Technical  Q & A

What are the computer and Windows requirements?

The software will not work on Mac or Linux machine unless running a Windows OS on Parallels.

FabMo (coming out 2016-2017) will be browser based and thus will work on any OS.

PC Requirements for Running ShopBot\

Windows/XP or higher (7 or Higher HIGHLY Recommended as XP can have driver issues that are unresolvable)

Dual core or higher Pentium processor

Minimum of 4GB RAM (6GB HIGHLY preferred).

2 USB ports: USB 2.0 ports required. USB 3.0 ports have a blue tongue in them and will not work appropriately.

“Language setting” of PC must be U.S. English; can be English for the user only as long as the user has Admin privileges.

Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader or another PDF reader is required for displaying “Help” in the ShopBot and design software. The current version of Adobe Reader is available on the ShopBot Installation CD or from the web (free).

Buy a PC that does not have windows on it, buy a version of windows from Microsoft and install it clean. If it has windows already, remove it and clean installing windows. PCs off the shelf will have programs on them that will cause interrupts. Here is a clean install guide:

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