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rolling to a new computer
« on: January 26, 2010, 12:35:26 PM »
Is there a set of files/folders, etc to copy from my existing PC to put on my new PC that I will be using Mach3 and LazyCam on?  Or can I just copy the entire directory?   I don't want to lose my stepper motor setup, limits, etc, licences, etc.   I am currently using XP, and the new computer is supposed to come with a dual install of either XP or Windows 7, so I plan on sticking with XP.  Is there anything else I need to calibrate, etc since the new computer will be a lot faster than the dinosaur I currently use.

Thanks,
Charlie

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Re: rolling to a new computer
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 12:44:52 PM »
Install Mach on your new PC and then copy over the profile you are using, i.e. myprofilename.xml and the macros folder for that profile.
Happy machining , Jeff Birt
 
Re: rolling to a new computer
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 12:00:05 PM »
Don't forget any custom/modified bitmaps if your screens have been modifiyes too.

JH
Re: rolling to a new computer
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 10:31:57 PM »
Hi.  I have the new computer started and have transfered the files.  The new computer did not have a built in parallel port so I have installed a 2 port EPP/ECP PCI card.   I can't seem to get it working through.

Under resources each port list two sets of address.   I have E800-807 and E480-487 on one of the ports and EC00 to EC07 and E880 - E887...

So what port am I suposed to use in the setup, It does not allow me to put in a range?

Thanks,
Charlie

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Re: rolling to a new computer
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 02:19:41 AM »
E800 and EC00 will be the addresses, you can choose whichever you want for Port 1 and Port2, just have to connect the cables accordingly.
Hood
Re: rolling to a new computer
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 11:05:06 AM »
You will have to tell Mach3 the hardware address of the new ports 1 and 2.  The port numbers are the same, but the PCI address is what Mach needs to interface too.

Hope that helps,
JH