Installing AutoCAD 2005 LT on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing AutoCAD 2005 LT on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 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 (we recommend the latest version for LT 2005)
  2. Copy your AutoCAD 2005 LT CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\acadlt2005 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. pick the c:\Autodesk\acadlt2005 folder
    3. click Run.
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
      2. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. In your LT 2005 setup program…
    1. If you see a dialog titled “64-bit .NET Unavailable” – simply ignore it and click OK
    2. Now, 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:\acadlt2005 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2005**
    3. If you see an error in install “.NET Runtime Optimization Service has stopped working” – simply ignore by clicking the “Close Program” button
  5. Once installed
    1. go back to the Converter tool
    2. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
    3. pick the newly installed c:\acadlt2005 folder
    4. click Fix.
  6. Now you can run your AutoCAD LT 2005, but it’s a good idea to install the latest service packs.
    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…
Installing AutoCAD 2005 LT Sp1
  1. Download the AutoCAD 2005 LT Sp1 (locked) from our good friends at CADStudio (as Autodesk no longer post older sp’s)
  2. Copy the ACLT2005sp1SWL.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 ACLT2005sp1SWL.exe from Windows explorer
  5. NOTE: If your AutoCAD fails to start, you may now need to again re-run the Converter process from step (6) above
Troubleshooting:

– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation 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 Land Desktop 3 (LDT 2002) on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing Land Desktop 3 (LDT 2002) on 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. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire LDT 3 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 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, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\ldt2002 (not Program Files (x86)\Autodesk Land Desktop 3 as usually prompted by default)**
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\ldt2002 folder and click Fix.
  6. Now you can happily run your LDT 2002 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Installing LDT 3 Service Packs

You must first install sp1, followed by sp2…

LDT 3 sp1 – software lock/unlocked with html documentation

LDT 3 sp2 – software lock/unlocked with html documentation 

  1. Unzip the sp1 into a folder called c:\Autodesk\LDT3 sp1
  2. Next, start the Converter, select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” select the c:\Autodesk\LDT3 sp1 folder, then click Fix.
    1. If asked if this is a service pack by the Converter tool, say yes.
  3. Now run the sp1 as you need from Windows Explorer.
  4. Repeat for sp2

Installing Civil Design 3

Using the Longbow Converter solution, you can also install the Civil Design add-on to LDT 3.

  1. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Civil Design 3 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Civil Design 3 
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Civil Design 3 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal
  4. Now your Civil Design 3 is up and running with LDT.

Installing Survey 3

Using the Longbow Converter solution, you can also install the Survey add-on to LDT 3.

  1. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Survey 3 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Survey 3 
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Survey 3 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal
  4. Now your Survey 3 is up and running with LDT.

Installing Raster Design 3

Using the Longbow Converter solution, you can also install the Raster Design add-on to LDT 3.

  1. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Survey 3 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Raster Design 3 
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Raster Design 3 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal
  4. Now your Raster Design 3 is up and running with LDT.

Troubleshooting:

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Installing Mechanical Desktop 6 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing Mechanical Desktop 6 (MDT 2002) 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.

Before starting, 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 Converter here
  2. Copy your Mechanical Desktop 6 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\mdt2002 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\mdt2002 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, 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 6**
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\mdt2002 folder and click Fix.
  6. Now you can happily run your Mechanical Desktop 6.
Troubleshooting:
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Installing Inventor 2008 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

If you have tried installing Inventor 2008 on Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows 8, most likely you will have found that either opening a model (File->Open menu) or creating one (File->New menu) crashes Inventor 2008 straight away, making it completely useless…

Installing a working copy of Inventor 2008 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. Backup your Inventor 2008 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\Inventor2008 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\Inventor2008 folder.
  4. The Converter will say that the media is not fully supported; simply click the Tools->Manual MSI Correction menu option
  5. Now install your Inventor 2008 media from c:\Autodesk\Inventor2008 as normal, once installed, do not start Inventor yet.
  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)\Inventor 2008 folder, then click “Fix Old Program
  7. Download and install Inventor 2008 sp1 – do not run Inventor.
  8. Download and install Inventor 2008 sp2 – do not run Inventor.
  9. Download and install Inventor 2008 sp3 – do not run Inventor.
  10. Reboot
  11. Now you can happily run your Inventor 2008 on Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

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 please read this blog entry on the File->Open or File->Save Crash in Autodesk Products

Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing AutoCAD LT 2002 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

If you are a seasoned AutoCAD LT 2002 user, no doubt you will at some point have run into the famous GEDIT 3 error and been very frustrated with it. That error occurs because of certain video card drivers and/or certain types of anti-virus software setups.

On Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8, the GEDIT 3 error is even more prominent because of all the new security features that are inside of Windows 7 and 8. The good news is that it’s totally possible to eradicate the GEDIT 3 error by follow the instructions below:

Installing AutoCAD LT 2002 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. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire AutoCAD LT 2002 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadlt2002 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Pick the c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadlt2002 folder where you just copied the LT 2002 CD
    3. Click the “Run Old Installer” button.
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
      2. Once the 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:\acadlt2002 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2002 as usually prompted by default)** e.g
    You must change the default AutoCAD LT 2002 Install path

    You must change the default AutoCAD LT 2002 Install path to c:\acadlt2002

    1. IMPORTANT NOTE: You may find that entering the path C:\acadlt2002 may not take (a bug in the AutoCAD 2002 installer). In that case, you will need to select the installation folder C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2002 in step (5) below
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once installed
    1. Go back to the Converter tool
    2. Select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    3. Pick the newly installed c:\acadlt2002 folder
    4. Click “Fix Old Program“.
  6. Now run your AutoCAD LT 2002 and completely register as normal. Once registered, exit AutoCAD and continue to the next step.
  7. Next, obtain the AutoCAD LT 2002 sp1 from here and save to c:\Autodesk\spdo not install yet
  8. Next, obtain the AutoCAD LT 2002 sp2 from here (or AutoCAD LT 2002 sp2 locked version from here) and save to c:\Autodesk\sp do not install yet
  9. Go back into the Converter, select the 3rd tab, select the c:\Autodesk\sp folder and click Fix.
  10. Install the LT 2002 sp1 by running c:\Autodesk\sp\acad2002LTsp1.exe
    1. If you get a 114 error, you may already have an sp1 enabled product so try the next step
  11. Install the LT 2002 sp2 by running either the unlocked c:\Autodesk\sp\acltk044-k047unl.exe or the locked c:\Autodesk\sp\acltk044-k047swl.exe
    1. If you get a 114 error, read the Troubleshooting section below.
  12. Now, if you can’t get the sp2 to install it’s most likely because your version of AutoCAD 2002 LT is either the locked version and you downloaded the unlocked sp2 or it’s an unlocked version and you downloaded the locked sp2 – go back to (7) and try again.
  13. Now, you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2002 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Troubleshooting:
  • If you cannot install your AutoCAD LT 2002 Service Packs because of an error “114: Autocad LT 2002 update was not applied” – rather than try and solve this issue, the easiest solution is:
    1. To go back to your old Windows XP machine and make sure that all of the sp’s are installed on your old Windows XP machine’s installation of AutoCAD LT 2002
    2. Next, simply copy all of the AutoCAD LT 2002 program files and folders from your old Windows XP machine to a USB drive – copy the “contents” of C:\Program Files\AutoCAD LT 2002
    3. Now transfer the USB to your new machine and copy the files that were on your old Windows XP machine’s C:\Program Files\AutoCAD LT 2002 folder into your newly installed c:\acadlt2002 folder – you should see a question if you should overwrite all files, say YES
  • 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 AutoCAD LT 2000i on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing AutoCAD LT 2000i 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.

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. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire AutoCAD LT 2000i CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\acadlt2000i 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\acadlt2000i 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, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to acadlt2000i (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2000i as usually prompted by default)**
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\acadlt2000i folder and click Fix.
  6. Now, you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2000i on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Installing the AutoCAD LT 2000i sp2 service pack
 
  1. download the locked AutoCAD LT 2000i sp2 from here or download the unlocked AutoCAD 2000i LT sp2 from here
  2. Next, unzip and save the service pack file to c:\Autodesk\sp – do not install yet
  3. Go back into the Converter, select the 3rd tab, select the c:\Autodesk\sp folder and click Fix.
  4. Install the LT 2000i sp2 by running either the c:\Autodesk\sp\u090_u181p.exe for unlocked or c:\Autodesk\sp\u090_u181p_swl.exe for locked
  5. Once your sp is installed, start the Longbow Converter tool again; we are going to repeat some of the steps from the original installation before. Select the 2nd tab, pick the copy of your AutoCAD LT 2000i CD on your hard drive which last time was in c:\Autodesk\acadlt2000i folder, now select the 3rd tab, select the install folder c:\acadlt2000i now click Fix.
  6. Now, you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2000i with sp2 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Troubleshooting:

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Installing AutoCAD LT 2000 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Most current AutoCAD 2000 users are very used to the software package and cannot do without it. With the latest hardware and required move to new Windows versions, trying to install your AutoCAD ADT gives an error like this one…

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

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

Or maybe this error…

Setup Halted System requirements error Wrong OS, AutoCAD supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 5.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98

Error while trying to install AutoCAD LT 2000 on newer versions of Windows

…all is not lost, just read on…

Installing AutoCAD 2000 LT 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.

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 Converter here
  2. Using Windows Explorer you need to make a copy of your original LT 2000 installation CD…
    1. Copy your entire AutoCAD LT 2000 CD to your hard drive, specifically to a folder path named c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadlt2000
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool…
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. pick the newly copied c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadlt2000 folder
    3. click the “Run Old Installer” button…
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before clicking “OK”.
      2. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD LT 2000 setup.exe program to fully appear. Once the 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 path input – **it’s vitally important to make sure you install your LT 2000 program files to c:\acadlt2000 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2000 as usually prompted)**
    1. Towards the end of the installation an error will appear like “Cannot create folder Autocad LT 2000” – simply click OK and ignore this message, you will need to create a shortcut on your Desktop to c:\acadlt2000\aclt.exe by hand once the installation is finished.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once you have fully closed your LT 2000 setup program…
    1. go back to the Converter tool
    2. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    3. pick the newly installed c:\acadlt2000 folder and then click the “Fix Old Program” button.
  6. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2000 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!
Troubleshooting:
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Installing AutoCAD 2006 LT on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing AutoCAD 2006 LT 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. Make sure AutoCAD is uninstalled first
  2. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, pick your AutoCAD LT 2006 CD and follow the instructions…
  4. In the AutoCAD 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:\acadlt2006 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD 2006 LT)**.
  5. Once installed, make sure you fully close the AutoCAD setup program (because the Converter is waiting for the setup program to close) then go back to the Converter tool
    1. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. pick the newly installed c:\acadlt2006 folder
    3. then click “Fix Old Program“.
  6. At this point, you should be able to happily run your AutoCAD 2006 on Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 both 32bit and 64bit but if you still have problems, we recommend that you install the Service Packs as described just below.

Installing AutoCAD LT 2006 Service Pack 1

  1. English Users, Download your English AutoCAD LT 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 AutoCADLT2006lockedSP1.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 AutoCADLT2006lockedSP1.exe from Windows explorer to install.
  5. Once completed, now run your AutoCAD!

Troubleshooting:

– If you see a warning dialog when you run AutoCAD saying “This program has known compatibility issues”, simply click “Don’t show this message again” and then click “Run the Program…

– 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 2017 (c) Longbow Software

Installing AutoCAD R13 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing your AutoCAD R13 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.

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 Converter here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire AutoCAD R13 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\acadR13
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\acadR13 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD R13 setup.exe program to appear. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal
  5. Now carry on with the install… Ignore any errors
  6. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\R13 folder and click Fix.
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD R13 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit
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
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