Ihave EQ5 on my computer and want to upgrade to EQ7. Does anyone know if I have to purchase the complete EQ7 program or can I just get the upgrade? I have tried to contact EQ7 by email but have had no luck whatsoever. Thanks.
As I read the info on the EQ web site you need to have an activation code from EQ6 in order to do the EQ7 upgrade. I have 6 on my lap top but not my desk top but would be able to load 7 on both machines since I have the activation code. Since you only have 5 I suspect you will need the full program.
My understanding is you will need to get the complete package, as the upgrade works off of EQ6. "Requires EQ6 or EQ6 Upgrade; Windows ® XP, Windows ® Vista, or Windows ® 7; and an internet connection. Will run on Macs through Virtual PC or Parallels (XP, Vista, or Windows ® 7 version." (from /www.electricquilt.com/Shop/EQ7/EQ7upgrade.asp )
Activation for EQ7 upgrade requires your codes: "When you install the EQ7 Upgrade you will be asked for the EQ6 License ID and EQ6 Password." (in response to a question about activation made by Penny McMorris, EQ tech support).
Darn - I thought I could get just the upgrade. I appreciate your checking for me and answering the question. Guess I'll have to get the complete program. Maybe I can get some sort of discount on the program as I do have EQ5 already. I have an email into EQ which is the sales department which is different than the one I previously emailed so maybe I'll hear from them and they will give me some sort of discount. We'll see and I will let you know for sure. Thanks again and I'm looking forward to using it as I want to do some designing on it and this might fill the bill. Diana
I believe you can call EQ and upgrade from 5 to 7. I read, I think, on their site that EQ7 is a full version whether you upgrade or buy the full program, but if you are upgrading you need the EQ6 and/or 5 codes to activate. I also read on one of the other EQ7 forums that the difference between the EQ5 to EQ7 upgrade is only like $20 or so dollars difference than paying the pre-order price for the non upgrade, so some of the ladies discussing it said they were just going to pre-order EQ7 as if they were buying for the first time as it did not save them that much to upgrade from 5.
Hope this helps, and try giving EQ a call they have been easy to get in touch with and very helpful.
I just read this on an EQ information site and thought I would copy it here. Penny McMorris is technical support at EQ.
Marie asked: >>>Penny, I have EQ 5 what would it cost me to upgrade to EQ7
RESPONSE: Hi Marie,
We qualify EQ5 users by asking for their serial numbers, and don't publish
our discount, but we do have a special EQ5 > EQ7 discounted price. The
price is lower before May 31, and goes up after June 1. If you call
1-800-356-4219 (M-F, 9-5 EST)they can give you a price.
FAQ from EQ5 users:
Q: Do I need to have EQ5 on my computer to install EQ7?
Q: Can I use all my EQ5 stuff, including "Farmer's Wife" and "Civil War
Diaries" with EQ7?
Q: And my EQ5 projects? Will they open in EQ7?
Q: Do I need to purchase EQ7, rather than the EQ7 Upgrade?
A: Yes. The EQ7 Upgrade requires you to type in the EQ6 Lic ID and EQ6
Password to install, and EQ5-only users do not have those numbers.
Q: Are you tired of getting questions?
A: Never!!!! (Seriously)
Thanks for all of your help. I'll be sure to get the special and save. I have all the two civil war programs and was curious too about using them in EQ7 but It will be fun to start designing after I get the EQ7 program.