About the Upgrade
About the System Requirements
What's new in EQ6
The only difference between the Red Box (Full Version) and the Purple Box (Upgrade Version) is the Purple Box Version CD requires
the EQ5 be installed on your computer. The Red Box Version does not require EQ5 to be installed. Once installed tha programs look and act the same.
The User Manual is the same
Yes, you can take advantage of the special offer and install EQ6 when you get your new computer.
Yes. EQ5 will work independently of EQ6, and you can have both on the same computer.
Yes. The EQ6 Upgrade is identical to EQ6. The only difference is that the CD for the EQ6 Upgrade needs EQ5
to be currently installed on the computer on which you install EQ6.
If you are a registered EQ4.0 or EQ4.1 user, you can get an upgrade discount for EQ5 or for EQ6.
Contact email@example.com, or call 1-800-356-4219 (9 5 EST).
No. We're sorry, but your software is 10-15 years old. You will need to get the complete EQ6 program at its full price.
Yes. You'll be able to quickly and easily import from your EQ5 palettes through the EQ6 Fabric Library.
And yes, there will indeed be new free fabrics to download, and some free projects too coming up.
When you open an EQ5 (PJ5) file in EQ6, the file will be untitled. So your EQ5 file will remain in EQ5, untouched.
You will also now have a copy of it in EQ6 and can work on it and save it in EQ6, which will make it an EQ6 file.
You will then have two files: Your original PJ5 file and your new PJ6 file.
Alternatively, from the EQ6 Library, you can import blocks, fabrics or layouts (unfilled blank layouts) from EQ4, EQ5 or EQ6 projects,
and can import photos and embroidery from EQ5 or EQ6 projects. So it will be quick and easy to merge items from various projects
as you work (something you can't do in EQ5). If you want a completed quilt (filled with blocks, fabric etc.) you need to open the project
file with FILE > Open, rather than importing from the Library.
No. The EQ6 upgrade is not returnable.
You can exchange your EQ6 Upgrade CD for the regular EQ6 CD and pay the price difference plus a small restocking fee.
Contact The Electric Quilt Company (no matter who you originally purchased your EQ6 Upgrade from) at
firstname.lastname@example.org (1-800-356-4219 M-F EST).
No, EQ6 only runs on Windows XP and newer operating systems.
We have not had a chance to test this yet. The emulation software used, however, would need to be for Windows XP in order for the software to install.
No. We're sorry, but internet access is necessary. Once the program is installed, activated, and registered, internet access is no longer required.
Yes. The computer only needs to be connected to the internet for installation, activation and registration.
After EQ6 is completely installed, EQ6 does not need to be connected to the internet.
General System Requirements:
• Windows® XP or Vista
• Internet access for activation (4 activations included)
• CD-ROM drive
• Monitor with screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
• Sound card recommended for videos
Additional Requirements for EQ5 to EQ6 Upgrade:
• EQ5 must be installed for the installation to work.
Once you install EQ6 on a computer, reinstalling on that same computer is not considered an activation, unless you change the computer
considerably, such as getting a new hard drive. This means under normal situations you can install and reinstall continuously on the same computer.
We allow more installation possibilities. We realize you may have a desktop, a laptop, a computer at work, and possibly one at another
home, and want to install EQ6 on all of them. This does not break copyright law, since you are the only one using EQ6 on these computers.
But there are only 4 activations possible. If you bought a new computer and have already used 4 activations, you would not be able to install again.
We have a plan for providing CDs for those who are teaching classes. Teachers will not need to use their own
CDs to install on classroom computers. Please contact us and give us your class location, date and times.