Skyline, and I haven't had one regret for the additional cost because I'm much more productive and it's an easy mental adjustment going from one machine to the other. 

The Skyline's more solid weight and larger bed space than the 4120 QDC have made me realize just how spoiled I've become with my 12000. You need to decide what features you "must" have or really need and then go and do some test driving at your dealer's store.

Jan Steiner


Best janome machine to take to quilting class

prc
 

The 12000 is more than a bit heavy to be hauling around to classes/get togethers.  Looking for recommendation on a  machine for that purpose that has very good stitch quality and sewing capabilities, 9 mm???

Paul

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