Install QuickCAD on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

This post solves the installation problems installing QuickCAD on new versions of Windows, in particular this error 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 QuickCAD

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Reviver App here (you will need V4.23 or newer)
  2. Start the Reviver App and note the user interface
  3. Insert your QuickCAD CD
    1. From the “Old Installer Reviver” tab, use the ‘…’ button to pick your QuickCAD 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, enter your information as normal except when you get to the installation folder…
    1. You **must** change the default path to c:\quickcad
    2. do not run QuickCAD at the end of the setup because an extra step is needed to fix the program files.
You *must* change the install path to c:\quickcad
  • Once the setup is complete, go back to the Reviver App and wait for Success! to be displayed.
  • Now back in the Reviver App, pick the “Old Program Reviver” tab
    • Using the ‘…’ button pick the c:\quickcad path
    • Now click ‘Fix Old Program
      • When it asks if you want to re-register, say Yes
  • Once the Reviver App displays Success! you can run your c:\quickcad\QuickCad.exe happily ever after.

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