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Can't uninstall
« on: December 27, 2010, 01:28:33 PM »
Hello All
I installed Mach3 on my laptop following the video, which seems to be out of date?
The Mach3 files are now in the directory - C:/Program Files and not in any particular folder.
I've run into problems and want to uninstall but haven't been able to find the process.

My plans are to run DraftSight for the CAD work, Ace Converter or LazyCam and Mach3 as a work-flow.
I'd like to be able to use my laptop for all of the prep work then use a dedicated PC to run my homemade CNC router.

Right now, I would really like to delete all of the Mach3 files from my laptop and get it running again.
Then reinstall the Mach3 program. I'm not quite sure if I'm supposed to install the drivers (on the laptop laptop) or not?
There seems to be conflicting info on the videos?

Can anyone help?
Does anyone have suggestions or comments re my work-flow?
I am an apple user and really despise the Windows operating system.

Thanks
MSS

andrewm

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Re: Can't uninstall
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 02:01:34 PM »
Start>Control Panel>Uninstall Programs>Look for Mach 3 and do the uninstall

You're lucky I helped at all with you're anti-windows Slander...

Jk  :p

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Re: Can't uninstall
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 02:39:55 PM »
Thanks for the reply.

I tried that but Mach3 doesn't show up?

I did find a file named "Uninstall".
IRIMG1.JPG
IRIMG2.JPG
uninstall.dat
uninstall.xml

but no .exe file?

Still don't know what to do?

Thanks
MSS

andrewm

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Re: Can't uninstall
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010, 02:49:29 PM »
Mine shows up in my programs list so I'm not sure what the issue is, Did you try to remove it by just deleting the folder it was in on you're C: drive? Is this installed on a mac laptop?



EDIT: You're Mach3 in the programs list of the start folder should have an uninstall program in it with the Mach3 .exe. Is that there or no?
« Last Edit: December 27, 2010, 02:51:50 PM by andrewm »

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Re: Can't uninstall
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010, 02:57:08 PM »
Its on a Windows laptop. 
The video says to install it into C:/Program Files. 
I thought it would build its own folder but it didn't. 
I haven't deleted anything because I don't know how to start the process.
I would think there should be some way to get the .xml file started to get the uninstall process going?

MSS

andrewm

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Re: Can't uninstall
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2010, 03:14:17 PM »
Ok I understand you're problem now, Can you get Mach3 to run at all or do you just want to put all the files in a folder so they are not all scattered in the program files folder?

For some reason it thought you wanted it to install there and not its own folder, but, Mach will run the way it installed.

EDIT: Did it not put start icons on you're desktop?
« Last Edit: December 27, 2010, 03:15:49 PM by andrewm »

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Re: Can't uninstall
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2010, 03:53:06 PM »
I did not get a shortcut icon to run Mach3 to the desktop but did get;
Mach3Turn
Mach3Plasma
Mach3Mill
MillProfile
Cancel
LazyCam

There is a Mach3.exe file in C:/Program Files hat will start and run the Mach3 program.
I've been able to play around with it and it seems to be working OK?
My problem is with other programs now acting strange and hanging up.
I don't know enough about Windows XP to know if other files got written over or are interfering or overtaxing...?

My installation did not go the same as the video?
But I've been able to follow along on the running Mach program as the video progresses.

Again, my problem is with other software since I downloaded the Mach3.

MSS

andrewm

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Re: Can't uninstall
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2010, 04:01:02 PM »
Turn, Plasma, Mill...These Will start Mach3 so You're all set to run it.

Like I said, It installed correctly. Just for some reason it didn't get put in its own folder for some reason o_O

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Re: Can't uninstall
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2010, 04:11:35 PM »
I downloaded Mach3 yesterday and today I'm having issues with my laptop.
I was hoping to uninstall Mach3 to see if that is why I'm having these other (new) issues.
Is there a procedure to uninstall?

Thanks

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andrewm

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Re: Can't uninstall
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2010, 04:17:43 PM »
If you have the desktop icons then you have the program files under the start menu icons too. Just look for Mach3 in the list and their is an uninstaller that will remove it.