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Mutoh Outdoor Jr. and Vista???

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by Slack11, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Slack11

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    Just bought a new computer with Vista (64bit) system. I am currently running signlab v7.1 which runs on the machine, but I cannot send any prints to the printer. The program acts as if it is sending a job (like my old computer) but it seems as if the printer can't accept it.

    Is there a special driver to use with vista for the Mutoh printers? I installed the printer from the software from signlab, but I am sure that the driver on that disk is for an older 32 bit system. Again, it seems as if everything else is working right.
     
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  2. Todd M Castle

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    Could also be the Signlab giving you issues. Here is from Signlab's website.

    Signlab version 7.1 - Fully compatible with Windows XP SP2, Windows XP 64 bit and Windows 2000. Compatible with Windows VISTA 32 with known issues. NOT compatible with Windows VISTA 64.
     
  3. RG

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    Bingo. Todd hit the nail on the head. You can try running Signlab in a Compatibility Mode for an earlier version of Windows. Just right click the Signlab icon on your desktop, click Properties, and click Compatibility. It's worth a shot. Good luck.
     
  4. Slack11

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    The website also says this:

    SignLab 7.1 Build 9---- Shipping as at April 13, 2007


    SignLab Supported in Vista (32 And 64 Bit)

    I called the rep from cadlink and he said that it will work with some "builds"
     
  5. Yardbirdrc

    Yardbirdrc New Member

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    Take it back and get something that will run XP or be ready to pull out all your hair.
    I use flexi and some software for CNC called mach 3. I wasted two solid days trying to "upgrade" to vista. Microsoft has even called it quits on Vista and moved on to Windows 7.

    Avoid Vista, My 2 cents.
    Rick
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  6. Matt-Tastic

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    wait a week. windows 7 comes out on the 22nd.
     
  7. Slack11

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    Thanks guys,
    I have already bought the system, the rep at Cadlink told me it was an easy process to get it to work. I have a few things to try tonite, if they don't work, I think I'll just do the upgrade to Windows 7 and hope that will be better to work with.
     
  8. Yardbirdrc

    Yardbirdrc New Member

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    My advise to anyone in a niche market is be very patient to change operating systems. We use low volume software and it is usually the last to update and work well when a new OS comes along. If you play computer games then go ahead and get the 64 bit number cruncher with the newest video card putting out more heat then a hair dryer. But CNC and printing just wait and save some money by sticking with the ol XP system.
     
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