Well, that is the problem- New embroidery system(software, digitizing plus customizing) new machine and accessories would come to over $6000 last time I checked, which is why the old system is so precious. Additionally the Husqvarna stuff is so proprietary that other non-specific accessories rarely are compatible with it/ them. Whine inserted here. The old software will not work on the new machine and the new software will not work on the old machine. Planned obsolescence at its finest. I'll just have to keep it alive for as long as I can. Thank you for your input and if you do stumble onto a possible answer to bridge to the xp pc, please let me know.