Installing 64bit AutoCAD LT 2009 on Windows 8 and Windows 10 64bit

Your 64bit AutoCAD LT 2009 was never designed to run in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 64bit (these versions of Windows are newer than AutoCAD LT 2009). In order for your AutoCAD LT 2009 to run as it did in previous versions of Windows, you need to follow these easy 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. Install your 64bit AutoCAD LT 2009 as normal.
  3. Once the installation process is complete, close the setup program then start the Converter software; select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files\AutoCAD LT 2009 folder, then click Fix
  4. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD 2009 LT 64bit on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 64bit.

Troubleshooting:

– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes:

– If you have crashing problems using the File->Open or File->Save dialogs inside of AutoCAD please read this blog entry on the File->Open or File->Save Crash in AutoCAD

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Installing AutoCAD LT 2002 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

If you are a seasoned AutoCAD LT 2002 user, no doubt you will at some point have run into the famous GEDIT 3 error and been very frustrated with it. That error occurs because of certain video card drivers and/or certain types of anti-virus software setups.

On Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8, the GEDIT 3 error is even more prominent because of all the new security features that are inside of Windows 7 and 8. The good news is that it’s totally possible to eradicate the GEDIT 3 error by follow the instructions below:

Installing AutoCAD LT 2002 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, copy your entire AutoCAD LT 2002 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadlt2002 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Pick the c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadlt2002 folder where you just copied the LT 2002 CD
    3. Click the “Run Old Installer” button.
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
      2. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. 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:\acadlt2002 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2002 as usually prompted by default)** e.g
    You must change the default AutoCAD LT 2002 Install path

    You must change the default AutoCAD LT 2002 Install path to c:\acadlt2002

    1. IMPORTANT NOTE: You may find that entering the path C:\acadlt2002 may not take (a bug in the AutoCAD 2002 installer). In that case, you will need to select the installation folder C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2002 in step (5) below
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once installed
    1. Go back to the Converter tool
    2. Select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    3. Pick the newly installed c:\acadlt2002 folder
    4. Click “Fix Old Program“.
  6. Now run your AutoCAD LT 2002 and completely register as normal. Once registered, exit AutoCAD and continue to the next step.
  7. Next, obtain the AutoCAD LT 2002 sp1 from here and save to c:\Autodesk\spdo not install yet
  8. Next, obtain the AutoCAD LT 2002 sp2 from here (or AutoCAD LT 2002 sp2 locked version from here) and save to c:\Autodesk\sp do not install yet
  9. Go back into the Converter, select the 3rd tab, select the c:\Autodesk\sp folder and click Fix.
  10. Install the LT 2002 sp1 by running c:\Autodesk\sp\acad2002LTsp1.exe
    1. If you get a 114 error, you may already have an sp1 enabled product so try the next step
  11. Install the LT 2002 sp2 by running either the unlocked c:\Autodesk\sp\acltk044-k047unl.exe or the locked c:\Autodesk\sp\acltk044-k047swl.exe
    1. If you get a 114 error, read the Troubleshooting section below.
  12. Now, if you can’t get the sp2 to install it’s most likely because your version of AutoCAD 2002 LT is either the locked version and you downloaded the unlocked sp2 or it’s an unlocked version and you downloaded the locked sp2 – go back to (7) and try again.
  13. Now, you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2002 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Troubleshooting:
  • If you cannot install your AutoCAD LT 2002 Service Packs because of an error “114: Autocad LT 2002 update was not applied” – rather than try and solve this issue, the easiest solution is:
    1. To go back to your old Windows XP machine and make sure that all of the sp’s are installed on your old Windows XP machine’s installation of AutoCAD LT 2002
    2. Next, simply copy all of the AutoCAD LT 2002 program files and folders from your old Windows XP machine to a USB drive – copy the “contents” of C:\Program Files\AutoCAD LT 2002
    3. Now transfer the USB to your new machine and copy the files that were on your old Windows XP machine’s C:\Program Files\AutoCAD LT 2002 folder into your newly installed c:\acadlt2002 folder – you should see a question if you should overwrite all files, say YES
  • If you have crashing problems using the File->Open or File->Save dialogs inside of AutoCAD please read this blog entry on the File->Open or File->Save Crash in AutoCAD
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Installing AutoCAD LT 2000i on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing AutoCAD LT 2000i 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.

I recommend that you follow these steps precisely so to eliminate the risk of something going wrong with the install…
  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire AutoCAD LT 2000i CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\acadlt2000i 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\acadlt2000i folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. 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 acadlt2000i (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2000i as usually prompted by default)**
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\acadlt2000i folder and click Fix.
  6. Now, you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2000i on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Installing the AutoCAD LT 2000i sp2 service pack
 
  1. download the locked AutoCAD LT 2000i sp2 from here or download the unlocked AutoCAD 2000i LT sp2 from here
  2. Next, unzip and save the service pack file to c:\Autodesk\sp – do not install yet
  3. Go back into the Converter, select the 3rd tab, select the c:\Autodesk\sp folder and click Fix.
  4. Install the LT 2000i sp2 by running either the c:\Autodesk\sp\u090_u181p.exe for unlocked or c:\Autodesk\sp\u090_u181p_swl.exe for locked
  5. Once your sp is installed, start the Longbow Converter tool again; we are going to repeat some of the steps from the original installation before. Select the 2nd tab, pick the copy of your AutoCAD LT 2000i CD on your hard drive which last time was in c:\Autodesk\acadlt2000i folder, now select the 3rd tab, select the install folder c:\acadlt2000i now click Fix.
  6. Now, you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2000i with sp2 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Troubleshooting:

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Installing AutoCAD LT 2000 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Most current AutoCAD 2000 users are very used to the software package and cannot do without it. With the latest hardware and required move to new Windows versions, trying to install your AutoCAD ADT gives an error like this one…

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

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

Or maybe this error…

Setup Halted System requirements error Wrong OS, AutoCAD supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 5.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98

Error while trying to install AutoCAD LT 2000 on newer versions of Windows

…all is not lost, just read on…

Installing AutoCAD 2000 LT 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.

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Using Windows Explorer you need to make a copy of your original LT 2000 installation CD…
    1. Copy your entire AutoCAD LT 2000 CD to your hard drive, specifically to a folder path named c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadlt2000
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool…
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. pick the newly copied c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadlt2000 folder
    3. click the “Run Old Installer” button…
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before clicking “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 LT 2000 setup.exe program to fully appear. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder path input – **it’s vitally important to make sure you install your LT 2000 program files to c:\acadlt2000 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2000 as usually prompted)**
    1. Towards the end of the installation an error will appear like “Cannot create folder Autocad LT 2000” – simply click OK and ignore this message, you will need to create a shortcut on your Desktop to c:\acadlt2000\aclt.exe by hand once the installation is finished.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once you have fully closed your LT 2000 setup program…
    1. go back to the Converter tool
    2. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    3. pick the newly installed c:\acadlt2000 folder and then click the “Fix Old Program” button.
  6. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2000 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!
Troubleshooting:
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Installing AutoCAD 2007 LT on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing AutoCAD 2007 LT 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. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Insert your AutoCAD LT 2007 CD into your CDRom drive
    2. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    3. Using the “…” button, path the to your AutoCAD 2007 CD
    4. Click “Run Old Installer
      1. Read and follow all the prompts.
      2. Once the AutoCAD LT 2007 setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, with these exceptions…
    1. When you click the Install link from your setup you may see a dialog box appear saying – “This program has compatibility issues” – simply check the “Don’t show this message again” and then click the “Run the program without getting help”.
    2. When you arrive at the installation folder path setup dialog, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acadlt2007 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT 2007)**.
  4. Once your AutoCAD is installed…
    1. make sure you fully close the AutoCAD setup program (because the Converter is waiting for the setup program to fully close) then go back to the Converter tool…
    2. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    3. Using the “…” button, pick the newly installed c:\acadlt2007 folder
    4. click “Fix Old Program“.
  5. Now you can run your AutoCAD LT 2007 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8, both 32bit and 64bit.
    1. NOTE: When starting AutoCAD, if you see a warning dialog when you run saying “This program has known compatibility issues”, simply click “Don’t show this message again” and then click “Run the Program…”
Installing AutoCAD 2007 LT Sp2
To install the sp for your AutoCAD…
  1. Download the AutoCAD 2007 LT Sp2
  2. Copy the autocadlt2007sp2.exe to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\sp folder and click Fix.
  4. Now you can run the autocadlt2007sp2.exe from Windows explorer and install normally.

Troubleshooting:

– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes:

– If you have crashing problems using the File->Open or File->Save dialogs inside of AutoCAD please read this blog entry on the File->Open or File->Save Crash in AutoCAD

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