I just bought a new PC that has Windows 7 already on it. When I first tried to run my AutoCAD 2007 I got an error message saying that there are known compatibility issues. Does anyone know if there are any patches that I can download to fix this?
You can start your research here:
The problem is that since the release of AutoCAD 2010 products, AutoCAD 2007 products have been (or soon will be) effectively "retired". Autodesk will no longer put time and money into the products, particularly to make them compatible with an operating system that didn't exist when it was originally released.
Your better bet would be to investigate ways of making Windows 7 "compatible" with "legacy" software.
It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!
As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
Microsoft Windows Client Support