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Installing Mach4 on Windows 10 Pro 64
« on: January 28, 2020, 01:49:15 PM »
I did a Search and came up with one post???  Going to try and use a Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro computer and Mach4 plus Warp9 ESS. Yes I know I need to keep the damn thing off the internet and I would rather NOT use Win10 but thats the only OS that lets me use a Touchscreen.

Suggestions or tips,, yes Mach4 runs great now… no issues.
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Re: Installing Mach4 on Windows 10 Pro 64
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 02:25:33 PM »
That is the OS I use to develop Mach with so it is the preferred OS.  XP is dead, Vista was crap, nobody knows what Windows 8 was, and Window7 was good but the world has moved on.  There are probably not a lot of Windows 7 installations out there because MS offered the free upgrade to Windows 10. 

And of the different versions of Windows 10, I like Pro the best.  With Windows 10 Pro, you can postpone updates for a year and the bi-annual refreshes for 6 months.  But still, not connecting it to the internet is the primary means of keeping Windows 10 from automatically updating you at the worst possible moment.  But on an initial installation, I would suggest updating the OS fully, then install Mach, and then never let it see the internet again (unless you want it to update). 

Steve
Re: Installing Mach4 on Windows 10 Pro 64
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 05:58:56 PM »
Both my machines have touchscreens. One is xp and the other is win7.
Re: Installing Mach4 on Windows 10 Pro 64
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 06:52:25 PM »
Thanks guys, I did upgrade to Win10 Pro.
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