How to Install the MadMachine IDE on Windows PCs

Step-by-step instructions on how to download and install the SwiftIO software for Windows. MadMachine IDE works on Window 7, 8 and 10. It’s a good idea to make sure your system up-to-date with all Windows updates. If you are in an educational setting you may need to get your system administrator to run the installer for you.

Video Tutorial

This third-party video is made by Hunger Swift.

Download the MadMachine IDE

Get the latest version from the download page. The file is in .exe format so that you do not need to extract it manually.

Currently, the file is 200+MB. That’s quite a large file, so it may take a while to download. After you’ve finished downloading, double-click the file to start.


Windows complains about MadMachine IDE coming from the Internet. As a result, we've outlined the extra steps needed to install MadMachine IDE for both Windows 7 and Windows 10 (other versions of Windows are the same way).

  • Windows 7

"User Account Control" will ask you if you allow this program to make changes to your computer. Click "Yes".

  • Windows 10

Windows Defender will pop up with a warning message. You should click on the "More info" link. The message will show you more information about the installer and a "Run anyway" button. Click "Run anyway".

Start the installation

Confirm the version of MadMachine IDE and click “Next”. Select the installation destination (you can usually leave this as default) and click “Install”.

Go make a cup of coffee as MadMachine IDE installs on your computer.

The installation has completed successfully, click “Finish” to close the installer.

You can start MadMachine IDE by clicking on the icon in the Start menu.

Well done!


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