Installation & Licensing

Reply
Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-17-2013
Message 1 of 9 (6,061 Views)

Cannot install 2014 AutoCAD on Windows 8 64bit

6061 Views, 8 Replies
09-17-2013 07:58 PM

I have tried every installation method available and have come across the same problem each time. This includes install now, download now, and browser download. Each time during the instillation process I receive an error saying "Error 1317. An error occured while attempting to create the directory C:/Program Data/Windows/Start Menu". I have looked into that error code and not found a solution as of yet. I did create that directory manually and then attempted to install again and was still met with the same difficulties. I am currently logged into the administrator account while attempting this install (my first attempt to fix the issue) but this has clearly not alleviated the issue. Does anybody know of a fix for this? I suspect it is an issue with windows 8 security crap as other such issues have been encountered while trying to do other things and not a problem with AutoCAD f course. Any help would be appreciated.

 

P.S.. I am using the free software download section available to students to download Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical 2014 (English) 64-Bit

*Expert Elite*
rkmcswain
Posts: 2,586
Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 2 of 9 (6,029 Views)

Re: Cannot install 2014 AutoCAD on Windows 8 64bit

09-18-2013 05:03 AM in reply to: mwhitsel15

You might also try posting this in the Installation and Licensing forum.

Active Contributor
27thofnever
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎08-20-2013
Message 3 of 9 (6,012 Views)

Re: Cannot install 2014 AutoCAD on Windows 8 64bit

09-18-2013 09:29 AM in reply to: mwhitsel15

Have you tried turning your virus protection off when installing?

Distinguished Contributor
Posts: 118
Registered: ‎01-04-2010
Message 4 of 9 (6,006 Views)

Re: Cannot install 2014 AutoCAD on Windows 8 64bit

09-18-2013 09:53 AM in reply to: mwhitsel15

This sounds like a UAC issue; windows 8 has this horrible new User Access Control that prevents installation of all sorts of useful stuff.

 

Have you tried disabling UAC before running the installation?

 

I recall finding a way to turn it off temporarily through some special reboot procedure, but I've forgotten the steps. (Win 8 was such a nightmare I went back to 7.) I'm sure there are plenty of examples out there...

Product Support
Posts: 338
Registered: ‎08-26-2008
Message 5 of 9 (5,954 Views)

Re: Cannot install 2014 AutoCAD on Windows 8 64bit

09-19-2013 08:17 AM in reply to: mwhitsel15

Hi mwhitsel15,

 

This Sounds like it may be a permissions issue related to that folder (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu). I found a solution posted on the microsoft forum. The product being installed is different but the error is the same  so you might want to give that a look. 

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2007-office_install/error-1317setup-cannot-cr...



Jeffry Asbury
Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-17-2013
Message 6 of 9 (5,944 Views)

Re: Cannot install 2014 AutoCAD on Windows 8 64bit

09-19-2013 10:06 AM in reply to: asburyj

I have tried to reinstall using all availbilbe methods with virus protection turned off and with the UAC control turned all the way down (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/hyperyash/archive/2012/07/18/disabling-user-account-control-in-windows-8.asp...) using all methods but still no change. I will try looking at the permissions issue when I get back to my dorm and hopefully that will work. I had assumed that having the installation program run from the adminstrator accout would not encounter such an issue, but I must have been wrong about that then.

Product Support
Posts: 338
Registered: ‎08-26-2008
Message 7 of 9 (5,941 Views)

Re: Cannot install 2014 AutoCAD on Windows 8 64bit

09-19-2013 10:08 AM in reply to: mwhitsel15

Typically an administrator account should have permissions everywhere but in some cases folder permissions can get cleared out or corrupted and some manual action would need to be taken to add the default permissions back in. 



Jeffry Asbury
Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-17-2013
Message 8 of 9 (5,878 Views)

Re: Cannot install 2014 AutoCAD on Windows 8 64bit

09-23-2013 01:29 PM in reply to: asburyj

Sorry for the late response, but non of the above solutions have yet to work. I have become quite tired of windows 8 and have decided to suck it up and purchase windows 7 so I can use my computer to its full potential again. Thank you to everybody for the help though.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-08-2014
Message 9 of 9 (478 Views)

Re: Cannot install 2014 AutoCAD on Windows 8 64bit

04-08-2014 03:05 AM in reply to: mwhitsel15

It always show .net frame runtime 3.5 error

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Welcome to the new Autodesk Community!
If this is your first visit, click here to get started and make the most of the Community. Let us know what you think of the new experience in the Community Feedback Forum.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community




Connect with Us

Twitter

Pinterest

Blog

Youtube