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Mach & windows7
« on: October 24, 2010, 06:28:30 AM »
Don't know if I've missed it somewhere but what's the state of play re: windows 7 and Mach?

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Re: Mach & windows7
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 06:48:02 AM »
There are some threads in the  Mach and Windows Vista forum. Appears to run fine in 7.
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Re: Mach & windows7
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 07:10:00 AM »
Thanks Gerry

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Re: Mach & windows7
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 07:46:21 AM »
Have been running Windows 7 for some 9 months without any problems whatsoever ,

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Re: Mach & windows7
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 11:18:23 AM »
If you want to use the parallel port driver stick with the 32bit version of Win7. The parallel port driver will not run on a 64bit OS. If you want to use a SmoothStepper or other external motion control board than the 64bit version is fine. (I know the SS works fine on Win7-64.)
Happy machining , Jeff Birt
 

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Re: Mach & windows7
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 11:24:58 AM »
Thanks Alan

Thanks Jeff - It'll have to be the PP driver because this is a plasma setup with THC so as I understand it the SS is a non-runner - is that correct?

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Re: Mach & windows7
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 11:40:37 AM »
Right. The SS does not do THC at this time.
Happy machining , Jeff Birt