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« on: August 09, 2020, 01:39:16 PM »
We recently had to move from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for one of our machines.  I saved the mach4 directory from the Windows 7 computer, copied it to the reformatted computer, and then installed over the top of it (as recommended here: http://support.machsupport.com/en/kb/articles/updating-mach4)

Everything was fine except that whenever I tried to open the screen editor to edit a screen that had been part of the old installation (a custom screen) it would crash Mach4. Editing standard screens that were part of the installation was not a problem.
I did the same thing with and everything worked fine so we are currently running on that machine.

I am worried that I will have the same problem again if we ever need to upgrade Mach4 beyond Does anyone have any ideas what might be happening?

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Re: Problems moving to
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 12:53:16 AM »
I do not know why but I had the same problem

Mach4 517 would crash corrupt the ini file etc

I found out it it was my old industrial modified screen that caused the problem as the screen supplied was ok and ran fine .

But the problem was when I imported the prof file it had the link to my old screen thus crash , I had to do a clean install to 517 but not run it but open the ini file and alter the screen set in there ,then I could boot ok and run the mill , then alter the new screen to my needs

Note I was never able to find out what was in the old screen that caused it , the only clue I found was that a lot of addresses for vars had been changed
Re: Problems moving to
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 08:57:27 AM »
I have had the same issue. Reported it to support. No resolution yet... I'm going back one rev. to see if it works ok.