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Mach3 running under VMWare Windows 7 32
« on: June 25, 2019, 06:53:34 AM »
Mach3 running under VMWare Windows 7 32 bit, which is running on a Windows 10 64 bit
The Windows 10 host computer has Virus Scan, Internet Access, and is running an intense BobCAD 3d Simulation.
The Windows 7 32 bit under VMware is locked down, no virus scan (remember its cover by the hosts virus scan), no updates, etc...
This setup runs flawlessly everyday with GCode over 750,000 lines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTrO8Kd1Ve4
Velox 4 Axis Router, Mach3, Windows 7 32 bit
Modified to also be a Plasma / Engraver
with a Dual Chamber Water Table

Some of my work
https://mygarageshop.com/

ScreenSet: SmartScreens for Mach3
https://ngeneyes.com/smartscreen/licensing/
Re: Mach3 running under VMWare Windows 7 32
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 04:41:38 AM »
 WOW! What a great setup and running on VMWare? ... very good and well done :)
Re: Mach3 running under VMWare Windows 7 32
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 01:20:50 PM »
Thanks, it makes my whole work environment more stable. I can have a powerful computer in my shop, it has a dual port network card, one port connected to the internet and one port connected to my ESS Smoother Stepper, and my Relay Expansion Board. The Host computer has updates turned on, Norton 360 Protection Package, 4 Monitors, and host of applications I need during the day. The VMWare Virtual Computer has Windows 73 Bit which has ALL of the current Windows patches, but has Auto Updates turned off, it has no virus scan, (but is actually protected by the Norton 360 on the host computer) it also has access to the Dual Port network card so it has internet access. I use the Warp9 recommended thread priority settings

https://warp9td.com/index.php/faq/faq-windows#HigherPriorityLevel

when I run Mach3. It works FLAWLESSLY every time. I run very large complex 3D routing Gcode as well as simple plasma cutting gcode, ever since I went with this setup I have not had an issue. If anyone would like any additional information please feel free to reach out. I also have a document on my site that will help with the process.

https://ngeneyes.com/download/smartscreens/VMWare-Settings-for-use-with-Mach3.pdf

Velox 4 Axis Router, Mach3, Windows 7 32 bit
Modified to also be a Plasma / Engraver
with a Dual Chamber Water Table

Some of my work
https://mygarageshop.com/

ScreenSet: SmartScreens for Mach3
https://ngeneyes.com/smartscreen/licensing/