I am currently running AutoCad2010 on windows 7. I have been searching for a driver for my HP750c plotter. I have tried the windows Vista 64 bit driver with no results. Does anyone have a driver that will work for me.
Now I feel real dumb. It was user error. I had set the plotter at LPT1 instead of LPT2. The driver from Windows Vista 64 bit worked fine with no problems. I now can use my old HP750c without a hitch.
I am experiencing the same problem. My os was Windows xp but my computer crashed and now I am using windows 7. When I try to load my software it says "not compatible". I have tried to change the compatibility but still no luck. Can you explain again what I need to do to be able to run the software. Apparently I am using a 64 bit system.
Just for the halibut I installed 2000 on my 32-bit Win7 machine and it works okay -- no XP emulation needed.
I recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit installed on it, and finally got around to trying to install AutoCAD 2000 on it. Here's what I know...
AutoCAD 2000 wouldn't install from the CD, due to some compatibility issues, between the installer and the 64 bit OS.
I did some searching and found a thread about the same issue with Vista, where someone said they had just copied the AutoCAD folder and system files, so I gave it a try.
I tried a few different things, and this is what I think it takes...
Copy the XP c:\Program Files\ACAD2000 folder to Win7 c:\Program Files (x86)\ACAD2000
Copy the files in XP c:\Windows\System to Win7 c:\Windows\System
I also copied the folder XP c:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared to Win7 c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
but found that Acad.exe wouldn't run because it couldn't find the .dll files in the Autodesk Shared folder.
So, I simply copied all the files in the Autodesk Shared folder into the ACAD2000 folder, where the Acad.exe is, and it worked)
There are still issues I haven't tried to resolve yet, like some of the commands don't work and are shown as 'unknown', but I am able to start the program and at least do something with it.
I will try to figure out the other problems later, when I have time, and of course I will uninstall the proram from my old computer as soon as I get the new one to work.)
Thank you very much for your reply. Here is what I have found out after several sessions with both Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. I am running Windows 7 Premium on my HP computer. Per Microsoft sessions, Windows Home Premium will not run Auto Cad 2000 without complications ( as you mentioned, some things work, some don't ) but by upgrading to Windows Professional, your problems are solved. providing your computer is up to it. Now per HP sessions, the computer I bought is not set up for office applications. By this I mean anything other than home use such as checking email, internet browsing, playing cards, etc. Apparently Auto Cad 2000 is considered as office software, not home software therefore it still will not run on my computer. This is 100% my fault for not doing the proper research. Now, here is the good news. According to Microsoft, you can download software called virtual PC ( by the way this is free). Then download free software called XP Mode. Now this will allow you to run XP on your Windows 7 operating system. But this will only operate with Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate, not Windows 7 Home Premium. The upgrade to the Professional edition it $89.95 from Microsoft. There is a video demonstration on Microsofts web site that will explain how this works and how to install it. All of this information is the result of several sessions with both Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. The representative from HP ( an American by the way) told me it was not worth the headaches I will encounter without upgrading my computer and Windows 7 Professional. I apologize for taking up so much room and time, but I tried to relay all of the information I have gathered to try to relieve some of the problems for someone else
I was able to load Acad 2000 onto my new dell desktop. But I can't seem to plot to my HP DJ430. There does not seem to be a driver available. The new os is Windows 7 home addition 64 bit. Any solutions would be most appreciated.
You might try looking for a copy of Windows Vista 64 bit. The driver for my HP750C worked with Windows 7. It might work for your design jet also.
I installed ACADLT 2000 on a Win7 Professional 32 bit box.
It seems to be working so far except printing. I had a HPLJ HL-1320 attached to an XP SP3 (professional) box. Acad couldn't see the printer or any of my other networked printers (Win7 drivers aren't installed on the print server (W2003 Server) yet.
I tried attaching the HL-1320 to the Win7 box, and ACAD would see the printer, but would give a memory error when I tried to select it. It would then disappear from the selection till I restarted ACAD.
Just FYI for now.