if anyone cares I had loaded acad 2000 by pulling it across a network to my folders on my new win7 machine, and had problems with the dim commands not working.
I found this...
and I made a file that loaded every arx file I could find, and everything started working agian.
I wanted to know if my AutoCAD 2000i LT would work on Windoes 7 64 Bit OS, so I turned on the Compatability mode on Windows 7, installed the software, the only thing that does not work is the "Today" Software that came with 2000i LT otherwise it works just fine.
Jeff, un install your autocad 2000 from your windows 7 OS, then turn on the compatibility mode, re-install your software, open AutoCAD, go to Tools/Options/System/ (Under General Options, use the drop down menu and click (Do not show a start up dialog) then click apply and re-start the programe.
This allowed me Full Function of AutoCAD 2000i LT.
I want 'AUTOCAD 2000 single user license' to get working
on my newly PC with Windwos 7 x64.
The installation under 'Windows XP mode - Virtual PC' was not
the key problem problem at all (i.e. setup.exe is running),
but the App fails to start running.
The key problem is rather, that during startup, the program is
checking the Sentinel-Dongle installed at the printer parallel port.
Although I have the dongle properly plugged to LPT1, it obviously
is not recognized.
Meanwhile I've learnt, that 'XPM-VM' is not supporting the parallel port,
but in no case, 'Autocad 200' would install under the host W7x64.
So I'm wonderung about the 'heurekas' of most of the other guys
in this discussion, who claim a successful installation
of Autocad 2000 on their Windows 7 PC.
Any helpful comment is greatly appreciated.
I did the same, after buying a new Window 7 machine, upgrading to Professional, etc. etc. and giving up (I returned the computer for a refund at a small discount). Going with the switcher works really well and is actually pretty cool!
What's your point? My AutoCAD 2000 works well and does everything I need it to in 2D, especially with all my custom LISP programming. Why spend $4000 to get something that will take days to get everything running right again (like I had to do with the other couple upgrades I did YEARS ago!)?
Good Morning tsiddik,
Had the same problem before, but I followed instructions from jdoverman's original post on 11-10-2009.
Here is jdoverman's post and the directions on how I made it work. JDoverman got Autocad 2000 working on a Windows 7 64 bit system which everybody told me was not possible.
I had to upgrade from Windows 7 Home edition to Windows & professional ($90.00)
Then I downloded Windows virtual PC and Windows XP Mode (free download). The Windows XP Mode runs in the background (in its own window). I loaded AutoCAD 2000 Architectural Desktop from my software CD. As I was doing this I had to go to the program compatibility (start-programs-accessories-program compatibility - pick 'from C D drive') I changed the compatibility to windows 98/ me.
I was glad to have found this so I don't have to spend $1000 to $5000 to upgrade AitoCAD.
Also I have a driver that lets me run my HP 750c+ plotter on Windows 7 - 64bit if you need that.