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Re: “New” computer (windows 10) won’t turn motors
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 08:29:22 PM »
Thank you Craig. Good advice all the way around.

I’ve got an extra ESS and will probably end up using it.
  My laptop is running the motors very roughly anyways. I hooked it up to a machine that runs fine and the motors on it turned roughly when run by this laptop. Are there laptop brands or OS that won’t run mach3 smoothly? My computer is a dell latitude d600 running Windows XP.  I know laptops are not really advised but I need it to be portable.
Jim
Re: “New” computer (windows 10) won’t turn motors
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 08:36:50 PM »
Hi,
laptops of any description are not recommended for parallel port operation.

They should all work fine with an external motion controller like an ESS.

Craig
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