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:
 

How to install AutoCAD LT 2002 

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Insert your AutoCAD CD into your CDRom drive
    2. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    3. Using the “…” button, path the to your AutoCAD CD
    4. Click “Run Old Installer
      1. Read and follow all the prompts
      2. Once the AutoCAD setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. 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)**
    1. IMPORTANT NOTE: For AutoCAD 2002 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

      You must change the default AutoCAD LT 2002 Install path
  4. Once installed
    1. Once installed
      1. Do not reboot if asked to do so
      2. Make sure to fully close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      3. Back in the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab.
  5. Now run your AutoCAD LT 2002 and completely register as normal. Once registered, exit AutoCAD and continue to the next step.
  6. Next, obtain the AutoCAD LT 2002 sp1 from here unzip and save to c:\Autodesk\spdo not install yet
  7. 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
  8. Go back into the Converter
    1. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
    2. Using the “. . .” button, select the c:\Autodesk\sp folder
    3. click “Fix Old Program“.
  9. Now Install the LT 2002 sp1 by running c:\Autodesk\sp\acad2002LTsp1.exe
    1. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you get a 114 error, contact Longbow Software Support to get them to fix it for you.
  10. Next, 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. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you get a 114 error, contact Longbow Software Support to get them to fix it for you.
  11. Finally, reboot your PC and run AutoCAD as normal.

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 LT 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 LT 2000 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. Before starting, we recommend turning off Windows UAC before installing AutoCAD LT 2000
  3. 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
  4. 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…
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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

Follow these instructions to solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD LT 2006 on newer versions of 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

How to install AutoCAD LT 2006

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Insert your AutoCAD LT 2006 CD into your CDRom drive
    2. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    3. Using the “…” button, path the to your AutoCAD 2006 CD
    4. Click “Run Old Installer
      1. Read and follow all the prompts
      2. Once the AutoCAD LT 2006 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:\acadlt2006 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2006)**.
  4. Now simply 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 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 2018 (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
Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing AutoCAD 2007 LT on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Follow these instructions to solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD LT 2007 on newer versions of 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

How to install AutoCAD LT 2007 

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Insert your AutoCAD LT 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 LT 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:\acadlt2007 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2007)**.
  4. Now simply 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 LT Sp1
To install the sp for your AutoCAD…
  1. Download the AutoCAD 2007 LT Sp1
  2. Copy the autocadlt2007sp1.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 autocadlt2007sp1.exe from Windows explorer and install normally.
  5. Next install sp2 just below…
Installing AutoCAD 2007 LT Sp2
To install the sp for your AutoCAD…
  1. Download the AutoCAD 2007 LT Sp2
  2. Copy the autocadlt2007sp2.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 autocadlt2007sp2.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

Copyright 2018 (c) Longbow Software

 

Installing AutoCAD for Windows 95 (LT95) on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

AutoCAD for Windows 95 (LT95) 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 LT95 gives an error like this one…

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

“This app can’t run on your PC”

or this one…

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

…all is not lost…

How to install AutoCAD LT95

Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here, you will need minimum version 7.16.

  1. Using Windows Explorer
    1. copy all of your AutoCAD LT95 disks to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\acadLT95 (Each disk should be in a numbered sub-folder off c:\Autodesk\acadLT95 e.g. c:\Autodesk\acadLT95\1
  2. Once you have copied all the disks, start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. pick the c:\Autodesk\acadLT95\1 folder (disk 1)
    3. Next click “Run Old Installer“.
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing 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 LT95 setup.exe program to appear. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. 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:\acadLT95 (not the Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT as usually prompted)**
    1. If prompted, do not reboot once the installation has completed
  4. 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:\acadLT95 folder and click “Fix Old Program“.
    4. Once the Converter has completed with “Success!”, close the Converter app, reboot your PC!
  5. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD for Windows 95 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8 32bit or 64bit. Simply navigate to c:\acadLT95 using Windows Explorer, and double click aclt.exe.
Troubleshooting:

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AutoCAD File->Save or File->Open Crash…

If are experiencing crashing problems using the File->Open or File->Save dialog inside of AutoCAD (or any other Autodesk product), there are a few items that can cause this:

  1. New HP Machine If you have recently purchased a new HP computer or you have an HP computer for which you have recently carried out an HP update on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1…Check if you have any of these applications installed:
    • HP Trust Center
    • HP Client Security Manager

      If so, uninstall them and reboot. We recommend you find an alternative as they cause this issue.

  2. For AutoCAD versions >= 2008, you can try disabling the InfoCenter toolbar at the top right of AutoCAD.
    1. If you know LISP, this code will work for all versions of AutoCAD 2008 or higher
      1. add this code to the end of your acad.lsp (vl-registry-write (strcat “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\” (vlax-product-key)”\\Applications\\InfoCenterAcConn”) “LOADCTRLS” 0)
    2. If you do not know LISP
      1. Start Regedit.exe
      2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\AutoCAD\<Release.Number>\ACAD-<VerticalCode>:<LanguageCode>\Applications\InfoCenterAcConn 
      3. Set the LoadCtrls value to 0
      4. To turn it back on, simply set LoadCtrls value to 76
  3. Remove all USB devices – older versions of AutoCAD don’t understand what a Samsung Phone is, and this can cause crashes.
  4. If you have been opening DWG files from your USB drive, try re-connecting the drive…
  5. The latest Windows Operating systems (Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1) correctly use strict permission settings for your personal files (Documents folder etc). The problem is that your older version of AutoCAD does not understand these new permission settings, and this can cause AutoCAD to crash. As a quick test, copy the DWG files that always crash when you save to a USB drive, then create a new folder called c:\MyDwgs, now copy the files from your USB to the c:\MyDwgs folder. Finally, try AutoCAD with the DWG files in c:\MyDwgs – is AutoCAD working now? If so, you can either leave your DWG files in that folder, or you’ll need to relax the permissions on your DWG folder to allow access to AutoCAD.
  6. MSN Plugin – if you see MSN as an entry in your Windows Explorer, uninstall MSN – AutoCAD doesn’t like this.
  7. For versions of AutoCAD >= 2000i here’s a quick fix to bypass the problem (although hard to remember each time) – on starting AutoCAD, type “Options” at the command line, select the ‘Files’ tab, click ‘Browse’, then simply click cancel. Now cancel out of the Options dialog altogether. Try your File->Open… Does it work? If so, you should now be good until the next time you start AutoCAD.
  8. If you have a non-HP machine that is giving you this issue or (2) didn’t work for you, please record below in the comments section:
    1. What computer make you are running
    2. What specific Windows version you are running
    3. What exact version of AutoCAD you are running (e.g. AutoCAD Architecture 2008 32bit)
    4. What AutoCAD service packs (if any) you have applied
    5. What anti-virus software you are running. We’ll see if we can solve this for you…
  9. Check out this page Interactions with the AutoCAD Ribbon crashes AutoCAD on Windows 10
  10. If all this fails, you can of course set FILEDIA = 0 at the command line to turn off the File Dialog User Interface
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Installing Softdesk 8 for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

NOTE: We have had the best success installing this product using our Converter solution on Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing your Softdesk 8 for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

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. First, obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Install your AutoCAD R14 by carefully following the steps detailed here
  3. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Softdesk CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\softdesk
  4. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\softdesk 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 Softdesk setup.exe program to appear. Once the setup starts, install as normal (simply accept all defaults).
  5. Next we need to initialize Softdesk on startup, so depending on what works best for you – either
    1. Start your AutoCAD R14 by running c:\acadR14\acad.exe. Once AutoCAD starts up fully, simply type preferences at the command line, select the Profiles tab, double click the Softdesk profile and make it the Current Profile. Finally, OK out of the preferences dialog.
    2. Another way to intialize Softdesk on startup is to create a Desktop shortcut to c:\acadR14\acad.exe – make sure the shortcut
      1. Target: is set to C:\acadR14\acad.exe /c c:\sdsk\programs /p “softdesk 8” 
      2. Working Directory: is set to C:\acadR14
  6. Now you can happily run your Softdesk tools inside of AutoCAD R14 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit

Troubleshooting

If your setup is not starting after 45 minutes, try rebooting, then restart the steps above.

  • If it is still failing, most likely it’s because of another application on your system which is preventing our setup routine from starting (perhaps anti-virus, or similar) – try installing from Windows Safe Mode
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Installing AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop Release 2 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

NOTE: We have had the best success installing this product using our Converter solution on Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing your Mechanical Desktop R2 (built on AutoCAD R14.01) on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

Instructions on installing Autodesk Mechanical 3 can be found here…

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 Mechanical Desktop Release 2.0 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\mdtR14
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\mdtR14 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 Mechanical Desktop 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, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\mdtR14 (not .\Mechanical as usually prompted)**
  5. Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete) Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut, you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\mdtR14\acad.exe by hand. You will also be prompted that Adobe reader needs to be installed – when you press OK, expect to wait at least 45 minutes for the Adobe setup.exe program to appear install as normal accepting all defaults this time.
    1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so…
  6. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\mdtR14 folder and click Fix.
  7. Now you are ready to run AutoCAD, simply run c:\mdtR14\acad.exe using Windows Explorer.
  8. You will notice that you are running raw AutoCAD, to enable your Mechanical Desktop features, carry out these next steps…
    1. At the AutoCAD Command line, type the command ‘Preferences’, add new Support path folders c:\mdtR14\acadm and then also c:\mdtR14\acadm\support, now click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’ out of the dialog.
    2. Next, restart AutoCAD.
    3. When you are back in AutoCAD, type ‘Menuload’ at the command line, click browse, then navigate to C:\mdtR14\acadm\support, change the file filter at the bottom to *.mnu, then open acadm.mnu, finally click Load, then pick Close.
    4. Now restart AutoCAD
  9. Now you can happily run your Mechanical Desktop Release 2.0 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit
Troubleshooting:
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Installing AutoCAD LT97 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

AutoCAD LT97 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 LT97 gives an error like this one…

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

“This app can’t run on your PC”

or this one…

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

…all is not lost…

How to install AutoCAD LT97

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start In the Converter App
  3. Insert your AutoCAD LT97 CD into your CDRom drive…
    1. Select the 2nd tab titled “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “. . .” button, select your AutoCAD LT97 installation CD
    3. Next, click the “Run Old Installer” button and follow the instructions
    4. Please be patient as the Converter starts your AutoCAD LT97 Setup…. expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD LT97 setup.exe program to appear.
      1. 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 installation folder input – **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acadLT97 (not .\AutoCAD LT97 as usually prompted)**
    2. Now carry on with the install…
    3. Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut Cannot create folder “AutoCAD LT 97” you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\acadLT97\aclt.exe by hand.
    4. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool…
    1. select the 3rd tab – “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
    2. Using the “. . .” button, select the newly installed c:\acadLT97 folder
    3. Once you have selected the c:\acadLT97 folder simply click the “Fix Old Program” button.
    4. Once the Converter has completed with “Success!”, close the Converter app, reboot your PC!
  6. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT97! Simply use Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\acadLT97 and double click aclt.exe.

Troubleshooting

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Installing AutoCAD LT98 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

AutoCAD LT98 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 LT98 gives an error like this one…

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

“This app can’t run on your PC”

or this one…

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

…all is not lost…

How to install AutoCAD LT98

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start In the Converter App
  3. Insert your AutoCAD LT98 CD into your CDRom drive…
    1. Select the 2nd tab titled “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “. . .” button, select your AutoCAD LT98 installation CD
    3. Next, click the “Run Old Installer” button and follow the instructions
    4. Please be patient as the Converter starts your AutoCAD LT98 Setup…. expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD LT98 setup.exe program to appear.
      1. 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 installation folder input – **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acadLT98 (not .\AutoCAD LT98 as usually prompted)**
    2. Now carry on with the install…
    3. Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut Cannot create folder “AutoCAD LT 98” you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\acadLT98\aclt.exe by hand.
    4. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool…
    1. select the 3rd tab – “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
    2. Using the “. . .” button, select the newly installed c:\acadLT98 folder
    3. Once you have selected the c:\acadLT98 folder simply click the “Fix Old Program” button.
    4. Once the Converter has completed with “Success!”, close the Converter app, reboot your PC!
  6. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT98! Simply use Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\acadLT98 and double click aclt.exe.
Troubleshooting:

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