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WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« on: December 22, 2015, 07:43:35 PM »
Hi there,I have just inherited a computer, it is running windows 7, my question is:- are there any problems with it, is anyone else out there using windows 7? the computer does not have an LPT port but I understand that the port cards are still available and are very easily installed

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Nick

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Re: WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 08:12:50 PM »
Is it 32 bit or 64 bit?
You can't use the parallel port with a 64 bit OS.
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Re: WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 08:55:49 PM »
Thanks Ger21, I'm not sure yet but I will check it out shortly.
Re: WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 04:23:02 AM »
It's a 32 bit system with one empty PCI slot,
Re: WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 05:55:38 PM »
I had loads of problems getting a parallel port to work, gave up in the end and got a uc100 motion controller it's simply a dongle to convert usb to parallel in the Bob
Works great and easy to set up but a little costly, but it may take you several tries to find a card which works
Re: WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 06:07:18 PM »
I run with Windows 7 32 bit with no issue.  Using the built in parallel port works fine.  However the second parallel port (for pendant) was a real pain to get going, I essentially had to use a very old driver to make it work.
Re: WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2015, 06:22:31 PM »
When I get a pendant it will be wireless or usb I think the second lpt is then not needed
Re: WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2015, 07:00:17 PM »
Thanks to everyone for their inputs and experiences with W7 and LPT port, I may have to re-think on that

Nick