select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
pick the newly created c:\Autodesk\Express Tools R14 Volume 6 folder
now 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 up to 45 minutes for your AutoCAD R14 Express Tools setup.exe program to fully 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, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acadR14 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Express Tools as usually prompted)**
Do not reboot if prompted to do so
Now you can happily run your Express Tools inside of AutoCAD R14 running on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 – using Windows Explorer, simply navigate to c:\acadr14 and double click acad.exe to start AutoCAD R14 and to use Express Tools R14
If your Express Tools R14 setup is not starting after 45 minutes, try rebooting, then restart the steps above. If it is still failing, most likely it’s because of another application on your system which is preventing our setup routine from starting (perhaps anti-virus, or similar) – try the same steps as above in Windows Safe Mode
Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your ADT CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\adt2010
Next, if you have a second CD, copy Disk 2 of your ADT CD directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\adt2010 folder
Same again for Disk 3, if there is one
If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk
Run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\adt2010), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, note that the ADT 2010 setup will automatically launch – make sure you close the setup and move to the next step.
Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\adt2010 folder, and click the Convert button.
Once the conversion process is complete, click Install/Run Setup to start setup. Next, just install as normal.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users: Once the installation process is complete, go back to the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Architecture 2010 folder, then click ‘Fix’.
Now you can happily run your AutoCAD Architecture 2010 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 64bit!
– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes: