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Mach3 under win10
« on: June 03, 2015, 08:24:21 AM »
Will work mach3 under windows 10 if i update from windows 7 ?

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Re: Mach3 under win10
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 08:55:12 AM »
The parallel port driver won't work. If you're using a motion controller, than it should work fine.
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Re: Mach3 under win10
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 04:32:20 PM »
Is there going to be a fix for the parallel port so Mach can run on Windows 10?

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Re: Mach3 under win10
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 03:38:23 AM »
Is there going to be a fix for the parallel port so Mach can run on Windows 10?

Unfortunately not - Win 10 will require an external motion controller for Mach3 operation.

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Re: Mach3 under win10
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 07:55:12 PM »
what if its 32bit version of windows 10?

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Re: Mach3 under win10
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 09:07:45 PM »
No. If you want to use the parallel port, you need to use a 32 bit version of Windows 7 or older.
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Re: Mach3 under win10
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 09:10:31 PM »
so the only way to get mach 3 to work with windows 10 is through a break out board or something similar?  I've been scouring the internet for the last 2 days looking for a definitive answer to this.
I was told that set up with a PCI slot parallel port card and 32 bit OS it should be good to go. 

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Re: Mach3 under win10
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 11:05:58 PM »
Who told you that?
Mach3's parallel port driver will only work in Windows 7 and older, and is 32 bit only.

For Windows 10, you need a motion controller, not a breakout board.
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Re: Mach3 under win10
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 11:09:03 PM »
Thanks

It was passed along to me from "mach 3 tech support"... so 2nd hand info
Re: Mach3 under win10
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2016, 02:45:48 PM »
Why don't they compile the driver for 64bit?