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Changing computer
« on: June 08, 2015, 01:16:26 PM »
Hi have been running mach3 on XP for 4years never any problems
Am going to put new computer onto newly built router
They all come with windows 7 or 8
Will mach 3 run ok on windows 7 or 8 ?
I think there used to be problems with vista

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Re: Changing computer
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 02:39:40 AM »
Hi Colin,

Just a few observations...

If you are using the parallel port then you need to have the 32 bit version of Windows 7.
Windows 8 does not support use of the parallel port.
An external motion controller will be required for 64 bit OS versions and/or Windows 8.

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Re: Changing computer
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 08:36:23 PM »
Hi Colin,
if your chasing Windows 7 32 bit and cant find any, try asking the computer companies(HP,Acer etc) for Windows 7 Commercial systems with parallel ports. Much better quality however most only have std video and turn of UAC otherwise you will have all sorts of bother.