Installing ORCAD 9 on 64bit Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10

This post solves all of the problems related to installing and running ORCAD 9 on 64bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Common issues are like this one shown below which prevents installation…

Windows 16bit setup error - This app can't run on your PC
Windows 16bit setup error – This app can’t run on your PC

How to install ORCAD 9

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Reviver App here (you will need V4.25 or newer)
  2. Start the Reviver App and note the user interface
  3. Insert your ORCAD CD
    1. From the “Old Installer Reviver” tab, use the ‘…’ button to pick your ORCAD CD.
    2. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer‘ button
      1. Follow the instructions for copying the CD
    3. Once the CD is copied the Reviver App will run a process on the copy of the CD, then launch the setup.
      1. Be patient as the process can take up to 45 minutes.
      2. Once the setup appears, stop and read the next step
  4. Once the setup application appears, go through the setup as normal except when you get to select the installation folder (Destination Directory)…
    1. You **must** change the default path to c:\orcad9
    2. do not run ORCAD at the end of the setup because an extra step is needed to fix the program files.
  5. Once the setup is completed, go back to the Reviver App and wait for Success! to be displayed.
    1. Finally, back in the Reviver App, pick the “Old Program Reviver” tab
    2. Using the ‘…’ button pick the c:\orcad9 path
    3. Now click ‘Fix Old Program
      1. When the Reviver App asks if you want to re-register, say Yes
  6. Once the Reviver App displays Success! you can run your c:\orcad9 happily ever after.

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