Installing AutoCAD LT97 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, backup your entire AutoCAD LT97 installation CD to your hard drive, specifically to a folder path c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadLT97 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab – “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, select the c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadLT97 folder (where you just copied the CD in step (2)
    3. Once you have selected the c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadLT97 folder, simply click the “Run Old Installer” button.
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
      2. 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.
      3. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. In the setup program…
    1. 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)**
  5. Now carry on with the install…
    1. 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.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  6. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool…
    1. select the 3rd tab – “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
    2. Using the “…” button, select the newly installed c:\acadLT97 folder
    3. Once you have selected the c:\acadLT97 folder simply click the “Fix” button.
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT97! Simply use Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\acadLT97 and double click aclt.exe.
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3 thoughts on “Installing AutoCAD LT97 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Do you know if the converter will work with a student version?
    I have original CDs with packaging, keys, etc. of LT 97, and 2000i.
    My goal is a simple drawing of a kitchen remodel, likely a one time event, so don’t want to invest too much.
    The converter does seem like a good fit if works.

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