I have pe-design 4. I know I need the new usb box to upgrade further. My question is can I use the pe basic box and upgrade using the upgrade program not the whole enchalata?
It's my understanding that you cannot upgrade pe basic as it's an entry level, stand alone programme. I believe you are correct that you need a new version of the programme, as v. 4 is no longer supported. Check with your dealer. IIRC, you can upgrade 5,6,7 to version 8. Since version 8 has recently been released, ask your dealer if they still have v.7. I got a huge deal on it, almost half off. HTH, Todd