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Windows 7: External Hard Drives

27 Dec 2017   #11
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmmpro1 View Post
I didn't know that. My license allow me to operate on three computers. Wow, I guess I need to make one computer dedicated to Autodesk. The problem is that I am running PC-DMIS, CMM Manager and the two Autodesk items on one computer and its killing it. The laptop is a Probook 6470b.
If you have three licenses for each of these programs, then you should install each program on each computer that you want to run it on. You will have a lot less headaches if you do that. You can use your external hard drive as your data drive, but your Windows drive is where you should install the programs.

AutoCAD is very picky. I'm sure that other Autodesk programs are as well. I would install it on the C: drive, so there is no chance that Autodesk will think you are running it over a network.


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27 Dec 2017   #12
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes! It is very picky! I'm running Fusion 360 and Inventor.
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27 Dec 2017   #13
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

If Autodesk detects that you are violating your license, they will disable your software. Be forewarned. That's what happened to me with AutoCAD 2007.
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27 Dec 2017   #14
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I haven't done anything to violate. I'm still running on the laptop that I initially installed it on.
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29 Dec 2017   #15
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

Actually, there is a way to run from an external drive. If you have an esata plug connecting your drive, what you have is basically an internal drive 'outside' the computers case. As to connecting it to a different computer, it (Windows) probably/most likely will NOT run, unless both computers are set up identically, "identically". I do this with 2 identical comps & they work fine. I have found that if os is some flavor of linux/ubuntu, swapping to diff computers, the os takes a bit of time & figures out what I did and soon works just fine (at least older 8-9-10-11 vers of ubuntu do)
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29 Dec 2017   #16
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

We had identical computers where I worked once. Every computer was hardware identical with all others; and we used Norton Ghost to clone from one hard drive to another. That's about the only way you can swap the "extra" drive from computer to computer and it work. But even then, my experience with AutoCAD tells me that Autodesk would have some way of knowing that you are doing that, and would disable your license, causing your software not to work.

Since you have three licenses, the only way to successfully run this software on both computers is to install it on both computers, with each install having its own unique license. If you do things any other way, you will have problems.
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