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Old 19th April 2014, 12:39   #9
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Originally Posted by Aminifu View Post
Yes, that sacrifice makes no sense. People have problems with XP when they try to run current software/hardware with it. As long as you stay with apps designed for XP, kept it off the web, and maintain a backup of the apps and OS, there should be years more use left (assuming the hardware holds up).
That has been my problem. It's (usually) easy enough to find the software again, but these CNC machines often have some specialized ISA card or something else equally obscure. It's hard enough finding a motherboard with ISA, let a lone a replacement for the card.

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