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

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD 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® 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® 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 2011 installation so that you can be up and running again… Follow these instructions:

How to install AutoCAD 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 2011 Service Packs

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

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


– 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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3 thoughts on “Installing 32bit AutoCAD 2011 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

  1. Your blog talks about 32 bit autocad, is there any other? I cannot find any information saying what bit autocad I have. I know my computer is 64 bit. I have autocad 2011 upgraded trough audesk to 2012 and want to make it work on a windows version 10. Will your software provide a permanent fix or would I encounter problems every time there is a window update. Also the fees given are they in American dollars?

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