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Getting Mach3 on new PC (revisited)
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:30:27 PM »
I did some searching and found this topic 3 years ago but the solutions did not work.  I recently purchased Mach3 for my sons home-built WorkBee CNC.  All worked great for a few weeks. Now, after running fine for 10 minutes it starts to convulse, jerking along the cutting path.   

Lot's of possible causes and I am willing to hear other solutions - guys/gals???

One solution was to try another PC.  The reason we bought M3 vs M4 was it we were suppose to be able to install it on more than one PC.  When I use the install link from M3/ArtSoft (license@machsupport.com) is stays install limit exceeded.   

How can I get this onto a second (and maybe 3rd (laptop) and we try to best configure out CNC shop and set up?

Thanks

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Re: Getting Mach3 on new PC (revisited)
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 01:25:42 AM »
You can download Mach3 from here;  https://www.machsupport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Mach3Version3.043.exe
Once installed copy across your license (Mach1Lic.dat) from the Mach3 folder on your original HDD.

Please note Mach3 requires a 32 bit OS of Win7 or older and laptops are only supported when using an external motion controller.

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Re: Getting Mach3 on new PC (revisited)
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 06:16:09 AM »
Hi,

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The reason we bought M3 vs M4 was it we were suppose to be able to install it on more than one PC.

The licensing conditions of Mach4Hobby are that you may have up tp five PC's active for ONE Mach4Hobby license purchase.

Craig
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