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    Question Q for Pinnacle owners operating with XP in the virtual mode

    Ok, so I'm currently using an OLD Compaq as my dedicated laser computer, and was recently thinking of upgrading to more memory, more RAM, a better processor, etc - but obviously I have to use XP (or so I'm thinking).

    So I was wondering who out there, who owns a Pinnacle, uses a more modern computer than a P2, and an OS other than XP - and either run XP virtually or somehow runs something other than XP.

    What good or bad stories do you have to share?
    Mike

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    I have a Pinnacle ZX and I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit on an Intel Core i7 based system. It works fine. You can't run the driver on a 64 bit system but it works fine on 32 - no need to run XP mode.

    Gary
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    That's awesome news Gary.
    Mike

    Proud 24-yr USAF Veteran

    COMPUTER: Dell Optiplex 620 - XP
    LASER HARDWARE: Pinnacle 25W Mercury,
    LaserPro 50W Explorer
    SOFTWARE: Corel X3, CS4 Suite, Photoshop Web Suite CS3, Solidworks
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    Red face GCC Mercury 25w

    Yep, My driver runs fine on Win 7 32 bit. Intel Quad 4. Luckily the PC has a parallel port!
    Hilton Lister. NZ
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    Are there any known issues running a USB-to-Parallel Port connection ??

    My slim tower does not have one ---
    Mike

    Proud 24-yr USAF Veteran

    COMPUTER: Dell Optiplex 620 - XP
    LASER HARDWARE: Pinnacle 25W Mercury,
    LaserPro 50W Explorer
    SOFTWARE: Corel X3, CS4 Suite, Photoshop Web Suite CS3, Solidworks
    FIRMWARE: My brain



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