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Re: Will MACH3 ever support 64-bit systems? Officially? FYI, it's 2010
« Reply #150 on: May 14, 2016, 06:35:03 AM »
The fact of the matter is that it's just not possible to do what Mach3 does on a 64 bit OS.

WHAT?

That doesn't make a bit of sense.  How on earth would a 64bit OS not be able to handle what a 32 bit OS can do?


Mach3's driver runs at a low level in the OS, very similar to a virus, and actually has some control over Windows. Microsoft has made changes to the OS that make this no longer possible.
It's not just some standard Windows program we're talking about. Mach3 needs to send up to 75,000 pulses, every second, to each of up to 7 axis, without Windows getting in the way.
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Re: Will MACH3 ever support 64-bit systems? Officially? FYI, it's 2010
« Reply #151 on: May 14, 2016, 07:16:03 AM »
not everyone understands what Art did let alone Microsoft
Re: Will MACH3 ever support 64-bit systems? Officially? FYI, it's 2010
« Reply #152 on: July 18, 2016, 06:14:46 PM »
Mach3 will run on any Windows OS from Windows 2000 through Windows 8. The parallel port driver included with Mach3 will only work with 32-bit DESKTOP computers with versions of Windows 2000 through Windows 7, but will not work with any 64-bit version of Windows or with Windows 8. Windows 8 and 64 bit versions of windows require an external motion device ( Ethernet Smooth stepper needs no drivers and mach3 has support for it ) which can be purchased very reasonably.
Re: Will MACH3 ever support 64-bit systems? Officially? FYI, it's 2010
« Reply #153 on: August 10, 2016, 08:05:40 AM »
Ok Christopher, so after reading all 16 pages of this post;
I now have Mach3 running on Windows 7 using a UC100 Motion Controller and now i want to get a new Windows 10 64 bit Laptop Computer it should work properly.
CORRECT?
Thank you,
Tony
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Re: Will MACH3 ever support 64-bit systems? Officially? FYI, it's 2010
« Reply #154 on: August 10, 2016, 01:38:53 PM »
Correct!  I have this exact configuration - Windows 10, 64-bit and a UC100 Motion Controller.  Works perfectly.  I've even done some mods on my controller box to do some advanced functionality (including adding an E-stop input, VFD control by Mach3, etc.) and have had no issues.

Stephen "Highspeed" Kruse
Re: Will MACH3 ever support 64-bit systems? Officially? FYI, it's 2010
« Reply #155 on: August 10, 2016, 04:51:28 PM »
Great Thanks Highspeed. One more question. Since i am getting a new puter , is touch screen supported by Mack3
Thanks,
Tony
Re: Will MACH3 ever support 64-bit systems? Officially? FYI, it's 2010
« Reply #156 on: August 10, 2016, 05:19:42 PM »
Again, I can attest to this too.  I have a touch screen laptop that I am using and it works great.  Some of the controls on the screen may be a touch too small for my liking so I have to pay particular attention to exactly where I'm touching on the screen, but it works great.  I've also added an XTc HB04 wireless MPG to my system and that makes things even simpler to use.

Highspeed
Re: Will MACH3 ever support 64-bit systems? Officially? FYI, it's 2010
« Reply #157 on: August 12, 2016, 05:10:51 PM »
Glad to see I can Help. The Ethernet Smooth Stepper Doesn't need drivers for the Ethernet connection that's part of the Computer and can be connected to 3 parallel ports. Mach3/4 is working with the ESS so no need to worry about upgrades in the future. Network ports will be around for a while. If you are using internet on the same computer use a separate Ethernet card. Not advised to use a external router.