I have windows vista.
I am trying to activate Autodesk 3ds max 2012 ...... and have looked at and tried all of the suggested options (as directed by the "help" team), short of adding a line to every RT file in the Webdepot folder, so far without any success.
A collegue installed 2013 on a win XP system with no problems at all. So ... does 2013version have the same "Vista" issues ?
I am having a similar issue. I have Windows 7 with a student license for Maya 2012 64bit.
Here's what happens:
*I start up Maya and the "Autodesk Licensing" pop-up shows up blank - nothing happens
*I close the "Autodesk Licensing" pop-up and it says that an Autodesk Licensing error has occured. It says that I can only use Maya for another 7 days.
*If I choose "repair" instead of "run" then it takes me to the blank page with two radio buttons.
About the same time that this licensing issue started, I noticed that my Internet Explorer stopped working - as in I click on the icon, but it pops up for a split second, then shuts down. I'm wondering if the two issues are related.
I've checked under Programs and Features > Windows Features to see if IE is turned on - it is, but still won't run. I've tried making Firefox my default browser - that didn't work. I've tried installing IE 9 - it says that I have a more updated version (this is news to me since I thought I had IE 8).
I've broken down the known solutions for this problem (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
Solution1 - Not Applicable
Solution2 - Did not work
Solution3 - Got hung up on step two. How do I navigate to those folders via the command prompt? I typed in C:\Windows\SysWow64 but nothing happened.
Solution4 - Tried it, but didn't work. I even tried inputting that line of code for ALL the html docs starting with RT.
Solution5 - Not applicable - There was no broken character subkey
Solution6 - Tried this, but the "Value Data Fields" already held zeroes
I've researched this issue for the last two days, and have yet to turn up a reliable solution. I have a class that requires the use of Maya, so if I can't get this fixed, I don't know what I'm going to do.
I've been trying everything to activate this program (not sure why autodesk has this issue when no other program seems to, also not sure why they don't care to fix it). I'm now trying your advice and I'm now on the microsoft scroll down, and in it I see no internet settings listing. could it be called something else? All I want to do is activate this frustrating program.