Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Design Studio AND Vista 64 bit...Compatible?

According to ProvoCraft, no buttttt I beg to differ, the answer is YES!!! If you have the new Vista 64 bit, do this. Install Design Studio. Right click on the DS icon and then click on Properties.



Next click on the Compatibility tab. Click on "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and use the pull down window to add "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)" then go down to "Run this program as an administrator" and click it. Now click on OK and TA-DAAAAA!! It's done. Go ahead, try it!!!



7 comments:

  1. Hi there - I ran across your blog from the cricut website - I tried this today, but I cannot get the firmware to update. I could always get the program to run, but the error message always says cricut cannot be found. Have you been able to cut with the vista 64-bit yet? BTW, love your blog - you have awesome ideas, tips and tricks. Thanks!!

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  2. Same with me to the software works perfect But it can not find the cricut.I tried every usb port I have plugged other stuff into them they work fine when i plug in the cricut it will make a dong sound but that is it..:(
    WISH it would Work, It is so aggravating going to one computer to the other..;o(
    PC it going t have to do something soon because that is all the new computers are..;o(

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  3. Thank you. Your guidance enables me to use CDS. However, the vista 64bit computer I have does not recognize the cricut attached. Any ideas for this?

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  4. Thank you for this post! It worked and saved me further frustrations. Happy cropping.

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  5. Unfortunately, this did not work for me. I still get the message that says that the program stopped working.

    Any other ideas?

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  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I didn't realize this wasn't compatible with vista 64 until I was done with my project and now it is cutting! You saved my bulletin board and i can't thank you enough!

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  7. Linda, you are a true blessing. My DS worked fine with Vista 64 EXCEPT that I couldn't deselect the handles or reselect the handles around projects. It was very frustrating and tried everything including begging for help on the MB. I had given up all hope. Then the other night I was perusing the MB again and came across a link to your site. I did the compatibility thing but it didn't help. Today, a thought struck me...try rebooting your computer. And it WORKED!!!! Thank you soooo very much. I love my DS again!
    Sally

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