Installing 64bit AutoCAD LT 2013 on Windows 10 64bit

Your 64bit AutoCAD LT 2013 was never designed to run in Windows 10 (this version of Windows is newer than AutoCAD LT 2013). In order for your AutoCAD LT 2013 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 […]

Using the Longbow Converter to install your AutoCAD

The Longbow Converter App is a tool that allows old versions of AutoCAD to be installed on Windows 10 and Windows 11. To do this, the process is split into two parts… Convert the installation media and install AutoCAD Once installed, convert the AutoCAD program files so they run as normal There many versions of […]

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 decades and moving to a new version of AutoCAD is extremely disruptive for them. Being able to […]

Installing 64bit AutoCAD Civil 3d 2013 on Windows 10 64bit

Your 64bit AutoCAD Civil3d 2013 was never designed to run in Windows 10 (this version of Windows is newer than AutoCAD 2013). In order for your AutoCAD Civil3d 2013 to run as it did in previous versions of Windows, you need to follow these easy steps… Install 64bit AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Make sure all previous installed versions of AutoCAD […]

Installing 32bit AutoCAD Mechanical 2010 on Windows 7, 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 Mechanical® 2010” “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 Mechanical® 2010. It […]

Installing 32bit AutoCAD Mechanical 2009 on Windows 7, 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 Mechanical® 2009” “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 Mechanical® 2009. It […]

Visual Basic Applications run very slow in AutoCAD 64bit

If you use VBA inside of 32bit AutoCAD you will have noticed that it is around 1000x times slower when running the same VBA code inside of 64bit AutoCAD. This is because AutoCAD 64bit ships with the 32bit VBA DLL in a separate out-of-process executable rather than loading the VBA DLL inside of AutoCAD itself. […]

Interactions with the AutoCAD Ribbon crashes AutoCAD on Windows 10 (Solved)

Users complain of “autocad crashes when clicking anything” and “autocad crashing when using ribbon” It seems that a new Computers with the latest version of Windows 10 or computers that recently ran Windows Update for Windows 10 has caused Ribbon crashing issues with AutoCAD versions… AutoCAD 2012 AutoCAD 2013 AutoCAD 2014 AutoCAD 2015 AutoCAD starts up, […]

Installing 32bit AutoCAD Architecture 2013 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® Architecture® 2013” “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® 2013. It […]

Installing 32bit AutoCAD 2013 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD 2013 on newer versions of 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Some common issues are error messages like these… “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® 2013” “You cannot install this product on the current operating system” “You are attempting to use a 32-bit […]

Installing 32bit AutoCAD MEP 2013 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD MEP 2013 on newer versions of 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Some common issues are error messages like these… “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD MEP 2013” “You cannot install this product on the current operating system” “You are attempting to use […]

Installing 64bit AutoCAD 2013 on Windows 10 64bit

Your 64bit AutoCAD 2013 was not designed to run in Windows 10 (this version of Windows is newer than AutoCAD 2013). In order for your AutoCAD 2013 to run as it did in previous versions of Windows, you need to follow these easy steps… Install 64bit AutoCAD 2013 Make sure all previous installed versions of […]

Installing 64bit AutoCAD Architecture 2013 on Windows 10 64bit

Your 64bit AutoCAD Architecture 2013 (ADT 2013) was never designed to run in Windows 10 (this version of Windows is newer than AutoCAD 2013). In order for your AutoCAD Architecture 2013 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 […]

Installing 32bit AutoCAD LT 2013 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®” “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® 2013. It cannot […]

Upgrading your existing AutoCAD to Windows 10

So you have an old PC with a working copy of AutoCAD and you want to upgrade to Windows 10? STOP and read this whole blog first before you wipe your working PC… Autodesk License Activation for AutoCAD 2010 or older no longer available That’s right, Autodesk no longer support versions of AutoCAD 2010 or […]

Solving the AutoCAD Failed Installation, Aborted 1603 error

What is the 1603 Install Error The 1603 MSI installer error is a generic error code “A fatal error occurred during installation” on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Basically,  it’s not specific; anything could have gone wrong. Microsoft document this error and lots of possible ways to solve it here… You receive an […]