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Problem w upgrade from Vista to 7
« on: February 21, 2016, 01:03:49 PM »
Hi everyone,

I just upgraded my PC from Vista to Win 7. It's an 11 year old computer, and has been working fine; I just didn't want to wait until Vista's end of life. Now the controller doesn't work. I checked the port and cable using a breakout box, and I get lights, but not from Mach3; in fact, the lights on the diagnostic page don't light up when I try to jog the motors. I ran DriverTest and it doesn't see the port, and won't run. I'm thinking it's a driver problem at this point, but I don't know what to do about it. Any advice?

Thanks.
Re: Problem w upgrade from Vista to 7
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 11:09:20 AM »
Hello.
I also planned to upgrade from windows vista to 7. i have successfully upgraded to windows 7 but i have got very high cpu usage under process tab in task manager.
I checked the processes and svchost has been taking so much cpu usage.
I have not installed any third party software.
i searched on google about the problem and got landed to this site.
https://usefulpcguide.com/18385/svchost-exe-netsvcs-high-cpu/
tried everything but none worked
If you have any clue how to solve this problem please add your valuable  input
Re: Problem w upgrade from Vista to 7
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 06:33:29 PM »
Hi Ankit,

from my experience with Windows 7, svchost.exe is a Windows process and it isn't unusual to see several instances running at once. If you're trying to free up your CPU resources, you may need to look elsewhere. You may have to go to Task Manager and stop/unload some programs. I've noticed that the Chrome browser is notorious for using a lot of resources. I don't know if this is helpful.

BTW, my original problem was solved by uninstalling and reinstalling the Mach3 software. Everything started working fine.

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Re: Problem w upgrade from Vista to 7
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 07:56:13 AM »
It's not possible to give a definite yes or no answer without knowing the exact cause, and even then it could be hard to say. You could try an upgrade, but generally when a system is having issues it's best to do a clean install.

 

 

If you decide to upgrade:

If you are runningWindows Vista , in some cases you can upgrade directly to Windows 7 and in other cases you will need to perform a custom installation. The following table shows which editions of Windows Vista can be upgraded to Windows 7.

Windows VistaHome Basic

Windows 7Home Premium, Windows 7Ultimate

Windows VistaHome Premium

Windows 7Home Premium, Windows 7Ultimate

Windows VistaBusiness

Windows 7Professional, Windows 7Ultimate

Windows VistaUltimate

Windows 7Ultimate

For more information, seeUpgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 . (http://windows.microsoft.com/upgrade-windows-vista )
You can't upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit, a clean install is required. If you have questions about upgrading 32-bit to 64-bit or vice versa please see this FAQ:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions
If you have general questions about reinstalling Windows please see this site:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Installing-and-reinstalling-Windows

 

 

 

 

If you decide to clean install:

Custom Clean Install Steps

Times to use:
Moving from XP to 7, or unsupported in place upgrade paths (ex: Vista Home to 7 Pro)
Moving from a 32 bit Windows system to a 64 bit system, or changing languages
Don't want to do an in place upgrade, or you want a fresh/clean install

You can use an Upgrade or Full Windows 7 disk to do a custom clean install. This will remove all your programs, but you can save your files and settings to an external storage before doing so. You will have to reinstall all your programs after installing Windows 7. Here are the steps:

1. Run Windows Upgrade Advisor to see if there are any known issues that might affect the installation and whether you can install the 32 or 64 bit version of Windows 7.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

2. Backup all your files and settings to avoid losing docs, photos, and other information. Windows Easy Transfer is a free tool to copy files (not programs) from your PC, and then transfer them back after you install Windows 7. If you don't want to use Windows Easy Transfer, you can copy your files to a USB drive, or CD/DVD. Note: Easy Transfer will not work when changing languages, or when going from 64 bit to 32 bit (it will work going from 32 bit to 64 bit).
http://windows.microsoft.com/windows-easy-transfer

3. Locate the installation disks and any associated product/license keys for all your programs because you'll need to manually reinstall all programs. If you downloaded some programs from the Internet you can redownload them.

4. Insert the Windows 7 DVD into your PC. When asked "Which type of installation do you want?" click "Custom (advanced)." Note: 32 to 64 bit requires you to restart and boot from the DVD.
   
5. After Windows 7 is installed you can use Windows Easy Transfer (or another backup method you used) to restore your files & settings, and use your installation disks to reinstall all your programs. Then you're done - enjoy Windows 7.

 

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Re: Problem w upgrade from Vista to 7
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 02:43:39 AM »
Hi everyone,

I just upgraded my PC from Vista to Win 7. It's an 11 year old computer, and has been working fine; I just didn't want to wait until Vista's end of life. Now the controller doesn't work. I checked the port and cable using a breakout box, and I get lights, but not from Mach3; in fact, the lights on the diagnostic page don't light up when I try to jog the motors. I ran DriverTest and it doesn't see the port, and won't run. I'm thinking it's a driver problem at this point, but I don't know what to do about it. Any advice?

Thanks.

I just think that the parallel port card simply needs a Windows 7 driver (the windows vista driver must have  been rejected by windows 7).
If you cannot get windows 7 driver for the PP card get a new card.
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