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flynryan4
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Is autoCAD 2012 Compatible with WINDOWS 8

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03-13-2013 02:46 PM

I bought a brandnew laptop for college thats running windows 8 for my autocad drafting class. The class is still using autocad 2012. So thats the one i need. Iv tried installing cad 2012 but it keeps throwing a directx error. Iv searched these fourms and microsofts  and i cant find anything that will make this work. Is windows 8 not supported by cad 2012? Is there a patch i can download? is there a way to skip the setup and just do a hard install anything? 

 

Am i going to need to install windows 7 on this **** thing?

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GrantsPirate
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Re: Is autoCAD 2012 Compatible with WINDOWS 8

03-13-2013 03:26 PM in reply to: flynryan4

It is not supported but I have 2012 on an old laptop running W8, it seems to run really well.  Search for directx issues on the internet and in the autodesk knowledge base.

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flynryan4
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Re: Is autoCAD 2012 Compatible with WINDOWS 8

03-13-2013 04:54 PM in reply to: GrantsPirate
It says i need directx 11 but when i search for it im really not finding it on the microsoft website. When i type in directx for windows 8 it brings up directx for every operating system except windows 8
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Re: Is autoCAD 2012 Compatible with WINDOWS 8

03-14-2013 12:58 AM in reply to: flynryan4

Windows 8 uses the new directx 11.1. I'm not sure if AutoCAD 2012 supports this version. You could try to install the "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer" (Microsoft Download Center). Also make sure that your graphic card supports direcxt 11.x and that you installed the latest drivers.

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Re: Is autoCAD 2012 Compatible with WINDOWS 8

03-14-2013 01:50 AM in reply to: mst

 

Hello

 

At your own risks ...

http://www.cadforum.cz/cadforum_en/how-to-install-autocad-2013-and-inventor-2013-in-windows-8-tip903...

Windows 8 is NOT SUPPORTED by Autodesk :
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=14078105&linkID=9240617

 

Only 2014 will support Windows 8 ...

 

Bye, Pat

 

Bye, Pat

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Re: Is autoCAD 2012 Compatible with WINDOWS 8

03-14-2013 06:59 AM in reply to: flynryan4

You should also check this in the KB

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?id=19048377&linkID=9240617&siteID=123112

which I believe is more recent where they say... 

 

Product Support will provide its best effort to assist customers who have issues with products that are not currently supported.

 

 

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