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Mach 3 Running on new windows 7
« on: November 25, 2009, 08:49:43 AM »
I'm thinking about purchasing a new desktop computer to run Mach 3 on and all the new computers I've came across have the new O.S. windows 7 installed.. Does anybody know if mach 3 will run on windows 7 ??

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Re: Mach 3 Running on new windows 7
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 09:36:23 AM »
Works great! One word of caution though. Most new PCs that come loaded with windows also have a ton of other crap already installed. Make sure you get a PC that actually comes with a real Win7 CD/DVD so you can reinstall the OS without the 'extras;.
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Re: Mach 3 Running on new windows 7
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 07:01:18 PM »
Will Mach 3 have any problems with Windows 7 64 bit operating system? 

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Re: Mach 3 Running on new windows 7
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 08:29:55 PM »
It probably won't work, unless you use an external motion device like the Smoothstepper.
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Re: Mach 3 Running on new windows 7
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 10:58:00 PM »
Someone was reporting getting Mach to run on a Win 7-64 machine by using XP compatibility mode. The LPT driver is not signed so it will not run in 64 bit mode.
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Re: Mach 3 Running on new windows 7
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 01:33:01 AM »
You might could boot into "Test Mode" and get it to work.  No need for signed drivers in test mode.
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