Installing AutoCAD 2007 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are trying to install your old version of AutoCAD 2007 on new versions of Windows 10 you can run into lots of problems. Because there are so many issues, we created an App called the Longbow Converter to automatically smooth over installation and running issues for you.

All you need to do is follow these steps to install your AutoCAD 2007 on Windows 10 and make it work…

How to install AutoCAD 2007 

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Insert your AutoCAD 2007 CD into your CDRom drive
    2. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    3. Using the “…” button, path the to your AutoCAD 2007 CD
    4. Click “Run Old Installer
      1. Read and follow all the prompts
      2. Once the AutoCAD 2007 setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. 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” button
    2. When you arrive at the installation folder path setup dialog, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acad2007 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD 2007)**.
    3. Once AutoCAD has installed, completely close setup
    4. Now go back to the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  4. Finally, reboot your PC and run your AutoCAD as normal
    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…”
Installing AutoCAD 2007 Sp1

To install the sp for your AutoCAD…
  1. Download the AutoCAD 2007 Sp1
  2. Copy the autocad2007sp1.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 you can run the autocad2007sp1.exe from Windows explorer and install normally.
  5. Next install sp2 just below…
Installing AutoCAD 2007 Sp2
To install the sp for your AutoCAD…
  1. Download the AutoCAD 2007 Sp2
  2. Copy the autocad2007sp2.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 you can run the autocad2007sp2.exe from Windows explorer and install normally.

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

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Installing Terrain Navigator Pro on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

While attempting to install MapTech’s Terrain Navigator Professional on 64bit Windows 7, 8 or 10 you receive this error…

Windows 16bit setup error - This app can't run on your PC

Windows 16bit setup error – This app can’t run on your PC

You can solve the problem with our Longbow Reviver solution

How to install Terrain Navigator Pro

  1. First you need to purchase the Longbow Reviver here – sorry, it’s not free 
  2. Insert your Terrain Navigator CD into your computer
  3. Next, start In the Reviver App
    1. Click on the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “. . .” button, pick the path to the CD
    3. Now click “Fix and Run Old installer”
      1. Follow the on screen prompts…
      2. BE PATIENT – Terrain Navigator Setup may take up to 90 minutes to start, when it does stop and read the next step
  4. Once the Terrain Navigator Pro setup starts up
    1. install as normal except when prompted for the installation path, don’t install to c:\Program Files\Maptech\Terrain Navigator Pro but instead install to
      c:\Maptech\Terrain Navigator Pro as shown below…
c:\Maptech\Terrain Navigator Pro as shown above
  • Once setup is complete, you can now happily run
    c:\Maptech\Terrain Navigator Pro\Terpro\terpro.exe

Troubleshooting

  1. If you still are running into issues, contact Longbow Support

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Installing Microsoft Office 2007 on Windows 10

Recently, I had problems installing Office 2007 on Windows 10 64bit… The issue was unexplained; Office 2007 setup simply “failed installing PowerPoint” and then just gave up without any error messages. So here’s what I did to solve it:

How to install Office 2007

  1. First step, purchase this tool, the Longbow Reviver here – sorry, it’s not free 🙁
  2. Insert the Microsoft Office CD into your computer
  3. Next, start In the Reviver App
    1. Click on the tab named “Old Program Reviver
    2. Using the “. . .” button, pick the path to the CD
    3. Select “Windows Vista” from the “Run As” dropdown
    4. Now click “Fix Old Program
  4. Once the Reviver tool has completed, run setup.exe from the Microsoft CD to install as normal

Troubleshooting

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Installing Adobe Photoshop CS and ImageReady CS on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10



This post solves all issues related to installing Adobe Photoshop CS and ImageReady CS on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 both 64bit and 32bit…


How to install Adobe Photoshop CS and ImageReady CS

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire
    Adobe Photoshop CS and ImageReady CS install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\PhotoshopCS
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool…
    1. Select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\PhotoshopCS\Photoshop folder
    3. Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK… (read the next step)
  4. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder…
    1. make sure you update the entry from .C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop CS to c:\Adobe\Photoshop CS
    2. Repeat – You *must* instal to
      c:\Adobe\Photoshop CS
  5. Now carry on with the install…
  6. Once Photoshop is installed…
    1. quit the Adobe setup and go back to the Reviver tool
    2. Select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    3. using the “…” button pick the newly installed c:\Adobe\Photoshop CS folder and click Fix Old Program.
  7. Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop CS and ImageReady CS  on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit!

Troubleshooting:

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Installing Adobe Photoshop 5 LE on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

This post solves all issues related to installing Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Limited Edition on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 both 64bit and 32bit…

…including the Autoplay application where it simply does nothing…

Adobe Photoshop Autoplay options do nothing
Adobe Photoshop Autoplay options do nothing

and/or you are seeing a message appear when running 16bit setup.exe…

This app can't run on your PC. To find a version that runs with your PC check with the publisher
This app can’t run on your PC. To find a version that runs with your PC check with the publisher.

Installing your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Limited Edition on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

How to install Adobe Photoshop 5 Limited Edition

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Photoshop 5.0 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool…
    1. Select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5\PHOTOSLE folder
    3. Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK… (read the next step)
  4. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 to 90 minutes for your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Limited Edition setup.exe program to appear (be patient!)
    1. Once the Photoshop 5 setup application displays all in Blue, stop and read the next step…
  5. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, make sure you update the entry from .\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 LE (notice the dot at the beginning) to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 LE 
  6. Now carry on with the install…
    1. Ignore any errors related to not being able to “…create the folder ‘Adobe Photoshop 5′”, you will have to manually create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 LE\photosle.exe by hand.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Once Photoshop is installed
    1. quit the Adobe setup and go back to the Reviver tool
    2. Select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    3. using the “…” button pick the newly installed c:\Adobe folder and click Fix Old Program.
  8. Finally, create a shortcut on your Desktop which points to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0\photosle.exe
  9. Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit!


Troubleshooting:

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Installing AutoCAD Map 2000i on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

AutoCAD Map 2000i users are very used to the software package and cannot do without it. With the latest hardware and required move to new Windows versions, you will run into multiple problems trying to get your AutoCAD running again.

How to install AutoCAD Map 2000i

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start In the Converter App and note the user interface
  3. Insert your AutoCAD CD into your computer
  4. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “” button pick your AutoCAD CD
    3. Click “Run Old Installer” and follow the Converter’s instructions.
    4. Once the AutoCAD Map 2000i setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  5. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acad2000i (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Map 2000i as usually prompted by default)**
  6. Once installed
    1. do not reboot if prompted to do so.
    2. Fully close the AutoCAD setup application
    3. Finally, let the Converter App finish processing
  7. Now, you can happily run your AutoCAD 2000i on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!

Installing the ER Mapper Imagery Plugin for AutoCAD 2000i

If you are having problems installing the
ER Mapper Imagery Plugin for AutoCAD 2000i, try this…

  1. Start In the Converter App again\
  2. Select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    1. Using the “…” button pick the folder where your ACAD2000_ECW_Plugin exe is
    2. Now hit “Fix Old Program
    3. Once the Converter app is complete, run the
      ACAD2000_ECW_Plugin exe as normal

Troubleshooting  

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Why run 32bit AutoCAD on 64bit Windows


AutoCAD R13 | AutoCAD R14 | AutoCAD 2000 | AutoCAD 2000i |AutoCAD 2002 | AutoCAD 2004 | AutoCAD 2005 | AutoCAD 2006 | AutoCAD 2007

Users of these really old AutoCAD versions have literally been using them for over a century, and because of that fact moving to a new version of AutoCAD is extremely disruptive for them. Being able to run these on new versions of Windows is priceless.

AutoCAD installation error messages (Solved)
  • Wrong OS. AutoCAD supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 5.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98
  • This app cannot run on your PC

These setup issues are completely solved by using our Longbow Converter solution.

Significant 3rd Party ObjectARX, VBA, VB6 investment

Some users can also run into issues where they have significant investments in 3rd party ObjectARX, LISP, VBA or VB6 applications that only run on their existing version of AutoCAD.

Our Longbow Converter solution allows them to be installed alongside these old versions of AutoCAD once again.



AutoCAD 2008 | AutoCAD 2009 | AutoCAD 2010 | AutoCAD 2011 |AutoCAD 2012 | AutoCAD 2013 | AutoCAD 2014 | AutoCAD 2015 | AutoCAD 2016 | AutoCAD 2017 | AutoCAD 2018 | AutoCAD 2019


AutoCAD installation error messages (Solved)

Users of these versions of AutoCAD are generally restricted from installing their AutoCAD with messages like

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

Solved by using our Longbow Converter solution.

Slow VBA Performance

Other users are impacted by severe performance issues when running their VBA code on 64bit AutoCAD. You may not even be able to run your VBA code on 64bit AutoCAD. This is because AutoCAD VBA runs in a completely separate executable (exe), away from AutoCAD on 64bit Windows, making it almost 1200 times slower than AutoCAD VBA running 32bit AutoCAD. Installing 32bit AutoCAD solves the problem and restores performance.

Solved by using our Longbow Converter solution.

Significant 3rd Party ObjectARX, LISP, VBA, VB6 investment

Some users can also run into issues where they have significant investments in 3rd party ObjectARX, VBA or VB6 applications that only run on their existing 32bit version of AutoCAD.

3rd party extensions like

  • Bentley Road, Bentley Inroads, Site Design, Bentley MX, Bentley WaterCAD, ProSteel 3D 
  • Microvellum Cabinet Maker, Smartlister, Vitruvian Built, SmartMachining, CGSurvey
  • Stabiplan’s StabiCAD and StabiBase, AutoStage Pro, EBOM Electrical, ER Mapper,
  • Softdesk AEC, Softdesk Building Systems, Softdesk Civil/Survey,  GE XA21 DBF
  • YFCAD InteriCAD 6000 7000 T5, CADCode/ACAM, Accubid CADLive, Keytrix, AutoTURN
  • Tyco Sprinkcad, SurveyMBS, Flairbase Amine, AutoNest, Easy Hatch, ProCAD, Mitek WoodEngine,
  • 20-20 CAP Studio, 20-20 SymbolSource for Allsteel, BlueCielo InnoCielo Meridian
  • CADKON, C & G Surveying software for AutoCAD, PAMCAD, FastrackCAD, EDMWire
  • GlobalCad Toolbox LT, ELCOVISION, APS for Architecture, Carson Survey, 3DConstructor
  • Mensch und Maschine, Basepoint, Softech PLM and RMData AutoCAD based products  
  • Mentor Graphics VeSys, faciliCAD, BOSS RiverCAD Pro, AutoCAD OEM, SOFiCAD (all SOFiSTiK AutoCAD plugins), and more!

Solved by using our Longbow Converter solution.

Make CAP Studio 20-20 work on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

As a CAP Studio user, you need AutoCAD installed… But when you try installing AutoCAD you get one of these error messages…

  • This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD
  • 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. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows

Here’s how to get around those errors

How to install AutoCAD for use with CAP Studio 20-20

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start In the Converter App and note the user interface
  3. Select the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    1. Using the “. . .” button, selection your AutoCAD CD
    2. Next, click the “Convert button and follow instructions
  4. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Simply install as normal, remembering to…
      1. Close the setup program when finished.
  5. Once AutoCAD is installed, close the Converter app
    1. At this point AutoCAD will now run as normal!

Now that AutoCAD is installed, install CAP Studio…

  1. Insert your CAP Studio installation media and pick install as normal.
    • NOTE: The sentinel software may inform you that it failed to install, if it does, it will ask if you still want to carry on with the installation, simply pick Yes and let it install – it should work fine.
    • Once CAP Studio installs…
      • run AutoCAD as normal
      • Once AutoCAD has started up, type ‘CAP‘ at the AutoCAD commandline
      • Notice CAP Studio is now running perfectly on Windows 64bit inside of AutoCAD 32bit!

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Installing AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 6 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

How to install AutoCAD MDT 6 on Windows

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

I recommend that you follow these steps precisely so to eliminate the risk of something going wrong with the install… 

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Insert your MDT 6 CD into your computer
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver”
    2. Using the “. . .” button, pick your MDT 6 CD
      1. Now click the “Run Old Installer” button
      2. Next, just follow the Converter’s instructions.
    3. Once the MDT 6 setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\mdt2002 (not Program Files (x86)\Mechanical Desktop 6 as usually prompted by default)**
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool
    1. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
    2. Using the ‘. . .’ button, pick the newly installed c:\mdt2000i folder and click “Fix Old Program“.
  6. Now, you can happily run your MDT 5 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Troubleshooting:   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 2018 (c) Longbow Software

Installing old versions of AutoCAD on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Old versions of AutoCAD were not designed to run in newer versions of Windows and you will find that installing them the normal way yields lots of issues or even failure to install at all.

The Longbow Converter app allows old versions of AutoCAD to be installed on new versions of Windows, removing all known compatibility issues automatically for you.

Instructions for installing old versions of AutoCAD on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Versions

  • AutoCAD 2008   AutoCAD 2009   AutoCAD 2010   AutoCAD 2011   AutoCAD 2012   AutoCAD 2013
  • AutoCAD 2014   AutoCAD 2015   AutoCAD 2016   AutoCAD 2017
  • 32bit or 64bit
  1. Make sure all previous installed versions of AutoCAD are uninstalled first.
  2. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  3. Start the Converter tool
    1. Pick the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    2. If your AutoCAD is 64bit
      1. Using your mouse, right click the tab text “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter” so that it changes to “AutoCAD 64bit Installer Converter
    3. Next, using the “…” button, select your AutoCAD installation CD and follow the instructions presented by the Converter tool user interface
  4. Once you have completed the AutoCAD installation process…
    1. close the setup program then go back to the Converter app again
    2. This time, select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
      1. Using the “…” button, pick the folder where your AutoCAD was just installed (for 64bit in c:\Program Files and for 32bit in c:\Program Files (x86)
      2. then click “Fix Old Program
  5. Install any service packs for your AutoCAD
  6. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Troubleshooting

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Installing WordPerfect 6 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are having problems installing your WordPerfect 6 on your new PC, like you are unable to run the setup.exe as shown below, then read on…

Windows 16bit setup error - This app can't run on your PC

Windows 16bit setup error – This app can’t run on your PC

Unfortunately, WordPerfect 6 is a pure 16bit application which means that it cannot be run on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. However, it can only run on *32bit* Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 using the Longbow Reviver app.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire WordPerfect 6 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\WordPerfect6
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool
    1. select the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver
    2. then using the ‘…’ button pick the  c:\InstallCDs\WordPerfect6\INSTPROG folder
    3. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer’ button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
    5. Install as normal
    6. Close setup – Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  4. Now WordPerfect 6 is installed
    1. Now go back to the Longbow Reviver app…
    2. select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    3. using the ‘…’ button pick the newly installed c:\WPWIN60 folder
    4. Set the Run As dropdown to Windows 95
    5. next, click ‘Fix Old Program’
      1. Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  5. Now you can happily run your WordPerfect 6 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit (sorry, but not  64bit!)

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