Install AutoCAD 2002 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and WIndows 8.1

Installing AutoCAD 2002 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

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

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire AutoCAD 2002 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\acad2002 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\acad2002 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:\acad2002 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD 2002 as usually prompted by default)**
    1. IMPORTANT NOTE: You may find that entering the path C:\acad2002 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 2002 in step (5) below
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\acad2002 folder and click Fix.
  6. Now, you can happily run your AutoCAD 2002 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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One thought on “Install AutoCAD 2002 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and WIndows 8.1

  1. I have a boxed retail home version of AutoCAD 2002 (designed for NT & Win 2000) which I wish to use under Windows 10.
    I purchased today Longbow Converter v9.16 (home licence), and followed carefully instructions at https://blog.longbowsoftware.com/install-autocad-2002-on-windows-7-or-windows-8/, but get errors.

    The ACAD installer errors just before the end “error with license management system Error 43641” On OK, the installer completes so I can use Longbow tab 3 (with “success”)

    On starting ACAD 2002, I get ‘Error loading cdilla dll’
    Can you please help?

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