Installing Sheridan Developers Toolkit on 64bit Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This blog post is specifically for installing Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit on 64bit Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

For instructions on installing Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit on 32bit Windows 10, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 click here

This blog specifically deals with installing ActiveTreeView, ActiveListBar, ActiveThread on 64bit Windows but it’s the same process for CalendarWidgets, Data Widgets and Design Widgets…

Installing Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit on 64bit Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 can be very easily defined in these short steps.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your Sheridan install files from your old Windows XP machine’s c:\Sheridan folder onto a USB drive (or similar) then transfer the files onto your the new 64bit computer in exactly the same folder, c:\Sheridan
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the “Old Program Reviver” tab, pick the newly copied c:\Sheridan folder, then click Fix Old Program
  4. When asked: “Do you want me to re-register your program’s components?” – say Yes
  5. Next, create a .reg file with these contents (see just below and example .reg file) – update the text <YOUR_SERIAL_NUMBER> to your supplied serial number, e.g. 111001000089898232 – you should also fill in MyCompanyName and MyUserName in order to fulfil Sheridan’s registration requirements.Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\CompanyName]
    @=”MyCompanyName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\HelpFileDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveListBar\\HELP”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\InstallDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveListBar”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\ProductID]
    @=”{C6A130B1-1C72-499B-00BE-4923E28C4ED3}”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\SerialNumber]
    @=”<YOUR_SERIAL_NUMBER>”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\UserName]
    @=”MyUserName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\CompanyName]
    @=”MyCompanyName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\HelpFileDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveThreed\\HELP”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\InstallDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveThreed”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\SerialNumber]
    @=”<YOUR_SERIAL_NUMBER>”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\UserName]
    @=”MyUserName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\CompanyName]
    @=”MyCompanyName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\HelpFileDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveTreeView\\HELP”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\InstallDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveTreeView”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\ProductID]
    @=”{73174DE2-B54E-721E-5C27-4B8CD2C558A1}”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\SerialNumber]
    @=”<YOUR_SERIAL_NUMBER>”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\UserName]
    @=”MyUserName”

  6. Once you have created the .reg file, let’s say it’s called Sheridan.reg – simply double click on it using Windows Explorer – it will ask “Are you sure you want to continue?” say Yes. A success message should appear.
  7. Your Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit is now ready for use on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 64bit
Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing AutoCAD Architecture 2006 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2006 (ADT 2006) on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Copy your AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2006 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\adt2006
    1. If you have more CD’s, copy them all directly over the top of Disk 1, basically, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\adt2006 folder
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\adt2006 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, with these exceptions…
    1. When you click the Install link from your setup you may see a dialog box appear saying – “This program has compatibility issues” – simply check the “Don’t show this message again” and then click the “Run the program without getting help”.
    2. When you arrive at the installation folder path setup dialog, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\adt2006 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2006)**.
  1. Once installed, make sure you fully close the AutoCAD Architectural Desktop setup program (because the Converter is waiting for the setup program to close) then go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\adt2006 folder and click Fix.
  2. Next, run your AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2006
    1. NOTE: If you see a warning dialog when you run saying “This program has known compatibility issues”, simply click “Don’t show this message again” and then click “Run the Program without getting help
  3. You can now happily run your AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2006 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2006 Service Pack 1

  1. English Users, Download your English AutoCAD 2006 sp1 from here
    1. Non-English users, Download your language specific AutoCAD 2006 sp1 from here
  2. Now copy your newly downloaded sp (for English users the filename is adt2006swlsp1enu.exe) to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\sp folder and click Fix.
  4. Now run the adt2006swlsp1enu.exe from Windows explorer to install as normal.

Troubleshooting:

– If your ADT menuing system does not appear correctly for some reason, start AutoCAD, type CUILOAD at the command line, pick Browse and navigate to %APPDATA%\Autodesk\ADT 2006\enu\Support, pick the adt.cui file, then click Load

– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes:

– If you have crashing problems using the File->Open or File->Save dialogs inside of AutoCAD please read this blog entry on the File->Open or File->Save Crash in AutoCAD

 Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing Robolab Lego RCX Mindstorms on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This blog post is specifically for installing Robolab Lego RCX on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1…

Installing Lego RCX Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 can be very easily defined in these short steps.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your Lego RCX  CD to c:\RobolabCD
  3. Rename the PC-Install.exe to setup.exe
  4. Now, start the Longbow Reviver tool, on the “Old Installer Reviver” tab click the “Disable Windows 64bit Device Driver Signing Verification” checkbox, so that it is set.
  5. Now reboot.
  6. When your computer has started up again, start the Longbow Reviver tool again, select the “Old Installer Reviver” tab, pick the c:\RobolabCD folder then click the Fix and Run Old Installer button.
  7. Once the conversion process is complete, the Robolab installer dialog will appear. Simply install as normal to the normal c:\Robolab folder.
  8. Once the installation process is complete, make sure you fully quit the Robolab installer then switch back to the Longbow Reviver tool, select the “Old Program Reviver” tab, pick the newly installed c:\Robolab folder, then click Fix Old Program
  9. Your Robolab Lego RCX is now ready for use.
Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 32bit AutoCAD Architecture 2008 on Windows7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 64bit

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® Architecture® 2008”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD® Architecture® 2008. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

Installing 32bit AutoCAD Architecture 2008 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. If you have CDs (if not check (3) below):
    1. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your AutoCAD Architecture 2008 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\ADT2008
    2. If you have more CD’s, copy them all directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\ADT2008 folder
  3. If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk
    1. Run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\ADT2008), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the AutoCAD Architecture 2008 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\ADT2008 folder, and click the Convert button.
  5. Once the conversion process is complete, click Install/Run Setup to start setup. Simply install as normal.
  6. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users: Once the installation process is complete, go back to the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Architecture 2008 folder, then click Fix
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD Architecture 2008 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Troubleshooting:

– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes:

– If you have crashing problems using the File->Open or File->Save dialogs inside of AutoCAD please read this blog entry on the File->Open or File->Save Crash in AutoCAD

Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing Sheridan Developers Toolkit on 32bit Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This blog post is specifically for installing Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit on 32bit (for 64bit Sheridan Developer Toolkit installation click here) Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 – products VBAssist, ClassAssist, sp_Assist, ActiveTreeView, ActiveListBar, ActiveThread, CalendarWidgets, Data Widgets and Design Widgets…

Installing Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit on 32bit (not 64bit) Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 can be very easily defined in these short steps.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your Sheridan CD to c:\SheridanCD
  3. Now, start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 1st tab, pick the c:\SheridanCD folder then click the Fix and Run Old Installer button.
  4. Once the conversion process is complete, the Sheridan Developer Toolkit installer dialog will appear. Simply install as normal to the normal c:\Sheridan folder.
  5. Once the installation process is complete, make sure you fully quit the Sheridan installer then switch back to the Longbow Reviver tool, select “Old Program Reviver” tab, pick the newly installed c:\Sheridan folder, then click Fix Old Program
  6. Your Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit is now ready for use.
Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 32bit AutoCAD LT 2008 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD LT® 2008”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD LT® 2008. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

Installing 32bit AutoCAD LT 2008 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. If you have CDs (if not check (3) below):
    1. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your AutoCAD LT 2008 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2008
    2. If you have more CD’s (you may not, if not skip to step 4), copy them all directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2008 folder
  3. If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk
    1. Run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2008), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the AutoCAD LT 2008 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2008 folder, and click the Convert button.
  5. Once the conversion process is complete, click Install/Run Setup to start setup. Simply install as normal.
  6. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users: Once the installation process is complete, go back to the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2008 folder, then click Fix
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2008 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Troubleshooting:

– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes:

– If you have crashing problems using the File->Open or File->Save dialogs inside of AutoCAD please read this blog entry on the File->Open or File->Save Crash in AutoCAD

Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 64bit AutoCAD LT 2009 on Windows 8 and Windows 10 64bit

Your 64bit AutoCAD LT 2009 was never designed to run in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 64bit (these versions of Windows are newer than AutoCAD LT 2009). In order for your AutoCAD LT 2009 to run as it did in previous versions of Windows, you need to follow these easy steps…

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Install your 64bit AutoCAD LT 2009 as normal.
  3. Once the installation process is complete, close the setup program then start the Converter software; select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files\AutoCAD LT 2009 folder, then click Fix
  4. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD 2009 LT 64bit on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 64bit.

Troubleshooting:

– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes:

– If you have crashing problems using the File->Open or File->Save dialogs inside of AutoCAD please read this blog entry on the File->Open or File->Save Crash in AutoCAD

Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 2007 from an Inventor 11 CD on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

If you have an Autodesk Inventor 11 CD, you may simply need to install AutoCAD MDT 2007 from that CD…

Installing AutoCAD Mechanical 2007 from your Inventor 11 CD on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here (you need V7.29 or newer)
  2. Next, copy your Autodesk Inventor 11 CD to your hard drive, to folder path  c:\Autodesk\Inventor2007
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab titled “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the ‘…’ button, pick the folder where you just copied your Inventor 11 CD to c:\Autodesk\Inventor2007
      1. The Converter should say “Inventor 2007 Setup found, …”
    3. Next, click the ‘Run Old Installer‘ button.
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. In the setup program.
    1. navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the Products Install dialog – Uncheck *all* products except “Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2007
    2. Install as normal
    3. If asked to Reboot, do not reboot
  5. Once installed, make sure you fully close the setup application (because the Converter is waiting for the setup program to fully close)
    1. Go back to the Converter tool and select the 3rd tab titled “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. Using the ‘…’ button, pick the newly installed c:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\MDT 2007 folder
    3. Next, click the ‘Fix Old Program‘ button.
  6. Now you can run your Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2007 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8, both 32bit and 64bit.
    1. NOTE: When starting AutoCAD, if you see a warning dialog when you run saying “This program has known compatibility issues”, simply click “Don’t show this message again” and then click “Run the Program…”

Troubleshooting

– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes: