There is an App built which specifically scans AutoCAD’s setup so that either the 1603 error is gone (fixed) or it does not affect the install… Check out the blogs on how to fix your AutoCAD’s 1603 error (if your version is not listed below use the search box at the top right of this page)
These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD 2009 on newer versions of 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Some common issues are error messages like these…
“This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD 2008”
You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD 2009 installation so that you can be up and running again. Simply follow the instructions below 🙂
NOTE: Autodesk no longer supply License Activation codes. Once you have installed your AutoCAD (following the instructions below) you will need to authorize/activate your AutoCAD yourself, find out how by clicking here
AutoCAD 2009 was not designed to run in Windows 10 (Windows 10 was released after AutoCAD 2009) and inevitably you will run into issues such as random crashing out, slow startup problems, text scaling issues, etc.
You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD 2009 installation so that you can be up and running again… Just follow these easy instructions:
How to install 64bit AutoCAD 2009
First, uninstall any existing AutoCAD 2009 installations on your computer
Next, obtain the Longbow Converter App (V11.15 or higher), download here
Start the Converter tool
Pick the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter“
Using your mouse, right-click the tab text “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter” so that it changes to “AutoCAD 64bit Installer Converter“
Next, using the “. . .“ button, select your AutoCAD installation CD and follow the instructions presented by the Converter tool user interface.
Once the conversion process is complete
click Install/Run Setup to start setup
Once you have completed the AutoCAD installation process…
Completely close the setup program
Go back to the Converter App and make sure it states “Success!“
Now you can run your AutoCAD as normal
– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes: