Install 32bit AutoCAD Architecture 2014 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® Architecture® 2014”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD® Architecture® 2014. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

Installing AutoCAD Architecture 2014 (ADT 2014) 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 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. If you have CDs (if not check (3) below):
    1. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your AutoCAD Architecture 2014 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\ADT2014
    2. If you have more CD’s, copy them all directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\ADT2014 folder
  3. If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk called something like AutoCAD_Arch_2014_English_Win_32_64bit_en-us_Setup.exe
    1. Simply run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\ADT2014), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the AutoCAD Architecture 2014 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\ADT2014 folder, and click the Convert button.
  5. Once the conversion process is complete, click Install/Run Setup to start setup. Simply install as normal.
    1. Once installed, we recommend you disable the AutoCAD Communication Center/InfoCenter toolbar as it uses a lot of memory, causes slow startup and most people don’t use it anyway!
  6. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD Architecture 2014 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10!

Troubleshooting:

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

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

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

Copyright 2014 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 32bit AutoCAD LT 2014 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD LT®”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD LT® 2014. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

Installing AutoCAD LT 2014 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. If you have CDs (if not check (3) below):
    1. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your AutoCAD LT 2014 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2014
    2. If you have more CD’s, copy them all directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2014 folder
  3. If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk called something like AutoCAD_LT_2014_English_Win_32bit.exe
    1. Simply run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2014), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the AutoCAD LT 2014 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab named ‘AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    1. pick the c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2014 folder
    2. click the ‘Convert‘ button.
  5. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. Click ‘Install/Run Setup‘ to start setup
    2. Install as normal.
  6. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users: Once the installation process is complete…
    1. go back to the Converter, select the 3rd tab named ‘Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. Pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\AutoCAD LT 2014 folder
    3. Click ‘Fix Old Program‘.
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2014 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!

Troubleshooting:

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

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

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

Copyright 2016 (c) Longbow Software

Install 32bit AutoCAD Electrical 2010 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® Electrical® 2010”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD® Electrical® 2010. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

…Also, hung “Merging content…” message while installing…

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

Installing 32bit AutoCAD Electrical 2010 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

  1. First of all, you need V9.20 of the Longbow Converter (or newer) – obtain the latest version of the Longbow Converter here
  2. If you have CDs (if not skip to step 3 below) you must copy ALL CDs to your hard drive using the following instructions…
    1. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your AutoCAD Electrical 2010 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\AutoCADE2010
    2. If you have more CD’s, copy them all directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\AutoCADE2010 folder
  3. If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk
    1. Run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder name created for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\AutoCADE2010), now click OK.
    2. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the AutoCAD Electrical 2010 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
  4. Next start the Longbow Converter tool (V9.20 or newer)
    1. select the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    2. Pick the c:\Autodesk\AutoCADE2010 folder (where you copied the CDs to)
    3. then click the “Convert… button
  5. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup.
    2. Install as normal, EXCEPT – you must install to “c:\AcadE2010” (<<< the exact text, anything else will fail!) instead of c:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Electrical.
    3. NOTE: Be sure to download any updates that the setup offers you.
  6. Windows 8 users: Once the installation process is complete, go back to the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\Acade 2010 folder, then click Fix Old Program
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD 2010 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Troubleshooting:

  1. If your installed AutoCAD is hanging on startup then read this post first AutoCAD Freezes on startup (AutoCAD visible but the menus don’t appear)
  2. if your AutoCAD hangs on startup (stuck at the “Checking License…” message, try installing the 32bit version of AutoCAD 2010 on 64bit Windows – we’ve actually found the 32bit AutoCAD 2010 running on 64bit Windows is much more stable and actually faster than the 64bit version of AutoCAD 2010.
  3. If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here
  4. If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes:
    1. Try uninstalling the July 2014 Microsoft security update
    2. Try downgrading your Internet Explorer (IE) from version 11 to version 10 by following the instructions detailed here
  5. 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
  6. If your Windows hangs on startup after installing please refer to this help blog
Copyright 2016 (c) Longbow Software

Installing Rhino 3 (Rhinoceros 3) on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing your Rhino 3 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 4.13 or newer
  2. Copy your entire Rhino 3 CD to c:\CDs\Rhino3
  3. Start the Reviver tool
    1. Select the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver
    2. Pick the path to the copy of your Rhino CD on your hard drive e.g c:\CDs\Rhino3
    3. Click the “Fix and Run Old Installer” button
      1. Don’t select the “Disable Windows 64bit Device Driver Signing Verification” check box
      2. Read and understand all messages that appear and click OK
      3. d. Now the Rhino 3 setup should start as normal, read the next step before continuing
  4. Once in the Rhino setup, install as normal, except
    1. When prompted for the installation path c:\Program Files (x86)\Rhinoceros 3.0, change it to c:\Rhino3
    2. NOTE: You may have to create the folder by hand using Windows Explorer
    3. Now finish the install
    4. Completely close the setup application
  5. Next, before running Rhino 3
    1. Go back to the Reviver tool
    2. Pick the 2nd tab named “Old Program Reviver
    3. Using the “…” button, select the newly installed c:\Rhino3 path
    4. Click the “Fix Old Program” button
      1. When prompted “Do you want me to re-register your Program’s components?”, say no
  6. Now you can happily run your Rhino 3 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!

Copyright 2016 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 32bit AutoCAD LT 2015 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD LT®”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD LT® 2015. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

Installing AutoCAD LT 2015 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. If you have CDs (if not check (3) below):
    1. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your AutoCAD LT 2015 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2015
    2. If you have more CD’s, copy them all directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2015 folder
  3. If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk called something like AutoCAD_LT_2015_English_Win_32bit.exe
    1. Simply run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2015), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the AutoCAD LT 2015 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab named ‘AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    1. pick the c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2015 folder
    2. click the ‘Convert‘ button.
  5. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. Click ‘Install/Run Setup‘ to start setup
    2. Install as normal.
  6. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users: Once the installation process is complete…
    1. go back to the Converter, select the 3rd tab named ‘Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. Pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\AutoCAD LT 2015 folder
    3. Click ‘Fix Old Program‘.
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD LT 2015 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!

Troubleshooting:

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

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

Copyright 2016 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 32bit AutoCAD MEP 2013 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD MEP 2013 on newer versions of 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Some common issues are error messages like these…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD MEP 2013”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD MEP 2013. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD MEP 2013 installation so that you can be up and running again… Follow these instructions:

How to install AutoCAD MEP 2013

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Converter App and note the user interface
  3. Select the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    1. Using the “. . .” button, selection your AutoCAD installation CD
    2. Next, click the “Convert button and follow instructions
  4. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Simply install as normal, remembering to…
      1. Close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      2. Now back in the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  5. Now run your AutoCAD as normal
 

Installing AutoCAD MEP 2013 Service Packs

There are 2 sp’s for AutoCAD MEP 2013, these are the the 32bit versions of the sp’s

  1. Here’s sp1 – AutoCAD MEP 2013 sp1 – install as normal
  2. Here’s sp2 – AutoCAD MEP 2013 sp2 – install as normal
 

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

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

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

 

Copyright 2019 (c) Longbow Software
 

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 AutoCAD Architecture 2012 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation of AutoCAD ADT 2012…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® Architecture®”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD® Architecture® 2012. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

Installing AutoCAD Architecture 2012 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter tool here
  2. If you have CDs:
    1. Using Windows Explorer, make a backup of your Disk 1 of your ADT CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\adt2012
    2. Next, if you have a second CD, copy Disk 2 of your ADT CD’s directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\adt2012 folder
    3. Same again for Disk 3, if there is one
  3. If you have a single self extracting “??_sfx.exe” downloaded from Autodesk
    1. Run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\adt2012), now click OK.
    2. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, note that the ADT 2012 setup will automatically launch – make sure you close the setup and move to the next step.
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    1. Next, using the ‘‘ button select the newly created c:\Autodesk\adt2012 folder, and click the ‘Convert‘ button.
      1. If the Converter complains that this is not a 32bit installer, make sure you select the folder which contains the setup.exe and the setup.ini files in the root of the installation media
  5. Once the conversion process is complete, simply click the “Install/Run Setup to start the setup.
    1. Now, just install as normal.
  6. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users…
    1. Once the installation process is complete, close the Setup program
    2. go back to the Converter…
      1. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
      2. pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\\Autodesk\AutoCAD Architecture 2012 folder
      3. then click the ‘Fix‘ button.
  7. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD Architecture 2012 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 64bit!

Installing ADT 2012 Service Packs

We recommend that you download and install the latest Service Packs from Autodesk which can be found here

Troubleshooting:

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

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

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

Copyright 2017 (c) Longbow Software

Installing AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 2004 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: We currently only US unlocked versions of 2004 on 64bit OS. European or locked US support 2004 is limited only to 32bit Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10.

Installing AutoCAD Mechanical 2004 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and 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.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, your MDT 2004 CD to your hard drive, to folder path c:\Autodesk\InstallCDs\mdt2004
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool…
    1. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
    2. Now pick the ‘…’ button and select the folder path c:\Autodesk\InstallCDs\mdt2004
    3. Now click the “Run Old Installer…” button.
    4. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
      1. 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:\mdt2004 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Mechanical 2004**
    5. If you see an error in install “.NET Runtime Optimization Service has stopped working” – simply ignore by clicking the “Close Program” button
  4. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool…
    1. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. pick the newly installed c:\mdt2004 folder and click “Fix Old Program…“.
  5. Now you can run happily your MDT 2004 in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 both 32bit and 64bit.
    1. NOTE: If you see a warning dialog when you run saying “This program has known compatibility issues“, simply click “Don’t show this message again” and then click “Run the Program…”
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 Qualcomm Eudora 7.1 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are having problems installing your Qualcomm Eudora 7.1 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit with errors like…

“Error 1706. No valid source could be found for product Eudora Project.  The Windows Installer cannot continue”

…then read on…

Installing your Eudora 7.1 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. Copy your Eudora_7.1.<version>.exe setup program to a folder on your hard drive, say C:\InstallDisks\Eudora
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool and select the 2nd tab called “Old Program Reviver
    1. Select the path to C:\InstallDisks\Eudora
    2. Select the ‘Run As” option to Windows 2000
    3. Next, click the ‘Fix Old Program‘ button.
    4. Once the process is complete, using Windows Explorer, double click the C:\InstallDisks\Eudora\Eudora_7.1.<version>.exe to install as normal
  4. Once installed, and before running the application…
    1. Go back to the Reviver application, select the 2nd tab called “Old Program Reviver
    2. Pick the path C:\Program Files (x86)\Qualcomm\Eudora then then click the ‘Fix Old Program‘ button.
  5. Now you can happily run your Eudora!

Copyright 2016 (c) Longbow Software

Installing Map 3D 2016 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation of AutoCAD Map3D 2016…

  • “This operating system isn’t supported by AutoCAD”
  • “You can’t install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD ‘version’. It can’t be installed on 64-bit Windows”

Installing AutoCAD Map 3D 2016 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 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. If you have CDs:
    1. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your Map 3D CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\Map3d2016
    2. Next, if you have a second CD, copy Disk 2 of your Map 3D CD directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\Map3d2016 folder
    3. Same again for Disk 3, if there is one
  3. If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk named something like “Autodesk_Map_2016_English_Win_32bit_DLM.sfx.exe
    1. Run the Autodesk_Map_2016_English_Win_32bit_DLM.sfx.exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (for simplicity sake, we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\Map3d2016), now click “OK”. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, note that the Map 3D 2016 setup will automatically launch – make sure you close the setup and move to the next step.
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\Map3d2016 folder, and click the Convert button.
  5. Once the conversion process is complete, click Install/Run Setup to start setup. Next, just install as normal.
  6. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users: Once the installation process is complete, go back to the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\AutoCAD Map 3d 2016 folder, then click ‘Fix Old Program‘.
  7. Now you can happily run your Map 3D 2016 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 64bit!

Troubleshooting:

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

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

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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Installing 32bit AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

These instructions solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 on newer versions of 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Some common issues are error messages like these…

“This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008”

You can automatically solve these problems using our Longbow Converter App, it fixes and manages the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 installation so that you can be up and running again… Follow these instructions:

How to install AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Converter App and note the user interface
  3. Select the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    1. Using the “. . .” button, selection your AutoCAD installation CD
    2. Next, click the “Convert button and follow instructions
  4. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Simply install as normal, remembering to…
      1. Close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      2. Now back in the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  5. Now run your AutoCAD as normal

Installing the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 sp2 (contains sp1)

We recommend that you download and install the latest sp2 from Autodesk which can be found here – AutoCAD Civil 3d 2008 sp2

Troubleshooting

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

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

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Installing 32bit AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2011”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2011. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

Installing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 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. If you have CDs:
    1. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your Civil 3D 2011 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\Civil3d2011
    2. Next, copy Disk 2 of your Civil 3D CD directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\Civil3d2011 folder
    3. Same again for Disk 3
  3. If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk
    1. Run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\Civil3d2011), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the Civil 3D 2011 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\Civil3d2011 folder, and click the Convert button.
  5. Once the conversion process is complete, click Install/Run Setup to start setup. Simply install as normal.
  6. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users: Once the installation process is complete, go back to the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Civil3d 2011 folder, then click Fix.
  7. Now you can happily run your Civil 3D 2011 32bit on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8 64bit.

Installing the 32bit Civil 3D Service Packs

We recommend that you download and install the latest Service Packs from Autodesk which can be found here. NOTE once installed, no need to re-run the Converter App

Troubleshooting:

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

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

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Installing AutoSolids A2K on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing your AutoSolids 2K on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

AutoSolids A2K AutoRun.exe

AutoSolids A2K AutoRun.exe

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, click on this link to download the AutoSolids 2K install disk and unzip the contents to c:\InstallDisks\AutoSolids2000 (setup.exe must be in this folder)
  3. Next, start the Longbow Converter tool and select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver”. Using the “…” button pick the folder path c:\InstallDisks\AutoSolids2000 folder and click “OK”.
    1. Next, click the “Run Old Installer” button, it will start processing.
    2. When the Converter asks if this is a plugin to AutoCAD, click “Yes”
    3. Read and understand all prompts as they appear, before pressing OK to dismiss them.
    4. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoSolids 2K setup.exe program to appear.
    5. Once the AutoSolids 2K setup starts, stop and read the next step…
      1. Note: If your AutoSolids 2K setup does not start after 45 minutes, read the Troubleshooting section below.
  4. 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 c:\acad2000 (not C:\Program Files\AutoSolids A2K as normally prompted)** – see image…

    AutoSolids A2K Custom Install Path

    AutoSolids A2K Custom Install Path

  5. Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete).
    1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  6. Now start AutoCAD 2000, your AutoSolids 2K should now be working as normal.
    1. If not, see Troubleshooting section below
Troubleshooting:
  • If your AutoSolids A2K 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 AutoSolids A2K using the same instructions as above but from Windows Safe Mode
  • If your AutoSolids A2K is not loaded
    • Try loading the c:\acad2000\AutoSolidsTB.mnu via the MENULOAD command in AutoCAD
    • If you now see the AutoSolid A2K menus but the program isn’t running, using the APPLOAD command try loading the c:\acad2000\AutoSolids.arx
  • 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 Mechanical 2004 from Inventor Series 7 CD on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing AutoCAD Mechanical 2004 from Inventor Series 7 CD on Windows 7, Windows 8 and 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.

How to install MDT 2004 from Inventor 7 CD

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 2 (not Disk 1) of your Inventor Series 7 CD to your hard drive, to folder path c:\Autodesk\InstallCDs\mdt2004
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool…
    1. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Pick the ‘…’ button and select the folder path c:\Autodesk\InstallCDs\mdt2004\Bin\ACADFeui
    3. Now click the “Run Old Installer…” button
      1. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. 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:\mdt2004 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Mechanical 2004**
    2. If you see an error in install “.NET Runtime Optimization Service has stopped working” – simply ignore by clicking the “Close Program” button
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool…
    1. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. pick the newly installed c:\mdt2004 folder
    3. click “Fix Old Program…
  6. Now you can run happily your MDT 2004 in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 both 32bit and 64bit.
    1. NOTE: If you see a warning dialog when you run saying “This program has known compatibility issues“, simply click “Don’t show this message again” and then click “Run the Program…”

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
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Installing AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing AutoCAD Mechanical (MDT) 2006 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

IMPORTANT NOTE: Autodesk no longer supply License Activation codes for this version of AutoCAD. The best way is to transfer your existing license to the new PC but there are other options, we document them here

How to install AutoCAD Mechanical 2006

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire MDT 2006 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\mdt2006 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“, pick the c:\Autodesk\mdt2006 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  4. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\mdt2006 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 as usually prompted by default)**
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver“, pick the newly installed c:\mdt2006 folder and click Fix.
  6. Now you can happily run your MDT 2006 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Installing the MDT 2006 Service Pack 2

  1. Click one of these to download the MDT 2006 sp2 (you will either have a locked or unlocked version labeled on your original CD)
    1. Download the unlocked MDT 2006 sp2 (Acm2006_unl_SP2.exe)
    2. Download the locked MDT 2006 sp2 (Acm2006_swl_SP2.exe)
  2. Now Copy the *SP2.exe to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\sp folder and click Fix.
  4. Now run the *SP2.exe from Windows explorer to install.

Troubleshooting

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

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

 
Copyright 2016 (c) Longbow Software

Installing Adobe Illustrator 8 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Most likely, the reason you found this page is because your Adobe Illustrator 8 Autoplay does nothing when you click the “Adobe Illustrator 8” install button…

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…the good news is, that it can be solved!

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

How to install Adobe Illustrator 8

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 Illustrator 8 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Illustrator8
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool…
    1. Select the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver
    2. then using the ‘…’ button pick the  c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Illustrator8\Adobe Illustrator 8.0 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.
  4. Once your Adobe Illustrator 8 setup screen appears, install as normal except:
    1. As shown just below, when you arrive at the install to ‘Destination Folder” – it is vitally important that you install to c:\adobe\illustrator 8 (not .\Adobe\Illustrator 8 as normally prompted)
    2. Now continue with setup as normal
    3. Once setup is complete, do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Now Illustrator is installed. In the Longbow Reviver tool…
    1. Select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    2. Pick the newly installed c:\adobe\illustrator 10 folder
      1. Select Run as “Windows 98
    3. Now click ‘Fix Old Program’
      1. Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  6. Reboot your PC
  7. Now you can happily run your Adobe Illustrator 8, using Windows Explorer, simply run c:\adobe\illustrator 8\illustrator

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 64bit AutoCAD Architecture 2009 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 64bit

Your 64bit AutoCAD Architecture 2009 (ADT 2009) was never designed to run in Windows 8 or Windows 10 64bit (these versions of Windows are newer than ADT 2009). In order for your ADT 2009 to run as it did in previous versions of Windows, you need to follow these easy steps…

Install 64bit AutoCAD 2009

  1. Make sure all previous installed versions of AutoCAD 2009 are uninstalled first.
  2. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  3. Start the Converter tool
    1. Pick the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    2. Using your mouse, right click the tab text “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter” so that it changes to “AutoCAD 64bit Installer Converter
    3. Next, using the “…” button, select your AutoCAD installation CD and follow the instructions presented by the Converter tool user interface.
  4. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Simply install as normal, remembering to…
      1. Close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      2. Now back in the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  5. Now run your AutoCAD as normal

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way

Installing ADT 2009 Service Packs

We recommend that you download and install the latest Service Packs from Autodesk which can be found here. NOTE: Update 3 contains Update 1 and 2 also.

Troubleshooting

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

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

 

 
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Installing AutoCAD Architecture 2009 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation of AutoCAD ADT 2009…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® Architecture® 2009”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD® Architecture® 2009. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

How to install AutoCAD ADT 2009

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start In the Converter App and note the user interface
  3. Select the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    1. Using the “. . .” button, selection your AutoCAD installation CD
    2. Next, click the “Convert button and follow instructions
  4. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Simply install as normal, remembering to…
      1. Close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      2. Now back in the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  5. Now run your AutoCAD as normal

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way

Installing ADT 2009 Service Packs

We recommend that you download and install the latest Service Packs from Autodesk which can be found here. Update 3 contains Update 1 and 2 also.

Troubleshooting

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

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

Copyright 2019 (c) Longbow Software

Installing 64bit AutoCAD LT 2010 on Windows 8 and Windows 10 64bit

Your 64bit AutoCAD LT 2010 was never designed to run in Windows , Windows 8 or Windows 10 64bit (these versions of Windows are newer than AutoCAD LT 2010). In order for your AutoCAD LT 2010 to run as it did in previous versions of Windows, you need to follow these easy steps…

How to install 64bit AutoCAD LT 2010

  1. First, uninstall any existing AutoCAD 2010 installations on your computer
  2. Next obtain a copy of the Longbow Converter App, download here
  3. Start the Converter tool
    1. Pick the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    2. Using your mouse, click the “32bit” button in “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter” so that it changes to “AutoCAD 64bit Installer Converter
    3. Next, using the “. . .  button, select your AutoCAD installation CD and follow the instructions presented by the Converter tool user interface.
  4. Once the conversion process is complete
    1. click Install/Run Setup to start setup
    2. Once you have completed the AutoCAD installation process…
      1. Completely close the setup program
      2. Go back to the Converter App and make sure it states “Success!
  5. Now you can run your AutoCAD as normal

Troubleshooting

  1. If your installed AutoCAD is hanging on startup then read this post first AutoCAD Freezes on startup (AutoCAD visible but the menus don’t appear)
  2. if your AutoCAD hangs on startup (stuck at the “Checking License…” message, try installing the 32bit version of AutoCAD 2010 on 64bit Windows – we’ve actually found the 32bit AutoCAD 2010 running on 64bit Windows is much more stable and actually faster than the 64bit version of AutoCAD 2010.
  3. If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here
  4. If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes:
    1. Try uninstalling the July 2014 Microsoft security update
    2. Try downgrading your Internet Explorer (IE) from version 11 to version 10 by following the instructions detailed here
  5. 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
  6. If your Windows hangs on startup after installing please refer to this help blog
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Installing Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: We currently only support US unlocked versions of 2004 on 64bit OS. European or locked US support 2004 is limited only to 32bit Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10.

Follow these instructions to solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD 2004 on newer versions of 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

How to install Autodesk LDT 2004 

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Insert your AutoCAD CD into your CDRom drive
    2. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    3. Using the “…” button, path the to your AutoCAD CD
    4. Click “Run Old Installer
      1. Read and follow all the prompts
      2. Once the AutoCAD setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. In the AutoCAD setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, with these exceptions…
    1. Problem NOTES:
      1. if you cannot move past the first screen in the setup, see Trouble Shooting below
      2. When you click the Install link from your  AutoCAD setup you may see a dialog box appear saying – “This program has compatibility issues” – simply check the “Don’t show this message again” and then click the “Run the program without getting help”.
    2. When you arrive at the installation folder path setup dialog…
      1. **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\ldt2004 (not Program Files (x86)\Autodesk Land Desktop 2004)**.
    3. While installing…
      1. If you see an error in install “.NET Runtime Optimization Service has stopped working” – simply ignore by clicking the “Close Program” button
      2. Do not reboot if asked to do so
    4. Once installed
      1. Do not reboot if asked to do so
      2. Make sure to fully close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      3. Back in the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  4. Finally, reboot your PC and run your AutoCAD as normal
    1. NOTE: When starting AutoCAD, if you see a warning dialog when you run saying “This program has known compatibility issues
      1. Click “Don’t show this message again”
      2. then click “Run the Program…”

Installing Autodesk LDT 2004 Sp1

  1. Download LDT 2004 sp2 from here 
    1. Copy the file into c:\Autodesk\sp
  2. Start the Converter
    1. Select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. Pick the c:\Autodesk\sp folder
    3. Now click the Fix Old Program button.
    4. Install as normal

Troubleshooting

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

– 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 32bit AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

NOTE: This blog post specifically solves issues related to these error messages on installation…

  • “This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012”
  • “You cannot install this product on the current operating system”
  • “You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system”
  • “This is a 32-bit AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows”

Installing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 32bit on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 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. If you have CDs:
    1. Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your Civil 3D 2012 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\Civil3d2012
    2. Next, copy Disk 2 of your Civil 3D CD directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\Civil3d2012 folder
    3. Same again for Disk 3
  3. If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk
    1. Run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\Civil3d2012), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the Civil 3D 2012 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
  4. Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    1. Next, using the ‘‘ button select the newly created c:\Autodesk\civil3d2012 folder, and click the ‘Convert‘ button.
      1. If the Converter complains that this is not a 32bit installer, make sure you select the folder which contains the setup.exe and the setup.ini files in the root of the installation media
  5. Once the conversion process is complete, click Install/Run Setup to start setup. Simply install as normal.
  6. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users: Once the installation process is complete, go back to the Converter, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Civil3d 2012 folder, then click Fix.
  7. Now you can happily run your Civil 3D 2012 32bit on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8 64bit.

Installing the 32bit Civil 3D Service Packs

We recommend that you download and install the latest Service Packs from Autodesk which can be found here –

Troubleshooting:

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

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

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

Copyright 2015 (c) Longbow Software

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
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Installing 64bit AutoCAD 2013 on Windows 10 64bit

Your 64bit AutoCAD 2013 was not designed to run in Windows 10 (this version of Windows is newer than AutoCAD 2013). In order for your AutoCAD 2013 to run as it did in previous versions of Windows, you need to follow these easy steps…

Install 64bit AutoCAD 2013

  1. Make sure all previous installed versions of AutoCAD 2013 are uninstalled first.
  2. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  3. Start the Converter tool
    1. Pick the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter
    2. Using your mouse, right click the tab text “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter” so that it changes to “AutoCAD 64bit Installer Converter
    3. Next, using the “…” button, select your AutoCAD installation CD and follow the instructions presented by the Converter tool user interface.
  4. Once you have completed the AutoCAD installation process…
    1. close the setup program then start the Converter software
    2. Select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
      1. Using the “…” button, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013 folder
      2. then click “Fix Old Program
  5. Next install the AutoCAD 2013 sp2 from here 
  6. Now you can happily run your AutoCAD 2013 64bit on Windows 10

Troubleshooting

– If your AutoCAD crashes while interacting with the Ribbon click here

– If your AutoCAD is running really slowly, try disabling your integrated graphics card so you can run your high-performance card instead

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

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

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