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curlyweld
03-03-2014, 05:35 PM
I am running windows xp on my ez router plasma cutter with mach 3, and i have windows xp on the office computer where i make my drawing files and do my interneting. Now that their dropping support for xp do i need to replace both computers or just the one in the office that runs sheetcam? I bought them new 5 years ago. I was hoping the one with mach 3 that ran the table could stay setup as is because it's not hooked to the internet. I remember when I set these up they said to use xp and stay away from windows seven when running sheetcam. Are the newer operating systems ok to run sheetcam? THANKS,,,,,,,CURLY

Bubba
03-03-2014, 06:06 PM
Just because MS is not supporting XP, doesn't mean the computer will stop working. I run XP on my main machine and plan on doing nothing to it until it dies! I am from the OLD school "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" Some people have had sheetcam run on W8 and some haven't. see my previous statment.

Torchhead
03-03-2014, 07:29 PM
SheetCAM TNG (current version) will run on just about anything (including a version for Linux) There is no compelling reason to panic about running XP. They have not even had a Service Patch in years. It takes a long time to get an OS extremely stable and have reliable 3rd party drivers that are bullet proof. MACH3 will run on WIN 7 if you can find a parallel port driver that works with it I agree with Bubba. I just "upgraded" my main workstation to a hot ticket 8 core PC with 16G of RAM and Windows & 64 bit.... I am still trying to get things to work right after two weeks. I finally gave up and went back to my XP until I can get the applications that I have to have working right.
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curlyweld
03-03-2014, 09:44 PM
Thanks Bubba, just trying to get a feel for what other operators are doing.