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Mach3 question
« on: September 09, 2017, 03:13:37 PM »
Hello

I purchased the Mach3 controller software about 5 years ago just before Windows 7 came out. At that time I installed the Mach3 software on my computer using Windows XP. At that time Mach3 did not work with Windows 7.  I want to install windows 7 on my computer. Can I reinstall my original Mach3 software on windows 7 or do I have to purchase a new up to date Mach3 for windows 7 ?

Thx
Vince
Re: Mach3 question
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 03:38:57 PM »
Hi,
no, you don't need to buy anything new. I would however download the .062 version of Mach3 for your new PC. There is a later .066 version but it
has a few bugs, the .062 version is preferred. The only thing you really need from the old installation is the licence file named something like
Mach1Lic.dat, copy it onto a thumb drive and put it in the new Mach3 folder and you should be good to go.

Note that if you wish to use the parallel port you will have to use the 32 bit version of Win7, a parallel port will just not work with ANY 64 bit OS.
If you are thinking about using an external controller like a UC100 or Smoothstepper then use whatever OS you want, Mach3 doesn't care.

Craig
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Re: Mach3 question
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 03:48:59 PM »
Hi Craig,

Thanks for your reply. Where would you go to download the .062 version of Mach3?

Vince
Re: Mach3 question
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 03:56:57 PM »
Hi Vince,
not sure just at the moment, I know tweakie has posted a link and I will try to find it. I myself have .066 and used it without problems
for a couple of years until I changed to Mach4.

Craig
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Re: Mach3 question
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 04:02:01 PM »
Hi Vince,
found tweakie's link....
Download Mach3 version .062 from here:
ftp://anonymous:guest@ftp.machsupport.com/Mach3/Mach3Version3.043.062.exe

Craig
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Re: Mach3 question
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 04:06:25 PM »
Thanks Craig. Greatly appreciate your help.

Vince

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Re: Mach3 question
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 02:24:27 AM »
Here is the download link for version .062   ftp://anonymous:guest@ftp.machsupport.com/Mach3/Mach3Version3.043.062.exe

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