Installing WordPerfect 6 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are having problems installing your WordPerfect 6 on your new PC, like you are unable to run the setup.exe as shown below, then read on…

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

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

Unfortunately, WordPerfect 6 is a pure 16bit application which means that it cannot be run on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.

However, it can only run on *32bit* Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 using the Longbow Reviver app.

Install Word Perfect 6 on Windows

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire WordPerfect 6 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\WordPerfect6
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool
    1. select the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver
    2. then using the ‘…’ button pick the  c:\InstallCDs\WordPerfect6\INSTPROG folder
    3. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer’ button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
    5. Install as normal
    6. Close setup – Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  4. Now WordPerfect 6 is installed
    1. Now go back to the Longbow Reviver app…
    2. select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    3. using the ‘…’ button pick the newly installed c:\WPWIN60 folder
    4. Set the Run As dropdown to Windows 95
    5. next, click ‘Fix Old Program’
      1. Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  5. Now you can happily run your WordPerfect 6 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit (sorry, but not  64bit!)

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Installing Microsoft Money 2000 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing Microsoft Money 2000 on WIndows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 (both 32bit and 64bit) can be very easily defined in these short steps…

  1. First, you need to purchase a copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here (you need V4.21 or later)
  2. Using Windows Explorer, backup your entire Microsoft Money 2000 installation CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Microsoft Money 2000
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool
    1. select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver
    2. then using the ‘…’ button pick the  c:\InstallCDs\Microsoft Money 2000 folder

      Selecting the Microsoft Money 2000 CD on Disk

      Selecting the Microsoft Money 2000 CD on Disk

    3. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer’ button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
    5. Once the Microsoft Money 2000 setup appears, install as normal *except* when prompted for the installation path, set it to c:\MsMoney2000 e.g.

      Setting the Microsoft Monet 2000 installation folder

      Setting the Microsoft Monet 2000 installation folder

    6. Once the setup is complete
      1. Do not reboot (if prompted to do so)
  4. Now Microsoft Money 2000 is installed, next
    1. Make sure the Microsoft Money 2000 setup is completely closed, then in the Longbow Reviver tool…
    2. Select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    3. Using the ‘…’ button, pick the newly installed C:\MsMoney2000 folder
    4. Set the Run As dropdown to Windows 95 Windows NT 4 (sp5)
    5. next, click ‘Fix Old Program’
      1. Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register… e.g.

        Fixing the Microsoft Money program files

        Fixing the Microsoft Money program files

  5. Now you can happily run your Microsoft Money 2000 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10!

Copyright 2018 (c) Longbow Software

Installing QuickCAD V4 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing Autodesk QuickCAD V4 on WIndows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 (both 32bit and 64bit) can be very easily defined in these short steps…

  1. First, you need to purchase a copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, backup your entire QuickCAD V4 installation CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\QuickCAD V4
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool
    1. select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver
    2. then using the ‘…’ button pick the  c:\InstallCDs\QuickCAD V4 folder
    3. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer’ button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
      1. The tool will now start initializing the setup interface, and may take up to 45 minutes to start. Please be patient…
    5. Once the QuickCAD V4  setup appears, install as normal *except* when prompted for the installation path, set it to c:\QuickCAD e.g.

      Setting the QuickCAD installation path to c:\QuickCAD

      Setting the QuickCAD installation path to c:\QuickCAD


    6. Once the setup is complete
      1. uncheck ‘Run QuickCAD’
      2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  4. Now QuickCAD V4 is installed
    1. Make sure the QuickCAD V4 setup is completely closed, then in the Longbow Reviver tool…
    2. Select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    3. Using the ‘…’ button, pick the newly installed C:\QuickCAD folder
    4. next, click ‘Fix Old Program’
    5. Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  5. Now you can happily run your QuickCAD V4 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10!

Copyright 2018 (c) Longbow Software

Installing Borland Delphi 3.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are trying to install Borland Delphi 3 on Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10 64bit you are probably running into one of these problems…

This app can't run on your PC. To find a version that runs with your PC check with the publisher

This app can’t run on your PC. To find a version that runs with your PC check with the publisher.

Unsupported 16-bit Application - the program or feature cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of WIndows

Unsupported 16-bit Application – the program or feature cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of Windows

Luckily, the Longbow Reviver tool can solve this, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here
  2. Backup your Borland Delphi 3 CD to your Desktop, in a “Delphi 3” folder
  3. Next, start the Longbow Reviver tool and select the “Old Installer Reviver” tab
    1. Using the “…” button select the path to the Desktop\Delphi 3\install folder…

      Selecting the Backup Copy of the Delphi 3 CD on your hard drive

      Selecting the Backup Copy of the Delphi 3 CD on your hard drive

    2. Once you have that selected, click OK and then pick the “Fix and Run Old Installer” button.
    3. Now, be patient, the process for initializing the Delphi 3 setup may take over an hour…
      1. Look out for a folder called _ISTMP0.DIR being created in the install folder, if it’s not there in an hour, restart your computer and try again…
      2. The _ISTMP0.DIR should slowly fill with about 21 files before the setup appears.
  4. Once your Delphi 3 setup appears
    1. step through the setup dialogs as normal until you get to the “Select Directories” dialog
    2. Here, make sure you change the Root folder to c:\Borland (instead of c:\Program Files (x86)\Borland)

      e.g.

      Update the Borland Root pathto c:\Borland

      Update the Borland Root pathto c:\Borland

    3. Make sure they are setup like this…

      Updated the Borland Root path

      Updated the Borland Root path

    4. Now carry on and install as normal until complete
    5. Be patient, it takes a while to complete…
  5. Once the install is complete
    1. make sure the Delphi 3 setup is shutdown.
    2. Go back to the Reviver tool and select the 2nd tab named “Old Program Reviver
    3. Using the ‘…’ button, pick the newly installed c:\Borland folder
    4. Then pick the “Run Old Program” button
  6. Now your Delphi 3 should be up and running…

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Installing CSG V3 for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are having problems installing your  CSG V3 for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit with errors like…

Unsupported 16-bit Application - the program or feature cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of WIndows

Unsupported 16-bit Application – the program or feature cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of WIndows

…then read on…

Installing your CSG V3 for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Unzip the contents of this zip file CSG Editor V3 for R14 into C:\InstallDisks\CSGR14
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool and select the 2nd tab called “Old Program Reviver
    1. Select the path to C:\InstallDisks\CSGR14
    2. Select the ‘Run As” option to Windows 2000
    3. Next, click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer‘ button.
    4. 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 at least 45 minutes for your CSG setup.exe program to appear.
  4. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
    1. If your CSG setup does not start after 45 minutes, read the Troubleshooting section below.
    2. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder input dialog, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to your existing AutoCAD R14 folder – install to c:\acadR14 (not c:\Program Files\CSG as usually prompted)**
    3. Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete).
      1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once installed, start AutoCAD R14
    1. If CSG doesn’t startup automaticaly, run the APPLOAD command, navigate to c:\acadR14 and load the CSG3.arx
  6. Now you can happily run your CSG V3 in AutoCAD R14 running on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit
Troubleshooting:
  • If your CSG V3 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 installing CSG from Windows Safe Mode

Copyright 2016 (c) Longbow Software

Installing DrafixCAD on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 64bit

If you are having problems installing your DrafixCAD on your new PC, like you are unable to run the setup.exe as shown below, then read on…

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

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

NOTE: DrafixCAD 3.0 is not currently supported on 64bit Windows, you will need 32bit Windows.

How to install DrafixCAD

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 Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Copy your entire Drafix CAD CD to a folder on your hard drive, say C:\DrafixCAD\CD
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool
    1. Select the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver
    2. Next, select the path the folder where you copied the CD to = should be C:\DrafixCAD\CD
    3. Next, hit the ‘Fix Old Installer‘ button and follow the onscreen instructions
    4. Once you have clicked the final OK button the Reviver will force the setup.exe to start up. Be patient – it may take up to 90 minutes to start, so go and make some coffee!
  4. When the DrafixCAD setup appears
    1. Install as normal except make sure you **don’t** install to C:\Program Files (x86)\Softdesk\CAD, instead, install to C:\Softdesk\CAD

      Select a different folder

      Be sure to select a different folder c:\Softdesk\cad

    2. Also, don’t reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once DrafixCAD is installed and before running the application…
    1. Go back to the Reviver tool
    2. select the 2rd tab named “Old Program Reviver
    3. Using the ‘…’ button select the path C:\Softdesk\CAD
    4. then click the ‘Fix Old Program‘ button.
  6. Now you can happily run your DrafixCAD!

Troubleshooting

  • NOTE: DrafixCAD 3.0 is not currently supported on 64bit Windows, you will need 32bit Windows.

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Install Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2i on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Most current AutoCAD R2 ADT 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 ADT R2

…all is not lost, just read on…

Installing AutoCAD Autodesk Architectural Desktop R2i (AutoCAD 2000) 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…

Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here

  1. Using Windows Explorer…
    1. Copy your entire AutoCAD Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2i installation CD to your hard drive, to a folder path named exactly c:\Autodesk\CDs\adt2000 e.g.

      Copy ADT 2000 CD to c:\Autodesk\CDs\adt2000

      Copy ADT 2000 CD to c:\Autodesk\CDs\adt2000

       

  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Pick the c:\Autodesk\CDs\adt2000 folder
    3. Now click “Run Old Installer”.
    4. The process will take a few moments to complete, then a dialog will appear – read and understand all the prompts before clicking OK.
  3. For ADT 2000, the Migration Wizard almost instantly pops up, simply click Install 2000 as normal.
  4. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your ADT R2i setup.exe program to fully appear.
    1. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
    2. In the setup program…
      1. 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:\adt2000 (not “c:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Architectural Desktop” as usually prompted)**
    3. During the final stages of the installation, simply ignore the fact the the ADT shortcut cannot be created, you will need to create this by hand once the installation is finished.
    4. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once installed
    1. Go back to the Converter tool
    2. Select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    3. Pick the newly installed c:\adt2000 folder and click ‘Fix Old Program‘.
  6. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2i in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!
  7. Simply use Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\adt2000 and double click acad.exe (you will need to manually create a shortcut as mentioned in step (4.a)
Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 1
  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 sp1 from here
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp1 folder and click ‘Run’
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 2

  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 sp2 from here
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp2 folder and click ‘Run’
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.

Troubleshooting:

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
Copyright 2016 (c) Longbow Software

Installing Adobe Photoshop 6 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing your Adobe Photoshop 6.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

How to install Adobe Photoshop 6

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 Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Photoshop 6 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop6
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“, then using the ‘…’ button pick the  c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop6 folder
    1. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer’ button
    2. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
    3. You will need to wait up to 45 minutes before seeing the Adobe Photoshop 6.0 setup screen appear, be patient!
      1. If you have waited 90 minutes and nothing has appeared, reboot into Safe Mode and try this same process again.
  4. Once your Adobe Photoshop 6.0 setup screen appears, install as normal except:
    1. When you arrive at the install to ‘Destination Folder” – it is vitally important that you install to c:\adobe\photoshop6 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop 6.0 as normally prompted)
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Now Photoshop is installed. In the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“, pick the newly installed c:\adobe\photoshop6 folder and click ‘Fix Old Program’
    1. Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  6. Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 6 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit!

Installing the Photoshop 7 Upgrade

If you have a Adobe Photoshop 7 Upgrade CD, simply follow the same instructions as detailed here – Installing Adobe Photoshop 7 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Troubleshooting

  • If your setup is not appearing within 1 hour, reboot into Safe Mode and try the same process as above again.
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Installing AutoCAD Land Development Desktop R2i on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing AutoCAD Land Development Desktop R2i (LDDT R2i) on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 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 – you will need version 8.56 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire LDDT R2i 2000i installation CD to your hard drive, specifically to a folder path of c:\Autodesk\CD\ldtr2000i
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver”, pick the c:\Autodesk\CD\ldtr2000i folder, and click Run. Read and understand any/all the prompts the Converter pops up before pressing OK.
  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:\ldt2000i (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Land Desktop R2\ as usually prompted)**
    1. Install as normal
    2. If you see the “AutoCAD Land Development Desktop 2i Migration assistant” dialog appear, say “No” – we did not test that installation path.
    3. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Make sure the setup is completely closed down, next, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”, pick the newly installed c:\ldt2000i folder and click “Fix
  6. Now you can run your Land Desktop R2i on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, but be sure to read the Troubleshooting guide below…

Installing Autodesk Civil Design 2i

Once you have installed AutoCAD Land Development Desktop R2i using the above instructions, you can now install Civil. Here’s how:

  1. Using Windows Explorer, copy your Autodesk Civil Design 2i installation CD to your hard drive, specifically to a folder path of c:\Autodesk\CD\CivilDesign2000i
  2. Start the Converter again, select the 2nd tab “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver”, pick the c:\Autodesk\CD\CivilDesign2000i folder, and click “Run“.
    1. If the Converter asks you “What type of installer is this? – Is this a service pack , update or plug-in/app…?” – say “Yes”.
    2. Read and understand any/all the prompts the Converter pops up before pressing OK
  3. Install as normal.
    1. If you cannot find your menu items, you may need to MENULOAD c:\ldt2000i\Support\Civil.mnu

Installing Autodesk Survey 2i

Once you have installed AutoCAD Land Development Desktop R2i using the above instructions, you can now install Survey. Here’s how:

  1. Using Windows Explorer, copy your Autodesk Survey 2i installation CD to your hard drive, specifically to a folder path of c:\Autodesk\CD\Survey2000i
  2. Start the Converter again, select the 2nd tab “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver”, pick the c:\Autodesk\CD\Survey2000i folder, and click “Run“.
    1. If the Converter asks you “What type of installer is this? – Is this a service pack , update or plug-in/app…?” – say “Yes”.
    2. Read and understand any/all the prompts the Converter pops up before pressing OK
  3. Install as normal.
    1. If you cannot find your menu items, you may need to MENULOAD c:\ldt2000i\Support\Survey.mnu

The LDT R2i Service Pack

  1. First download the Land Desktop 2i Civil Design 2i Service Pack 2 (stand-alone and network) from here and save to c:\Autodesk\sp
  2. Next, start the Converter, select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” select the c:\Autodesk\sp folder, then click Fix.
    1. If asked if this is a service pack by the Converter tool, say yes.
  3. Now run the ld2i_sp2_ul.exe as normal from Windows Explorer.

Troubleshooting:

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Installing AutoCAD Map Release 3 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Most current AutoCAD Map R3 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 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

…all is not lost, just read on…

How to install AutoCAD Map R3

NOTE: We have had the best success installing this product using our Converter solution on Windows 8 and Windows 10, in fact, we strongly advise using Windows 10 for this product.

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. Before starting, we recommend turning off Windows UAC before installing AutoCAD Map R3
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool by double clicking the Longbow Converter shortcut on your Desktop… .
    1. Insert your AutoCAD Map R3  CD
    2. Select the 2nd tab titled “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver” by clicking on it
    3. Next, using the ‘…’ button select your AutoCAD CD
    4. Now click the “Run Old Installer” button.
      1. Read, understand and follow all the prompts.
      2. Read the next step!
  4. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD 2000 setup.exe program to fully appear
    1. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step
  5. 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:\mapR14 (not Program Files (x86)\Land Desktop as usually prompted)**
  6. Now carry on with the install, ignore any errors related to:
    1. not being able to “…create the folder ‘AutoCAD Map Release 3”, you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\mapR14\acad.exe by hand.
    2. Failing to register DAO3032.dll, this will be automatically fixed later by the Converter
    3. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool
    1. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. Using the “. . .” button pick the newly installed c:\mapR14 folder
    3. click Fix Old Program.
  8. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD Map R3 on Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit
Troubleshooting:
  • If you are getting either a Bad Mem Pointer error and or a Smartheap handler recursively re-entered error when you start your AutoCAD Map R3 then you need to re-run all the steps above, taking care to do each step precisely as it says.
  • If the Converter complains that “Cannot convert this AutoCAD R14, there was a problem updating the dependencies” – AutoCAD R14 must be installed first, please contact Longbow Software Support and explain this comment to them
  • If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft
  • Issues with Calcomp Digitizer – Calcomp Digitizer not working
  • 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 Softdesk 8 Landscape for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: We have had the best success installing this product using our Converter solution on Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing Softdesk 8 Landscape for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

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. First, obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Install your AutoCAD R14 by carefully following the steps detailed here
  3. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Softdesk 8 Imaging CD contents to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\landscape
  4. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\landscape folder, and click Run.
    1. When asked “Is this an installation media, a service pack/update or plug-in/app for AutoCAD?” say Yes
    2. Next, 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 at least 45 minutes for your Softdesk setup.exe program to appear. Once the setup starts, install as normal (simply accept all defaults).
  5. Next, start your AutoCAD R14. Once AutoCAD starts up fully, simply type “preferences” at the command line, select the Profiles tab, double click the Softdesk profile and make it the Current Profile. Finally, OK out of the Preferences dialog.
  6. Now you can happily run your Softdesk 8 Landscape inside of AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit

Troubleshooting

If your 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 installing from Windows Safe Mode
Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing Adobe Photoshop 7 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing your Adobe Photoshop 7.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

How to install Adobe Photoshop 7

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 Reviver tool here – you need version 4.0 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Photoshop 7.0 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop7
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop7 folder
    1. Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
    2. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
  4. You should soon see the “Adobe Photoshop 7.0” setup splash screen with another window in the bottom right saying “Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Setup is preparing the Installshield(R) Wizard which will guide you through the rest of the setup process. Please wait“.

    Adobe Photoshop 7 Splash on Windows 10

    Adobe Photoshop 7 Splash on Windows 10

  5. You will see 99% displayed for a while, then both images will disappear – Important! Be patient – the Longbow Reviver is busy working out your Photoshop 7 install, it will sayWaiting for your installation to finish..” – you must wait for the Reviver tool to say  “Your installer finished! Now fix the installed files using the ‘Old Program Reviver’ tab
    1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  6. Now Photoshop is installed. In the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0 folder and click ‘Fix Old Program’
  7. Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 7.0 on  Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit!

Troubleshooting

  • If when you start Adobe Photoshop 7 it complains that “…the scratch disk is full” it’s because your hard drive is very big – try uninstalling, then reinstalling onto a USB thumbnail drive, preferably below 2GB in size.
  • If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft
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Installing Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 4 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing Autodesk Mechanical Desktop R4 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 is almost impossible to achieve, you will run into lots of problems including the error message shown below…

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

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

Installing your Autodesk Mechanical Desktop R4 (otherwise known as MDT 4 and built on the AutoCAD 2000 platform) on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

Instructions on installing Autodesk Mechanical R3 can be found here…

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, copy your entire MDT 4 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\InstallCDs\mdt2000
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Pick the c:\Autodesk\InstallCDs\mdt2000 folder
    3. Click “Run Old Installer“.
    4. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
      1. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 minutes for your Mechanical 4 setup.exe program to appear.
      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:\mdt2000 (not .\MDT as usually prompted)**
    MDT 4 select the Browse button

    MDT 4 select the Browse button

    MDT 4 Select Install path to c:\mdt2000

    MDT 4 Select Install path to c:\mdt2000

  5. Now carry on with the install, please read all of the following tips while your installation is running so that you are prepared…
    1. Do not reboot once the install is complete.
    2. Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut folder “Mechanical Desktop 4”, you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop pointing to your c:\mdt2000\acad.exe by hand.
    3. If you see errors stating errors with objectdbx.z or dao2535.tlb – please reboot your machine and re-do all of the steps above.
    4. Once you click “OK” to setup not being able to create your shortcut folder “Mechanical Desktop 4” – setup may now try to install Acrobat Reader 3.01. If this happens, you will see a blue Mechanical Desktop 4 screen with nothing on it, it will sit there for maybe 60 minutes, just let it do its thing and be patient. Eventually, you will see the Acrobat setup appear, install accepting all defaults.
    5. When the MDT 4 setup asks if you want to “Install the Mechanical Desktop Migration Assistant” say No.
  6. Once the installation has finished and you have closed the blue setup program, go back to the Converter tool…
    1. Select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. Pick the newly installed c:\mdt2000 folder
    3. Click the “Fix” button.
  7. Now you are ready to run your AutoCAD, simply run c:\mdt2000\acad.exe using Windows Explorer.
  8. If you find that you are running in raw AutoCAD mode, to enable your Mechanical Desktop features, carry out these next steps, either…
    1. Add a shortcut (recommended) to c:\mdt2000\acad.exe making sure that the Target Property of the shortcut is set to (including quotes) “C:\mdt2000\acad.exe”  /p “C:\mdt2000\desktop\desktop.arg” and the Start In Property is set to the same path as the .arg file e.g.
      Creating a shortcut to Mechanical R4

      Creating a shortcut to Mechanical R4 making sure the Startin property points to where the .arg file resides

      1. For the Power Packs use a new shortcut with the Target set to either
        1. “C:\mdt2000\acad.exe”  /p “C:\mdt2000\acadm\mdtpp.arg”
        2. “C:\mdt2000\acad.exe”  /p “C:\mdt2000\acadm\acadmpp.arg”
          …with both Shortcut Start In: properties set to and the C:\mdt2000\acadm
    2. or update your AutoCAD support path by hand…
      1. At the AutoCAD Command line, type the command ‘Preferences’, add new Support path folders c:\mdt2000\acadm and then also c:\mdt2000\acadm\support, now click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’ out of the dialog.
      2. Next, restart AutoCAD.
      3. When you are back in AutoCAD, type ‘Menuload’ at the command line, click browse, then navigate to C:\mdt2000\acadm\support, change the file filter at the bottom to *.mnu, then open acadm.mnu, finally click Load, then pick Close.
      4. Now restart AutoCAD
  9. Now you can happily run your Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 4 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit – but we do recommend you install the following Service Packs…

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 1

  1. Obtain AutoCAD 2000 sp1
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
    1. pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp1 folder and click ‘Run Old Installer
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 2

  1. Obtain AutoCAD 2000 sp2
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
    1. pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp2 folder and click ‘Run Old Installer
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 3

  1. Obtain the AutoCAD MDT R4 sp 3
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
    1. pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp3 folder and click ‘Run Old Installer
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 4a

  1. Obtain the AutoCAD MDT R4 sp 4a
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
    1. pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp4 folder and click ‘Run Old Installer
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.
Troubleshooting:
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Installing Mathcad 2000 Pro on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

 

If you are having trouble installing Parametric Technology Corporation’s Mathcad 2000 Pro with errors like this…

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

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

then read on…

 

How to install Mathcad 2000

  1. Purchase a copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here
  2. Using Windows Explorer
    1. Copy your Mathcad 2000 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Mathcad2000
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool
    1. select the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver” 
    2. using the ‘…’ button, select folder c:\InstallCDs\Mathcad2000\Mathcad. At this point, the Reviver tool should display a message telling you that setup.exe was found, if so…
    3. Click the “Fix and Run Old Installer” button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
  4. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 minutes for your full Mathcad 2000 setup.exe program to appear….
      1. Be patient, grab lunch maybe… 🙂
      2. Once the Mathcad 2000 Professional setup application finally displays all in Blue stop and read the next step
  5. In the setup program click through setup as normal, except when you get to the path for the installation – make sure you update the entry from c:\…\Mathcad 2000 Professional to c:\Mathcad2000 
  6. Now carry on with the install
    1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
    2. Note, we did not Register when testing this install
  7. Once Mathcad 2000 Professional is installed
    1. Be sure to fully quit the setup
    2. go back to the Reviver tool
      1. select the 2nd tab named “Old Program Reviver” 
      2. Using the ‘…’ button, pick the newly installed c:\Mathcad2000 folder
      3. click “Fix Old Program”
      4. Say “Yes” if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  8. Now you can happily run your Mathcad 2000 Professional on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

Troubleshooting

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Installing Autodesk Land Development Desktop R2 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing AutoCAD Land Development Desktop R2 (LDDT R2 is AutoCAD 2000 based) on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 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 – you will need version 8.50 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire LDDT R2 2000 installation CD to your hard drive, specifically to a folder path of c:\Autodesk\lddt2000
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\lddt2000 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
  4. For AutoCAD 2000 versions, the Migration Wizard almost instantly pops up, simply click Install 2000 as normal. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your Land Desktop R2 setup.exe program to fully appear. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  5. 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:\landdt2000 (not .\Autodesk Land Development Desktop as usually prompted)**
    1. Ignore the fact the the shortcut cannot be created, you will need to create this by hand once the installation is finished.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  6. Once installed, using Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\Autodesk\lddt2000\data and run the MDAC_TYP.exe program, with these instructions
    1. When the “Microsoft Data Access Components 2.0” license agreement pops up, if you agree with the terms, click ‘Yes’
    2. At the next dialog, simply click “Continue”
    3. When the option dialog to do a Complete install or a Custom install, click “Custom”
    4. At the next dialog, un-check “Microsoft Remote Data Services” and then click “Continue”
    5. Exit the setup when finished.
  7. Next, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\landdt2000 folder and click “Fix”
  8. Now you must run your AutoCAD Land Development Desktop R2 2000 as is as a first time initialization, it will start up in raw AutoCAD mode (using Windows Explorer, simply navigate to c:\landdt2000 and double click acad.exe)
    1. If you want to startup in LDT mode, simply create a shortcut to c:\landdt2000\acad.exe and set the Target property to c:\landdt2000\acad.exe /p lddt.arg
    2. If you want to startup in Map mode, simply create a shortcut to c:\landdt2000\acad.exe and set the Target property to c:\landdt2000\acad.exe /p map.arg
  9. Now you can run your Land Desktop R2 on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, but be sure to read the Troubleshooting guide below…

The LDT 2000 Service Pack

  1. First download the stand-alone LandDesktop R2 2.01 sp from here and save to c:\Autodesk\sp
  2. Next, start the Converter, select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” select the c:\Autodesk\sp folder, then click Fix.
    1. If asked if this is a service pack by the Converter tool, say yes.
  3. Now run the land201.exe as normal from Windows Explorer.

Troubleshooting:

  • If you are getting an “Out of memory error” when you start a new drawing, try creating a new project, and use a previous drawing to ‘Save As’ a template for use instead.

  • If your AutoCAD 2000 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 installing AutoCAD 2000 from Windows Safe Mode

 

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Installing AutoCAD 2002 Express Tools on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are having trouble installing AutoCAD 2002 Express Tools with “This app cannot run on your PC” then read on…

Installing AutoCAD 2002 Express Tools (et1-9.exe) on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

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. Next, make sure you have AutoCAD 2002 already installed – follow these steps Installing AutoCAD 2002 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
  3. Unzip this zip file to c:\Autodesk
  4. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the newly created c:\Autodesk\ExpressTools2002 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
  5. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD 2002 Express Tools setup.exe program to fully appear. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  6. 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:\acad2002Et (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Express Tools 2002 as usually prompted)**
    1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Now you can happily run your Express Tools inside of AutoCAD 2002, simply start AutoCAD 2002 and to use Express Tools 2002 as normal..

Troubleshooting:

  • If your Express Tools 2002 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
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Installing AutoCAD 2000 Express Tools Volume 9 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are having trouble installing AutoCAD 2000 Express Tools with “This app cannot run on your PC” then read on…

 

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Express Tools Volume 9 (et1-9.exe) on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

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. Next, make sure you have AutoCAD 2000 already installed – follow these steps Installing AutoCAD 2000 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  3. Unzip this zip file to c:\Autodesk
  4. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the newly created c:\Autodesk\Express Tools 2000 Volume 9 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
  5. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD 2000 Express Tools setup.exe program to fully appear. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  6. 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:\acad2000Et (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Express Tools as usually prompted)**
    1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Now you can happily run your Express Tools inside of AutoCAD 2000 running on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 –  using Windows Explorer, simply navigate to c:\acad2000 and double click acad.exe to start AutoCAD 2000 and to use Express Tools 2000

Troubleshooting:

  • If your Express Tools 2000 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
Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

Installing AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

 

 

As an existing AutoCAD R14 user, you most likely cannot do without your beloved AutoCAD R14. With the latest hardware and required move to new Windows versions, trying to install your AutoCAD R14 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

 “FATAL ERROR: HEAP ERROR”

or

MEM_BAD_POINTER

You can solve these problems easily using our Longbow Converter App – fix and manage your AutoCAD R14 on new versions of Windows 7, 8 and 10 64bit

How to install AutoCAD R14

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. NOTE: We recommend turning off Windows UAC before installing AutoCAD R14
  3. Start the Longbow Converter application…
    1. Place your AutoCAD R14 CD in the CDRom Drive
    2. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    3. Using the “. . .” button, select your AutoCAD R14 installation CD
    4. Next, click the “Run Old Installer” button and follow the onscreen instructions
      1. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 minutes for your AutoCAD R14 setup.exe program to appear, be patient…
    5. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next steps all the way to the end! By the way, if your AutoCAD R14 setup does not start after 45 minutes, read the Troubleshooting section below.
  4. In the AutoCAD R14 setup program…
    1. navigate through each setup dialog as normal, with these exceptions…
      1. Make sure you do a Typical Install (not a Full Install)
      2. When you get to the installation folder input dialog **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acadR14 (not .\AutoCAD R14 as usually prompted)**
  5. Now carry on with the install
    1. Do not reboot once the install is complete
    2. Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut e.g. “Cannot Create folder ‘AutoCAD R14’“, you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\acadR14\acad.exe by hand.
    3. Again, do not reboot if prompted to do so
  6. Once your AutoCAD R14 setup has completed the installation…
    1. Make sure you fully close the setup program.
    2. Once the setup is closed the Converter will automatically fix the c:\acadr14 program files. You should see “Success!” displayed in the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    3. Reboot your PC
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit…
    1. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\acadR14 and double click acad.exe

 

Troubleshooting

  • If your AutoCAD R14 setup is not starting after 45 minutes…
    • First try turning off UAC, 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 installing R14 from Windows Safe Mode
  • If you are getting either a Bad Mem Pointer error and or a Smartheap handler recursively re-entered error when you start your AutoCAD R14 then you need to re-run all the steps above, taking care to do each step precisely as it says, most likely you are missing from step 5 or you have not installed to c:\acadR14 as stated in step (7) above.
  • When starting AutoCAD, if you receive an ‘acad.exe – System Error’ message: The program can’t start because ac1st15.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. If you carried out step (7) above, then try rebooting your PC
  • If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft
  • Issues with Calcomp Digitizer – Calcomp Digitizer not working
  • 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 2000 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

 

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 2000 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 2000

…all is not lost, just read on…

How to install AutoCAD 2000

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. Before starting, we recommend turning off Windows UAC before installing AutoCAD 2000
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool by double clicking the Longbow Converter shortcut on your Desktop… .
    1. Insert your AutoCAD 2000 CD
    2. Select the 2nd tab titled “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver” by clicking on it
    3. Next, using the ‘…’ button select your AutoCAD 2000 CD
    4. Now click the “Run Old Installer” button.
      1. Read, understand and follow all the prompts.
  4. For AutoCAD 2000, the Migration Wizard almost instantly pops up, simply click Install 2000 as normal.
    1. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD 2000 setup.exe program to fully appear.
    2. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  5. 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:\acad2000 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD 2000 as usually prompted)** e.g.
    Setting AutoCAD 2000 custom install directory to c:\acad2000

    Setting AutoCAD 2000 custom install directory to c:\acad2000

    1. Ignore the error message that the shortcut cannot be created “Cannot create folder AutoCAD 2000“, you will need to create the program shortcut by hand once the installation is finished.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  6. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\acad2000 folder and click ‘Fix‘.
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD 2000 in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10! Simply use Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\acad2000 and double click acad.exe.

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 1

  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 sp1 from here
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp1 folder and click ‘Run’
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 2

  1. Download AutoCAD 2000 sp2 from here
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\sp\AutoCAD 2000 sp2 folder and click ‘Run’
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.

 Installing AutoCAD 2000 3D Graphics System Update 1

  1. If you use 3D alot in AutoCAD 2000, you should read on to install the 3DUpdate…
  2. Download AutoCAD 2000 3D Graphics System Update1 from here
  3. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:\Autodesk\update
  4. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\update folder and click ‘Run’
  5. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.

NOTE: Some users have found that the 3D Graphics System Update runs through the install as normal but doesn’t actually update the modules. If you suspect this is true, contact Longbow Software Support.

Troubleshooting:

  • If your AutoCAD 2000 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 installing AutoCAD 2000 from Windows Safe Mode

  • Plotting – if you are having plotting issues, either
  • If you see Proxy Warning Dialogs when you open a DWG using AutoCAD 2000, you need to install the service packs as described above.

  • If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft

  • Issues with Calcomp Digitizer – Calcomp Digitizer not working 

  • If you still see the error “Wrong OS, AutoCAD supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 5.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98” even after converting
    • Copy the AutoCAD 2000 CD fresh to your computer, then start from step (1) again
    • If you still get the error, you need the latest version of the Longbow Converter tool

  • 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

Copyright 2018 (c) Longbow Software

Installing Adobe Photoshop 5 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

This post solves all issues related to installing Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 both 64bit and 32bit…

…including the Autoplay application where it simply does nothing…

Adobe Photoshop Autoplay options do nothing

Adobe Photoshop Autoplay options do nothing

and/or you are seeing a message appear when running 16bit setup.exe…

This app can't run on your PC. To find a version that runs with your PC check with the publisher

This app can’t run on your PC. To find a version that runs with your PC check with the publisher.

Installing your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

How to install Adobe Photoshop 5

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 Reviver tool here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Photoshop 5.0 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool…
    1. Select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5\PHOTOSHP folder
    3. Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK… (read the next step)
  4. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 to 90 minutes for your Adobe Photoshop 5 setup.exe program to appear (be patient!)
    1. Once the Photoshop 5 setup application displays all in Blue, stop and read the next step…
  5. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, make sure you update the entry from .\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 (notice the dot at the beginning) to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 
  6. Now carry on with the install…
    1. Ignore any errors related to not being able to “…create the folder ‘Adobe Photoshop 5′”, you will have to manually create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0\photoshp.exe by hand.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Once Photoshop is installed
    1. quit the Adobe setup and go back to the Reviver tool
    2. Select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    3. using the “…” button pick the newly installed c:\Adobe folder and click Fix Old Program.
  8. Finally, create a shortcut on your Desktop which points to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0\photoshp.exe
  9. Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit!


Troubleshooting

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Installing AutoCAD R14 Architectural Desktop (ADT) on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: We have had the best success installing this product using our Converter solution on Windows 8 and Windows 10, in fact, we strongly advise using Windows 10 for this product.

Installing your AutoCAD Architectural Desktop (R14.01) on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 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. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the ‘…’ button pick your AutoCAD ADT R14 CD and follow the instructions
    3. Be patient – expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD R14 setup.exe program to appear.
    4. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. 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:\adtR14 (not .\AutoCAD or .\AutoCAD Architectural Desktop as usually prompted)**
    1. Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete). Ignore any errors related to not being able to “…create the folder ‘AutoCAD Architectural Desktop'”, you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\adtR14\acad.exe by hand.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  4. Once setup has finished
    1. go back to the Converter tool
    2. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    3. pick the newly installed c:\adtR14 folder and click “Fix Old Program
  5. Finally, create a shortcut to c:\adtR14\acad.exe – make sure the shortcut Target: is set to C:\adtR14\acad.exe /p “C:\adtR14\Desktop.arg”
  6. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD Architectural Desktop R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit
Troubleshooting:
  • If you are getting either a Bad Mem Pointer error and or a Smartheap handler recursively re-entered error when you start your AutoCAD Architectural Desktop then you need to re-run all the steps above, taking care to do each step precisely as it says.
  • If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft
  • Issues with Calcomp Digitizer – Calcomp Digitizer not working 
  • 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 plotupdate.exe for AutoCAD 2000 on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are receiving either an “Out of memory” or “Memory allocation error” while trying to plot inside of AutoCAD 2000, then you are most likely missing the AutoCAD 2000 patch called “plotupdate”.

This blog documents how to install the “plotupdate” patch on Windows7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 64bit. NOTE: You will have needed to install AutoCAD 2000 first

Here is the English readme for the AutoCAD 2000 plotupdate patch which explains what it specifically addresses. Click here for French, German, Italian and Spanish readme for plotupdate.exe

Here’s how to patch your AutoCAD 2000 with the plotupdate.exe

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Next download the Plotupdate.exe for AutoCAD 2000 zip and unzip to the folder c:\Autodesk, it will unzip to c:\Autodesk\Plotupdate2000
    1. Note: Click here for French, German, Italian and Spanish plotupdate.exe
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Next, select the 2nd tab named ‘Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the ‘…’ button select the path c:\Autodesk\Plotupdate2000 then click the ‘Run Old Installer‘ button
    3. When asked “Is this an installation media, a service pack/update or plug-in/app for AutoCAD?” say Yes
    4. Next, 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 at least 45 minutes for the AutoCAD 2000 Plotupdate setup.exe program to appear.
    5. Once the setup starts, install as normal (simply accept all defaults).
  4. Now run your AutoCAD 2000 and plot as normal
    1. Important Tip: You can add new Plotters using the c:\acad2000\addplwiz.exe

Troubleshooting

If your PlotUpdate 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)

If you still can’t get your plotter to work

  • Make sure your Anti-virus and/or Windows Firewall is not blocking splwow64.exe

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Installing Softdesk 8 Imaging for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: We have had the best success installing this product using our Converter solution on Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing Softdesk 8 Imaging for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

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. First, obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Install your AutoCAD R14 by carefully following the steps detailed here
  3. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Softdesk 8 Imaging CD contents to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\imagingR14
  4. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\imagingR14 folder, and click Run.
    1. When asked “Is this an installation media, a service pack/update or plug-in/app for AutoCAD?” say Yes
    2. Next, 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 at least 45 minutes for your Softdesk setup.exe program to appear. Once the setup starts, install as normal (simply accept all defaults).
  5. Next, start your AutoCAD R14. Once AutoCAD starts up fully, simply type preferences at the command line, select the Profiles tab, double click the Softdesk profile and make it the Current Profile. Finally, OK out of the preferences dialog.
  6. Now you can happily run your Softdesk 8 Imaging inside of AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit

Troubleshooting

If your 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 installing from Windows Safe Mode
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Installing Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 3 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: We have had the best success installing this product using our Converter solution on Windows 8 and Windows 10

 

Installing your Autodesk Mechanical Desktop R3 (otherwise known as MDT 3 and built on the AutoCAD R14.01 platform) on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

Instructions on installing Autodesk Mechanical R2 can be found here…

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, copy your entire MDT 3 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\mdt3R14
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. pick the c:\Autodesk\mdt3R14 folder and click the “Run Old Installer” button.
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
      2. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 minutes for your Mechanical 3 setup.exe program to appear.
      3. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. In the setup program…
    1. 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:\mdt3R14 (not .\Mechanical as usually prompted)**
  5. Now carry on with the install…
    1. Do not reboot once the install is complete.
    2. Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut folder “Autodesk Mechanical 3”, you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop pointing to your c:\mdt3R14\acad.exe by hand.
    3. You will also be prompted that Adobe reader 3.01 needs to be installed – when you press OK, again, expect to wait up to 45 minutes for the Adobe setup.exe program to appear install as normal accepting all defaults this time.
    4. Again, do not reboot if prompted to do so…
  6. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool…
    1. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. pick the newly installed c:\mdt3R14 folder and click “Fix Old Program“.
  7. At this point, you can actually run AutoCAD, simply run c:\mdt3R14\acad.exe using Windows Explorer… However…
  8. You will notice that you are running raw AutoCAD, to enable your Mechanical Desktop features, carry out these next steps, either…
    1. Add a shortcut (recommended) to C:\mdt3R14\acad.exe making sure that the Target Property of the shortcut is set to:C:\mdt3R14\acad.exe  /p C:\mdt3R14\desktop\desktop.arg
    2. or update your AutoCAD support path by hand…
      1. At the AutoCAD Command line, type the command ‘Preferences’, add new Support path folders c:\mdt3R14\acadm and then also c:\mdt3R14\acadm\support, now click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’ out of the dialog.
      2. Next, restart AutoCAD.
      3. When you are back in AutoCAD, type ‘Menuload’ at the command line, click browse, then navigate to C:\mdt3R14\acadm\support, change the file filter at the bottom to *.mnu, then open acadm.mnu, finally click Load, then pick Close.
      4. Now restart AutoCAD
  9. Now you can happily run your Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 3 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit
Troubleshooting:
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Installing Ulead PhotoImpact 11 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This blog post is specifically for installing Ulead PhotoImpact 11 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 both 32bit and 64bit.

For instructions on installing Ulead PhotoImpact 10 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 click here

Installing PhotoImpact 11 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 can be very easily defined in these short steps. NOTE: Be sure to use exactly same folder paths as specified below in order to ensure a clean install.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your PhotoImpact 11 installation CD to c:\PhotoImpact11CD
    1. If your PhotoImpact 11 installation consists of a single file called “Ulead PI 11.exe“, then once you have copied it to c:\PhotoImpact11CD simply rename it to setup.exe
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the first tab “Old Installer Reviver” tab, pick the newly copied c:\PhotoImpact10CD folder, then click the Fix and Run Old Installer button. Once completed, read and understand all messages from the Reviver tool…
  4. Next, your PhotoImpact 11 setup will startup and take you through the normal install process with this exception…
    1. When asked, make sure you install PhotoImpact 11 to c:\Ulead\PhotoImpact11 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Ulead Systems\Ulead PhotoImpact 11)
  5. Once installed, be sure to close the PhotoImpact 11 main setup as the Reviver tool is waiting for it to close before allowing you to move to the next step.
  6. Now go back to the Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver”, pick the newly installed c:\Ulead\PhotoImpact11 folder, then click “Fix Old Program“. If asked “Do you want to me to re-register your Program’s components…”, say No…
  7. Install the PhotoImpact 11 patch from here upi11 patch
  8. Next, start PhotoImpact 11
    1. if a dialog window appears on first launch which appears to hang the system, simply use task manager to End Process PhotoImpact 11 (restarting PhotoImpact 11 will now work)
    2. if the application hangs on first launch, simply use task manager to End Process PhotoImpact 11 (restarting PhotoImpact 11 will now work)
  9. You can now run your Ulead PhotoImpact 11 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 64bit
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