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Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2018, 09:39:03 PM »
It looks like this is the end of the line for Mach3 on Windows 10 x64. Time to move to more modern software, if you need to run the latest version of Windows.

Perhaps you should stop selling Mach3 on your site if that's the case. I just bought the program less than 6 months ago. Seeing this comment and the fact that there is no upgrade price from 3 to 4 really pisses me off. Very poor customer service.
Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2018, 12:42:16 AM »
Hi,

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Perhaps you should stop selling Mach3 on your site if that's the case. I just bought the program less than 6 months ago
Firstly prehaps you didn't read to closely....there is a patch.
Secondly the reason that Mach3 stopped working on Windows 10 was an update from Microsoft...are you expecting NFS to be clairvoyant?
Thirdly this affects ONLY Windows 10. If you are using a different version no fault...no foul.
Lastly it has always been the recommendation of both NFS and many experienced users DO NOT CONNECT YOUR MACH PC TO THE INTERNET.

All development on Mach3 ceased five years ago...eventually some problem is going to come along and render it unusable. The expectation that it
will work forever is not realistic.

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Seeing this comment and the fact that there is no upgrade price from 3 to 4
Mach4 is a totally new program.  I commend you download it and run the Sim(ulator) plugin, free for as long as you like. You will come to understand how
different it is from Mach3. Heaven only knows how many man hours NFS has invested in writing this new program...'is the workman worth his hire?'

Craig
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Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2018, 08:55:47 AM »
It looks like this is the end of the line for Mach3 on Windows 10 x64. Time to move to more modern software, if you need to run the latest version of Windows.

Perhaps you should stop selling Mach3 on your site if that's the case. I just bought the program less than 6 months ago. Seeing this comment and the fact that there is no upgrade price from 3 to 4 really pisses me off. Very poor customer service.

I don't work for Artsoft, and don't sell Mach3.

And if you read my post after the one you quoted, Mach3 does still work without the patch on 32 bit versions of Windows 10. Some have reported that the patch is not required if you update Windows 10 before installing Mach3.


Mach4 has been available for 3 years. You should do more research before making purchases.
Over the years, I've seen hundreds of people regret the uninformed CNC purchases they've made, both with hardware and software.
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Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2018, 01:24:06 PM »
After many years of reliable service from Mach3 on my CNC mill and lathe using Win10, the latest update to Win10 stopped me dead!!  I use a USB Smoothstepper on the lathe, and an ESS Smoothstepper on the mill.

I have been using Mach3 Version 56 for years and, it has served me reliably in my situation.

I installed Mach3 version 62 after reading this topic, and have managed to get the mill and lathe working again.  However my office computers will not work.  I use these to simulate and test new posted G Code before going out to my workshop.  I was mystified until I realized that the workshop computers were 32 bit and the office computers were 64 bit.

Is it possible to emulate 32 bit on a 64 bit machine?  I don't want to revert Win10 my office machines to the previous version, as I use them for many other modern tasks.

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Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2018, 01:40:13 PM »
Install version 3.043.062 and the patch found here.
https://www.cnczone.com/forums/cnc-router-parts/360698-cnc-2.html
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Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2018, 01:55:31 PM »
Install version 3.043.062 and the patch found here.
https://www.cnczone.com/forums/cnc-router-parts/360698-cnc-2.html


Gerry,

Thank you, Thank You, Thank You.

You and the guys at CRC are life savers!!

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Chrisjh
Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2018, 07:02:23 PM »
I did a thorough uninstall and re-install of Mach3 and that worked for me.
Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2018, 11:17:26 PM »
Unknowingly allowed the Windows 10 Updates and as you all know, Mach3 quit loading. Came here and quickly found the answer and the solution. Thanks bryannab ger21 and others for the updated download and information.
Doug
Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2018, 03:34:02 PM »
I was able to launch and run Mach 3 on Windows 10 in early 2017. However once I really started to use Mach3 (the last couple weeks) I cannot even launch Mach3 on windows 10. Is Mach3 in Visual C++ and can it be manipulated so that it can run on the newest version of Windows 10?
Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2018, 12:26:57 AM »
SO DOES MACH4 WORKS WITH THE SAME CONTROLER AS MARCH3?