Installing AutoCAD 2000 on Windows 11

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 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 2000

…all is not lost, just read on…

How to install AutoCAD 2000

A quick word of advice: please follow the instructions below precisely as documented including using the same folder names and paths. This will significantly reduce the risk of having any problems…
  1. If you don’t yet have a copy of the Longbow Converter App you can purchase it here or click on the download link we sent you via email in order to download the Converter App to your PC.
  2. Before installing the Converter App, make sure the files downloaded from our site are not blocked by Windows SmartScreen… Windows 11 is finicky, click the TLC zip first to make sure it’s fully selected then Right+click the file and select Properties. Be sure to check the Unblock checkbox as shown below and Click OK…
  3. Double click the zip file to open it and install the TLC application as normal. By the way, TLC stands for The Longbow Converter
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool by double clicking the Longbow Converter shortcut on your Desktop… .
    1. Insert your AutoCAD 2000 CD
    2. Select the 2nd tab titled “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver” by clicking on it
    3. Next, using the ‘…’ button select your AutoCAD 2000 CD
    4. Next, click the “Run Old Installer” button and follow the onscreen instructions. If all is well a dialog will appear stating success, simply click OK to start your AutoCAD setup.
  5. For AutoCAD 2000, the Migration Wizard almost instantly pops up
    1. simply click “Install 2000” as normal.
    2. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD 2000 setup.exe program to fully appear – please be patient
    3. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step
  6. 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:\acad2000 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD 2000 as usually prompted)**  e.g.
    Setting AutoCAD 2000 custom install directory to c:\acad2000

    Setting AutoCAD 2000 custom install directory to c:\acad2000

     

    1. Once you have set the Destination Folder to c:\acad2000, install as normal by selecting the Typical install
      1. Ignore the error message that the shortcut cannot be created “Cannot create folder AutoCAD 2000“, you will need to create the program shortcut by hand once the installation is finished.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Once setup has completed…
    1. Make sure to fully close the setup program 
    2. Back in the Converter App…
      1. make sure it has completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab – it should display “SUCCESS” in green…
  8. Now Reboot your PC
  9. Your AutoCAD 2000 is ready to run as it is right now, simply use Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\acad2000 and double click acad.exe (if you want a shortcut on the Desktop you will have to manually create it) 

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Express Tools

If you rely on AutoCAD 2000 Express Tools or you are seeing “Missing Application: RTEXT” Proxy dialog when you are loading on a drawing, here are the instructions for installing Express Tools Volume 9 for AutoCAD 2000

Installing AutoCAD 2000 ObjectDBX Classes Object Enabler

  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 ObjectDBX Classes Object Enabler from here
  2. Unzip to folder path c:\Autodesk
  3. Start the Converter
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, pick the c:\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2000 – ObjectDBX Classes Object Enabler folder
    3. click ‘Run Old Installer
    4. Install as normal

Installing AutoCAD 2000 AEC Object Enabler 2.11

  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 AEC Object Enabler 2.11 from here
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\AutoCAD2000-AEC211
  3. Start the Converter
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, pick the c:\Autodesk\AutoCAD2000-AEC211 folder
    3. click ‘Run Old Installer
    4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Architectural Object Enabler 3.02

  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 Architectural Object Enabler 3.02 from here
  2. Unzip and install as normal

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 1

  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 sp1 from here
    1. Unzip the downloaded zip file to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  2. Start the Converter
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp1 folder
    3. click ‘Run Old Installer
    4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 2

  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 sp2 from here
  2. Unzip the downloaded zip file to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3.  
  4. Start the Converter
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp2 folder
    3. click ‘Run Old Installer
    4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal

Installing AutoCAD 2000 3D Graphics System Update 1

If you use 3D a lot in AutoCAD 2000, you should read on to install the 3DUpdate…

  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 3D Graphics System Update1 from here
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\update
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\update folder and click ‘Run’
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.

NOTE: Some users have found that the 3D Graphics System Update runs through the install as normal but doesn’t actually update the modules. If you suspect this is true, contact Longbow Software Support.

Troubleshooting

  • If your AutoCAD 2000 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 AutoCAD 2000 from Windows Safe Mode
  • If when you start AutoCAD, you see error messages about missing missing aclst15.dll or missing ACUTIL15.dll or missing ACDB15.dll or missing acge15.dll
    • In the Converter app Using the 3rd tab, pick your c:\acad2000 folder and click ‘Fix’. Then reboot…
    • If this doesn’t fix the problem, contact Longbow Software Support.
  • Plotting – if you are having plotting issues, either
  • If you see Proxy Warning Dialogs when you open a DWG using AutoCAD 2000, you need to install the service packs as described above.
  • If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft
  • Issues with Calcomp Digitizer – Calcomp Digitizer not working

     

  • If you still see the error “Wrong OS, AutoCAD supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 5.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98” even after converting
    • Copy the AutoCAD 2000 CD fresh to your computer, then start from step (1) again
    • If you still get the error, you need the latest version of the Longbow Converter tool
  • 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 R14 on Windows 11

As an existing AutoCAD R14 user, you most likely cannot do without your beloved AutoCAD R14. With the latest hardware and required move to new Windows versions, trying to install your AutoCAD R14 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

 “FATAL ERROR: HEAP ERROR”

or

MEM_BAD_POINTER

How to install AutoCAD R14

A quick word of advice: please follow the instructions below precisely as documented including using the same folder names and paths. This will significantly reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. If you don’t yet have a copy of the Longbow Converter App you can purchase it here or click on the download link we sent you via email in order to download the Converter App to your PC.
  2. Before installing the Converter App, make sure the files downloaded from our site are not blocked by Windows SmartScreen… Windows 11 is finicky, click the TLC zip first to make sure it’s fully selected then Right+click the file and select Properties. Be sure to check the Unblock checkbox as shown below and Click OK…
  1. Double click the zip file to open it and install the TLC application as normal. By the way, TLC stands for The Longbow Converter
  2. Once installed, start the Longbow Converter App…
    1. Now place your AutoCAD R14 CD in the CDRom Drive
    2. In the Converter App, select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    3. Using the “. . .” button, select your AutoCAD R14 installation CD
    4. Next, click the “Run Old Installer” button and follow the onscreen instructions. If all is well a dialog will appear stating success, simply click OK to start your AutoCAD setup
      1. Now I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 minutes for your AutoCAD R14 setup.exe program to appear, be patient – NOTE: do not continue with the install until reading the next step…
    5. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next steps all the way to the end! By the way, if your AutoCAD R14 setup does not start after 45 minutes, read the Troubleshooting section below.
  3. In the AutoCAD R14 setup program…
    1. navigate through each setup dialog as normal, with these exceptions…
      1. Make sure you do a Typical Install (not a Full Install)
      2. When you get to the installation folder input dialog **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acadR14 (not Program Files\AutoCAD R14 as usually prompted)**
You must change the install path to c:\acadR14
  1. Now carry on with the install
    1. Do not reboot once the install is complete
    2. Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut e.g. “Cannot Create folder ‘AutoCAD R14’“, you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\acadR14\acad.exe by hand.
    3. Again, do not reboot if prompted to do so
  2. Once your AutoCAD R14 setup has completed the installation…
    1. Make sure you fully close the setup program.
    2. Once the setup is closed the Converter will automatically fix the c:\acadr14 program files. You should see “Success!” displayed in the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    3. Now reboot your PC
  3. You can now run your AutoCAD R14, using Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\acadR14 and double click acad.exe

Troubleshooting

  1. If your AutoCAD R14 setup is not starting after 45 minutes…
    1. First try turning off UAC, rebooting, then restart the steps above.
    2. 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 R14 from Windows Safe Mode
  2. If you are getting either a Bad Mem Pointer error and or a Smartheap handler recursively re-entered error when you start your AutoCAD R14 then you need to re-run all the steps above, taking care to do each step precisely as it says, most likely you are missing from step 5 or you have not installed to c:\acadR14 as stated in step (7) above.
  3. When starting AutoCAD, if you receive an ‘acad.exe – System Error’ message: The program can’t start because ac1st15.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. If you carried out step (7) above, then try rebooting your PC
  4. If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft
  5. Issues with Calcomp Digitizer – Calcomp Digitizer not working
  6. If the setup displays an error message InstallError (IUO)               
    (X)  not enough space(IUO) try unplugging any External USB drives
  7. Plotting issues? If you get an error splwow64.exe “The application was unable to start correctly” with error “0xc0000005”
    1. Make sure your Anti-virus and/or Windows Firewall is not blocking splwow64.exe
    2. If the problem persists
      1. First, note that you need the latest version of the Converter App
      2. Start the Converter App
      3. Select the 3d tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” 
      4. Click the Tools Menu->Reduced Power Mode
      5. Using the “…” button, pick your acad.exe folder e.g. c:\acadr14
      6. Click “Fix Old Program” and follow prompts
  8. 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 32bit AutoCAD Land Desktop 2008 (LDT) on 64bit Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD LDT 2008 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® Land Desktop 2008”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD® Land Desktop 2008. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it manages the AutoCAD LDT 2008 installation so that you can be up and running again, no problem… Just follow these instructions:

How to install AutoCAD LDT 2008

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  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start 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 installation CD
    2. Next, click the “Convert button and follow the App instructions
  4. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Simply install as normal, then…
      1. Make sure to close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      2. Next, switch 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 as normal

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

– 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 2021 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 32bit AutoCAD Civil3d 2008 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your AutoCAD C3D 2008 on newer 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Some more common issues stopping you from using your AutoAD are error messages like these…

“This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD Civil3d 2008”

or

“FATAL ERROR: Unhandled 0x… Exception…”

You can solve all the problems with your AutoCAD C3D 2008 automatically by using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD C3D 2008 installation so that you can be up and running again.

NOTE: Autodesk no longer supply License Activation codes. Once you have installed your AutoCAD (following the instructions below) you will need to authorize/activate your AutoCAD yourself, find out how by clicking here

How to install Civil3d 2008

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Converter App
  3. Insert your AutoCAD C3D CD into your CDRom drive…
    1. Select the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    2. Using the “. . .” button, select your AutoCAD C3D installation CD
    3. 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. Fully close the AutoCAD setup application once complete
      2. Do not reboot, if prompted
      3. Close the Converter App.
  5. Now run as normal

Installing the AutoCAD Civil3d 2008 Service Packs

Civil3d sp2 (Update 2) already contains sp1, so just install that…

  1. Download the Download the AutoCAD C3D 2008 sp2 zip from here (c3d2008_sp2.exe)
  2. Run as normal to install

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 2019 (c) Longbow Software

AutoCAD 2002 setup stuck at very end

If you are installing AutoCAD 2002 and your setup is just sitting there right at the end at about 99% complete showing “Please wait, installation in progress”…

  1. Start Task Manager (right click on the Windows Taskbar and click “Start Task Manager”
  2. In Task Manager, make sure you have enabled the “Detailed view” 
  3. Pick the “Details” tab
  4. Search for all “msiexec.exe”
  5. Now look at all the msiexec.exe’s “PID” values
    1. Right click the msiexec.exe with the highest PID value (last run) and select “End Process Tree”
      1. Now check the AutoCAD setup, is it continuing again?
      2. If not, repeat 5.1

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This app has been blocked for your protection

If you are receiving a Windows error like this while installing, running or updating AutoCAD…

This app has been blocked for your protection
Installing an LT 2009 sp blocked by Windows

You will need the latest version of the Longbow Converter – download here

  1. Start the Converter App
  2. Click the Tools Menu->Advanced->Disable Windows 10 AAM
  3. Now reboot and try your software again

Copyright 2020 (c) Longbow Software

Installing AutoCAD MDT 2005 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Follow these instructions to solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD Mechanical 2005 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

IMPORTANT NOTE: Autodesk no longer supply License Activation codes for this version of AutoCAD. The best way is to transfer your existing license to the new PC but there are other options, we document them here

How to install MDT 2005 

  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 AutoCAD setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, with these exceptions…
    1. When you arrive at the installation folder path setup dialog…
      1. it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\mdt2005 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Mechanical 2005)
    2. While installing…
      1. If you see an error in install “.NET Runtime Optimization Service has stopped working” – simply ignore by clicking the “Close Program” button
      2. If a message box appears warning that “64bit .NET Unavailable” – simply click OK to carry on and install AutoCAD as normal – this does not affect anything.
      3. Do not reboot if asked to do so
    3. 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. Switch back to the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab – it should display “SUCCESS!”
  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
      1. Click “Don’t show this message again
      2. then click “Run the Program…

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  

Copyright 2021 (c) Longbow Software

Block AutoCAD internet access

If you want to run AutoCAD in offline mode…

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Converter App
  3. Select the 3st tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    1. Using the “. . .” button, selection your AutoCAD installation
    2. Enable “Run in Offline Mode
    3. Click “Fix Old Program

NOTE: You can re-enable by disabling “Run in Offline Mode” and then clicking “Fix Old Program

Copyright 2021 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 32bit AutoCAD Mechanical 2011 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD Mechanical 2011 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® Mechanical 2011”
  • “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 2011. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD Mechanical 2011 installation so that you can be up and running again… Follow these instructions:

How to install AutoCAD MDT 2011

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start 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 installation 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 the installation is complete.
      2. Now 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 as normal
    1. NOTE: We highly recommend you install the service packs below

Installing AutoCAD MDT 2011 Service Packs

We recommend that you download and install the latest Service Packs from Autodesk which can be found here

AutoCAD Mechanical 2011 has 2 updates, you must install Update 1.1 first then Update 2… Here are the instructions for installing the AutoCAD MDT 2011 sp/updates/service packs

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

– 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 2020 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 64bit AutoCAD LT 2015 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

AutoCAD LT 2015 was not designed to run in Windows 10 (Windows 10 was released after AutoCAD LT 2015) and inevitably you will run into issues such as the infamous Ribbon crashing issue, slow startup problems, text scaling issues, etc.

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD LT 2015 installation so that you can be up and running again… Just follow these easy instructions:

How to install 64bit AutoCAD LT 2015

  1. First, uninstall any existing AutoCAD LT 2015 installations on your computer
  2. Next, obtain the Longbow Converter App download here
  3. Start the Converter tool
    1. Pick the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    2. 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 the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Once you have completed the AutoCAD installation process…
      1. Completely close the setup program
      2. Go back to the Converter App and make sure it states “Success!
  5. Now you can run your AutoCAD as normal

Installing AutoCAD LT 2015 sp2

  • Service Pack 2 also includes all of the updates from Service Pack 1.
  • Download AutoCAD LT 2015 sp2 and install normally

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD is running really slowly, try disabling your integrated graphics card so you can run your high-performance card instead

– 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 2020 (c) Longbow Software

AutoCAD FATAL ERROR Unhandled c000000dh Exception at 719d4ba1h

This error can happen if you upgrade your Windows version (say Windows 7) to Windows 10 without first removing your AutoCAD install. Check out this post where we talk about how to correctly upgrade your AutoCAD to Windows 10

If you are hitting this error:

  • try installing your AutoCAD’s latest Service Packs/Updates
  • add all application exe’s to your anti-virus Exclusion list

If that doesn’t solve the issue then most likely you will have problems remedying because even an uninstall/reinstall doesn’t solve the problem.

If you get stuck with this issue, you can contact us and we’ll try and help

Copyright 2020 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 32bit AutoCAD Land Desktop 2009 (LDT) on 64bit Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD LDT 2009 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® Land Desktop 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® Land Desktop 2009. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it manages the AutoCAD LDT 2009 installation so that you can be up and running again, no problem… Just follow these instructions:

How to install AutoCAD LDT 2009

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  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start 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 installation CD
    2. Next, click the “Convert button and follow the App instructions
  4. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Simply install as normal, then…
      1. Make sure to close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      2. Next, switch 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 as normal

Installing AutoCAD LDT 2009 Service Packs

We recommend that you download and install the latest Service Packs from here

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

– 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 2020 (c) Longbow Software

Install QuickCAD on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

This post solves the installation problems installing QuickCAD on new versions of Windows, in particular this error which prevents installation…

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

How to install QuickCAD

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Reviver App here (you will need V4.23 or newer)
  2. Start the Reviver App and note the user interface
  3. Insert your QuickCAD CD
    1. From the “Old Installer Reviver” tab, use the ‘…’ button to pick your QuickCAD CD.
    2. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer‘ button
      1. Follow the instructions for copying the CD
    3. Once the CD is copied the Reviver App will run a process on the copy of the CD, then launch the setup.
      1. Be patient as the process can take up to 45 minutes.
      2. Once the setup appears, stop and read the next step
  4. Once the setup application appears, enter your information as normal except when you get to the installation folder…
    1. You **must** change the default path to c:\quickcad
    2. do not run QuickCAD at the end of the setup because an extra step is needed to fix the program files.
You *must* change the install path to c:\quickcad
  • Once the setup is complete, go back to the Reviver App and wait for Success! to be displayed.
  • Now back in the Reviver App, pick the “Old Program Reviver” tab
    • Using the ‘…’ button pick the c:\quickcad path
    • Now click ‘Fix Old Program
      • When it asks if you want to re-register, say Yes
  • Once the Reviver App displays Success! you can run your c:\quickcad\QuickCad.exe happily ever after.

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Installing 32bit AutoCAD Electrical 2012 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD Electrical 2012 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® Electrical 2012”
  • “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® Electrical 2012. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD Electrical 2012 installation so that you can be up and running again… Follow these instructions:

How to install AutoCAD Electrical 2012

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start 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 installation 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, then…
      1. Close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      2. Now switch 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 as normal

Installing AutoCAD Electrical 2012 Service Packs

We recommend that you download and install the latest Service Packs from Autodesk which can be found here

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

– 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 64bit AutoCAD Electrical 2012 on Windows 8 and Windows 10

AutoCAD Electrical 2012 was not designed to run in Windows 10 (Windows 10 was released after AutoCAD 2012) and inevitably you will run into issues such as the infamous Ribbon crashing issue, slow startup problems, text scaling issues, etc.

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD Electrical 2012 installation so that you can be up and running again… Just follow these easy instructions:

How to install AutoCAD Electrical 2012

  1. First, uninstall any existing AutoCAD Electrical 2012 installations on your computer
  2. Next obtain a copy of the Longbow Converter App, download here
  3. Start the Converter tool
    1. Pick the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    2. Using your mouse, click the “32bit” button 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 the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Once you have completed the AutoCAD installation process…
      1. Completely close the setup program
      2. Go back to the Converter App and make sure it states “Success!
  5. Now you can run your AutoCAD as normal

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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Error: “Please install DirectX before installing AutoCAD”

While installing AutoCAD you may run into a blocking issue whereby the DirectX runtime (which AutoCAD relies upon for its hardware 3D capability) fails to install for some reason (Error 1603). Solutions posted on Autodesk website show how to edit the setup.ini file to try and solve this issue, however, upon doing so you get a new error, for instance…

“Error: Please install DirectX before installing AutoCAD MEP 2013”

You can easily solve this issue (and others) by installing your AutoCAD using the Longbow Converter App. It manages the install and bypasses all issues like these automatically so you can be up and running again. You will need V11.19 or newer of the Converter App). But be aware of these caveats:

  • The Converter will allow you to ignore the DirectX failure and allow AutoCAD to correctly install, but DirectX won’t be installed. This means that:
    • 2D will work fine
    • 3D will fine, but only in Software mode (slower)
    • Everytime you start AutoCAD you will get a Heidi error, like this one…

      “…the configured heidi driver cannot be loaded…

      to stop this, in AutoCAD, right click the Command Line->Options->System->Graphics Performance->HardWare Acceleration: Turn off

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Install 32bit AutoCAD 2019 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10



These instructions solve issues around installing/running 32bit AutoCAD 2019 on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Some common issues are error messages like these…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® 2019”
  • “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® 2019. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD 2019 installation so that you can be up and running again… Follow these instructions:

How to install AutoCAD 2019

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start 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 installation CD
    2. Next, click the “Convert button and follow the 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 the installation is complete.
      2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so.
      3. Back in the Converter app and make sure it has completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  5. Now run your AutoCAD as normal  

Troubleshooting

No issues at this time

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Install 32bit AutoCAD 2018 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running 32bit AutoCAD 2018 on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Some common issues are error messages like these…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® 2018”
  • “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® 2018. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD 2018 installation so that you can be up and running again… Follow these instructions:

How to install AutoCAD 2018

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start 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 installation CD
    2. Next, click the “Convert button and follow the 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 the installation is complete.
      2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so.
      3. Back in the Converter app and make sure it has completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  5. Now run your AutoCAD as normal  

Troubleshooting

No issues at this time

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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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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

If you are trying to install your old version of AutoCAD MDT 6 on new versions of Windows 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 MDT 6 on Windows 10 and make it work…


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, completely close the setup application
    1. 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
    2. Finally, reboot your PC and run your AutoCAD as normal

Troubleshooting  

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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 as you always did before will encounter lots of issues, even failing while installing too.

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
  • AutoCAD 2018 | AutoCAD 2019
  • 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. Fully close the setup program
    2. 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
    3. Finally, reboot your PC and run your AutoCAD as normal
  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 AutoCAD Architecture 2011 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation of AutoCAD ADT 2011…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® Architecture® 2011”
  • “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® 2011. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

How to install AutoCAD ADT 2011

  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 installation 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 the installation is complete.
      2. Now 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 as normal

Installing ADT 2011 Service Packs

We recommend that you download and install the latest Service Packs from Autodesk which can be found here. You must install Update 1, then Update 2

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

– 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 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

  1. Make sure all previous installed versions of AutoCAD 2009 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. 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 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 the installation is complete.
      2. Now back in the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  5. Next install the AutoCAD Civil 3d 2013 sp2 from here
  6. Now run your AutoCAD as normal

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

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD is running really slowly, try disabling your integrated graphics card so you can run your high-performance card instead

– 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 64bit AutoCAD LT 2014 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

AutoCAD LT 2014 was not designed to run in Windows 10 (Windows 10 was released after AutoCAD LT 2014) and inevitably you will run into issues such as the infamous Ribbon crashing issue, slow startup problems, text scaling issues, etc.

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD LT 2014 installation so that you can be up and running again… Just follow these easy instructions:

How to install 64bit AutoCAD LT 2014

  1. First, uninstall any existing AutoCAD LT 2014 installations on your computer
  2. Next, obtain the Longbow Converter App (V11.15 or higher), download here
  3. Start the Converter tool
    1. Pick the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    2. 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 the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Once you have completed the AutoCAD installation process…
      1. Completely close the setup program
      2. Go back to the Converter App and make sure it states “Success!
  5. Now you can run your AutoCAD as normal

Installing AutoCAD LT 2014 sp1

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD is running really slowly, try disabling your integrated graphics card so you can run your high-performance card instead

– 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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