NOTE: We have had the best success installing this product using our Converter solution on Windows 8 and Windows 10
Installing AutoCAD LT97 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.
- Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
- Using Windows Explorer, backup your entire AutoCAD LT97 installation CD to your hard drive, specifically to a folder path c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadLT97
- Start the Longbow Converter tool
- Select the 2nd tab – “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“
- Using the “…” button, select the c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadLT97 folder (where you just copied the CD in step (2)
- Once you have selected the c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadLT97 folder, simply click the “Run Old Installer” button.
- Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
- Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD LT97 setup.exe program to appear.
- Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
- In the setup program…
- navigate through each setup dialog as normal except when you get to the installation folder input – **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acadLT97 (not .\AutoCAD LT97 as usually prompted)**
- Now carry on with the install…
- Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut Cannot create folder “AutoCAD LT 97” you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\acadLT97\aclt.exe by hand.
- Do not reboot if prompted to do so
- Once installed, go back to the Converter tool…
- select the 3rd tab – “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
- Using the “…” button, select the newly installed c:\acadLT97 folder
- Once you have selected the c:\acadLT97 folder simply click the “Fix” button.
- Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT97! Simply use Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\acadLT97 and double click aclt.exe.
- 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