Installing AutoCAD 2005 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing AutoCAD 2005 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
  2. Copy your AutoCAD 2005 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\acad2005 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. pick the c:\Autodesk\acad2005 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 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:\acad2005 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD 2005**
    1. If you see an error in install “.NET Runtime Optimization Service has stopped working” – simply ignore by clicking the “Close Program” button
    2. When 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.
  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:\acad2005 folder
    4. Click Fix.
  6. Now you can run your AutoCAD 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 Sp1
To install the sp for your AutoCAD…
  1. Download your specific language version of AutoCAD 2005 Sp1
  2. Copy the service pack exe installer 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 service pack exe installer from Windows explorer
  5. NOTE: If your AutoCAD now 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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3 thoughts on “Installing AutoCAD 2005 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Can not get Carlson Survey 2012 to run inside of autocad 2005 which is the only way I could run Autocad.

  2. Can you give more details please? Is Carlson Survey 2012 a plugin for AutoCAD 2005? Sounds like it might not be (it’s named 2012 not 2005) – if it’s meant for AutoCAD 2012, then it will never load in AutoCAD 2005, I know that for a fact

    • Can you give more details please? Is Carlson Survey 2012 a plugin for AutoCAD 2005? Sounds like it might not be (it’s named 2012 not 2005) – if it’s meant for AutoCAD 2012, then it will never load in AutoCAD 2005, I know that for a fact

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