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Microsoft Windows 10
« on: February 04, 2016, 08:02:39 AM »
With Microsoft all but forcing consumers to load Windows 10, will Mach3 run on it?  Has anyone tried running under Windows 10?

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Re: Microsoft Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 08:32:49 AM »
Mach3 runs just fine under Windows 10 but you will need an external motion controller (ESS Smooth Stepper, or similar) because the parallel port cannot be used from OS versions after win7.

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Re: Microsoft Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 08:47:10 AM »
I have 3 now on windows 10.
Re: Microsoft Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 06:38:22 PM »
Thanks Tweakie!
Re: Microsoft Windows 10
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 06:35:40 PM »
I've just now upgrade my DIY CNC Dell PC that had been running Mach3 on Win XP Pro SP3 (via parallel port to a C1R10 controller for 6 years) to Win7 Pro 32-bit , but then immediately applied the Win10 Pro 32-bit upgrade.  Win10 tells me the parallel port is working fine with correct drivers.  (I haven't been able to confirm that with Mach3 as it opens with errors and issues even after re-installing it.)

After the upgrade I re-installed Mach3 V3.043.066 and the XBox plug-in.

One prominent issue is the XBox controller driver when Mach3 starts, which is supposed to work under Win10 (provided DirectX 9 or later is installed).  I need to confirm this, but what else am I missing?  Mach3 opens to a blank screen so it's not loading my XML config file, shows errors on the XBox DLL file and says it doesn't have permissions to the LastErrors.txt file.

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Microsoft Windows 10
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 07:57:43 PM »
the drivers for the parallel port have not been upgraded to run with win10, the drivers are there but wont work with Mach it has been looked into but it's in the very hard basket.

you will need to reinstall mach as admin and get a external controller, or go back to 7 or xp
Re: Microsoft Windows 10
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 08:18:37 PM »
Thanks blockhead.  I've had my eyes on an ESS.

Mach3 was installed as Admin and I've confirmed DirectX 9.C is still installed.  Any idea on the XBox controller issue?
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Re: Microsoft Windows 10
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2016, 12:35:34 AM »
no idea post the question on the XBox controller post
Re: Microsoft Windows 10
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2016, 10:33:25 AM »
Thanks for suggestion, but this is a Win10 OS issue, not specifically an XBox controller issue.  The controller worked fine under XP and Mach3.  I'm told it works under Mach3 and Win10.
I can't even get Mach3 to work under Win10.
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Re: Microsoft Windows 10
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2016, 10:54:09 AM »
Sadly, there does not appear to be a single, good location (e.g. of the many CNC forums out there) with solid, accurate information on running Mach3 under Win10 32-bit.

What I found, however, is confirmation that Mach3 runs fine under 32-bit Win7 using parallel port and 64-bit Win10 using ESS or USS, but nowhere do I find confirmation that Mach3 runs under Win10 32-bit.

Can anyone else confirm this?

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