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!

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

As an existing AutoCAD R14 user, you most likely cannot do without you 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

Installing your AutoCAD R14 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. Before starting, we recommend turning off Windows UAC before installing AutoCAD R14
  3. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire AutoCAD R14 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\R14CD
  4. Start the Longbow Converter application…
    1. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, pick the c:\Autodesk\R14CD folder path (where you copied your R14 CD to in step 2)

      Selecting the your copied R14 CD in the Converter tool

      Selecting the your copied R14 CD in the Converter tool

    3. Next, 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 AutoCAD R14 setup.exe program to appear
    4. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next steps all the way to the end!
    5. If your AutoCAD R14 setup does not start after 45 minutes, read the Troubleshooting section below.
  5. In the AutoCAD R14 setup program…
    1. 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 c:\acadR14 (not .\AutoCAD R14 as usually prompted)**
  6. Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete).
    1. 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.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Once your AutoCAD R14 setup has completed the installation…
    1. 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:\acadR14 folder
    4. Next click the “Fix Old Program” button.

      Fixing the newly installed program files with the Converter

      Fixing the newly installed program files with the Converter

  8. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 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 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 and select the 2nd tab ‘Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver‘, select the path c:\Autodesk\Plotupdate2000, then click the ‘Run Old Installer‘ button
    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 the AutoCAD 2000 Plotupdate setup.exe program to appear.
    3. Once the setup starts, install as normal (simply accept all defaults).
  4. Now run your AutoCAD 2000 and plot as normal

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)

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

Most current AutoCAD LT 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 LT 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 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. Before starting, we recommend turning off Windows UAC before installing AutoCAD LT 2000
  3. 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
  4. 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…
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2000 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!
Troubleshooting:
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Installing Softdesk 8 for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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

Installing your Softdesk 8 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.

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 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\softdesk
  4. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\softdesk folder, and click Run. 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 we need to initialize Softdesk on startup, so depending on what works best for you – either
    1. Start your AutoCAD R14 by running c:\acadR14\acad.exe. 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.
    2. Another way to intialize Softdesk on startup is to create a Desktop shortcut to c:\acadR14\acad.exe – make sure the shortcut
      1. Target: is set to C:\acadR14\acad.exe /c c:\sdsk\programs /p “softdesk 8” 
      2. Working Directory: is set to C:\acadR14
  6. Now you can happily run your Softdesk tools inside of AutoCAD R14 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 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 AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop Release 2 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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

Installing your Mechanical Desktop R2 (built on AutoCAD R14.01) on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

Instructions on installing Autodesk Mechanical 3 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 Mechanical Desktop Release 2.0 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\mdtR14
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\mdtR14 folder, and click Run. 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 Mechanical Desktop setup.exe program to 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, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\mdtR14 (not .\Mechanical as usually prompted)**
  5. 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 shortcut, you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\mdtR14\acad.exe by hand. You will also be prompted that Adobe reader needs to be installed – when you press OK, expect to wait at least 45 minutes for the Adobe setup.exe program to appear install as normal accepting all defaults this time.
    1. 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:\mdtR14 folder and click Fix.
  7. Now you are ready to run AutoCAD, simply run c:\mdtR14\acad.exe using Windows Explorer.
  8. You will notice that you are running raw AutoCAD, to enable your Mechanical Desktop features, carry out these next steps…
    1. At the AutoCAD Command line, type the command ‘Preferences’, add new Support path folders c:\mdtR14\acadm and then also c:\mdtR14\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:\mdtR14\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 Mechanical Desktop Release 2.0 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit
Troubleshooting:
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Installing AutoCAD LT97 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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

Installing AutoCAD LT97 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, backup your entire AutoCAD LT97 installation CD to your hard drive, specifically to a folder path c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadLT97 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab – “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, select the c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadLT97 folder (where you just copied the CD in step (2)
    3. Once you have selected the c:\Autodesk\CDs\acadLT97 folder, simply 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 at least 45 minutes for your AutoCAD LT97 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 input – **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acadLT97 (not .\AutoCAD LT97 as usually prompted)**
  5. Now carry on with the install…
    1. Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut Cannot create folder “AutoCAD LT 97” you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\acadLT97\aclt.exe by hand.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  6. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool…
    1. select the 3rd tab – “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
    2. Using the “…” button, select the newly installed c:\acadLT97 folder
    3. Once you have selected the c:\acadLT97 folder simply click the “Fix” button.
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT97! Simply use Windows Explorer, navigate to c:\acadLT97 and double click aclt.exe.
Troubleshooting:
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