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Windows 7: Has anyone tried AutoCAD 2008 LT on Win7 x64?


12 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Has anyone tried AutoCAD 2008 LT on Win7 x64?

I checked the Autodesk website, and the freaking upgrade to 2010 is over $500!!! That's out of my league, and IMHO, way to much for the upgrade of a product that is only a year or so out of date. (Autodesk currently has a $300 rebate on AutoCAD LT, but it does not pertain to the upgrade, only new purchases - which oddly enough makes the full version about the same price as the upgrade!!)

Anyway, I have yet to try and install the 2008 version because I don't want to screw up my clean registry, so I figured I'd check and see if anyone else is in the same boat and has tried one way or another.

Anyone?

THANKS

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20 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well, since the crickets were chirping here, and I could not find anything anywhere else on the internet, I created a Restore Point and ran the install. Amazingly enough, aside from a Adobe Flash error on installation (which is easily bypassed), the install went fine and the program works! WHEW!

So, for any other souls out there not wanting to spend the $500+ for an upgrade to version 10, it seems that Version 8 LT works fine with Windows 7 64-bit version.

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04 Mar 2010   #3

xp
 
 

may i ask which version of windows 7 64 bit you were using? my xp laptop is dying fast and i'm running Autocad LT 2008. I checked the local box stores and they only stock laptops with Home Premium 64 bit. But from what i'm reading i may need Professional and run the xp module to install the autocad. So anymore info you have about your install would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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04 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Don't worry. I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64 and the AutoCadLT 2008 works fine. Installs fine in the native Windows 7 O/S. No need for XP Mode. Just cancel the Adobe install that is part of the installation on the AutoCad LT 2008 CD. You can skip right over it.
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05 Mar 2010   #5

xp
 
 

So is there a chance that Autocad L 2008 would work on Windows 7 Home Premium? If it works on the native Win 7 Pro....
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05 Mar 2010   #6

 

Yes it should work fine on Home Premium.
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19 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I installed Autocad 2008 LT on Windows 7 64 bit, but when I access to the Communication Center, it tells "Installation Not Completed"...
...and so it's impossible the update to the Service Pack 1.

Some of you have the same problem?
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20 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I's an Autocad bug.
You have to change Communication Center settings until you can see the "update available" message. You can now upgrade, but Autocad will continue to notify the availability of the Service Pack 1, also if you have already installed it.

Seems like there is no way to solve this behaviour.
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26 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 64
 
 

The problem with XP mode on 64bit Windows 7 is that it's another whole operating system running on top of the existing one.

Windows 7 has perfect 32bit emulation, there's no reason why AutoCAD LT can't run on it, it's an Autodesk restriction for no reason it seems.

I used this software www.longbowsoftware.com, it works with all the AutoCAD's, including AutoCAD LT. I used it for my AutoCAD 2008 and it works really well! I'm running 32bit AutoCAD on my Windows 7 64bit perfectly!!! Very happy

Hope this help someone.
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27 Sep 2010   #10

xp
 
 

I've been running two copies of AutoCad LT 2008 for almost 6 months now. One on a Dell laptop running Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit with no issues. The other copy is on a HP desktop running the same, but on this machine LT crashes from time to time for no determined reason. But we have been able to recover our work each time, and for the most part it does work.
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