I can confirm that autocad 2004 installs and works natively on regular and pro version of windows 7 (64 bit) without the need of XP modes. Rob
I have been running 2004 on Windows 7 64 bit machine for about 5 months now. I have only one problem with it. About 30% of the time when I hit the open button it crashes with a fatal error, and I have to re-launch ACAD. It is annoying, but I just always hit save before open, and I haven't lost any work.
Does anyone know if a patch exists for this?
I am thinking of doing the same as you have. Did you find a fix for your problem (There are two mouse pointers - one the typical AC crosshairs and then a standard mouse arrow, which I assume is the Win 7 mouse, and one lags behind the other.)
Also what version of Windows 7 are you running.
I did not find a fix for the double mouse arrow problem with XP mode. However, I was able to get ACAD to work natively with Win 7 64 bit. It crashes some, and flashes an error message every time I close the program, but it is much less annoying than the two mouse arrows.
If you were replying to me about the crashing, it has only crashed completely two times, but I do get the error messages every time it closes.
I tried to install my licensed copy of Architectural Desktop from the original install disks directly into Windows 7 P 64 bit, but it showed a text file of the setup.exe file and I didn't know how to work around this .
So I went thru a long process of installing Virtual PC and Windows XPmode.
It then did allow me to install ADT2004, but it's a hassle getting into it and can be accidentaly closed very easily.
Does anyone know how to work around this install problem so I can work in ADT2004 directly in Windows Pro 64 bit
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