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Message 1 of 28 (2,984 Views)

Download Error for Autocad 2013

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09-11-2012 06:19 PM

I have been trying to download Autocad 2013 for 64 bit Windows (I run Windows 7 64 bit) and every time I click the Install Now button, the setup pops up for a second and then displays the message:


Setup Initialization Failed

Error downloading. Please Install Now again from the Autodesk website.


I've done this multiple times, but it keeps on telling me the same thing.  How do I get Autocad to install correctly?

Customer Service
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Message 2 of 28 (2,973 Views)

Re: Download Error for Autocad 2013

09-12-2012 12:12 AM in reply to: bmoore011

Hi bmoore011,


If you can reply back with the information below, that would be greatly appreciated. Upon reply we would look further into the error.


    - From where are you trying to download AutoCAD?

    - Please provide a screenshot of the error



Joane Bonghanoy
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Message 3 of 28 (2,963 Views)

Re: Download Error for Autocad 2013

09-12-2012 05:43 AM in reply to: joane.bonghanoy

I am trying to download the student version from the Autodesk website.  I currently have AutoCad 2011 installed on my computer.

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Registered: ‎09-28-2011
Message 4 of 28 (2,959 Views)

Re: Download Error for Autocad 2013

09-12-2012 06:03 AM in reply to: bmoore011

Hi bmoore011,


Can you please try to download from the appropriate link below and let us know if it works?


You will be able to activate it as Student Version using the serial number and product key you received from the Education Community. Don't forget to check if your anti-virus and firewall are not blocking content from our websites.


*Please, note that these links are valid only for 48 hours.


Click here for the 32-bit version of AutoCAD 2013.


Click here for the 64-bit version of AutoCAD 2013.

Camilo Lemos
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Message 5 of 28 (2,867 Views)

Re: Download Error for Autocad 2013

10-07-2012 09:17 AM in reply to: camilo.lemos

I am receiving the same error with AutoCAD 2013 on a 64 bit Windows 7 PC.  Did the links work for you?   Could I get the links as well.

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Registered: ‎06-14-2011
Message 6 of 28 (2,858 Views)

Re: Download Error for Autocad 2013

10-07-2012 07:03 PM in reply to: mestrada.student

Hi mestrada.student:


You can download the trial version and activate it using your serial number and product code or use the link I have generated for you, AutoCAD 2013, 64 bit. The link is valid only for 3 days. Please make sure that you check AutoCAD 2013 System Requriement. If you encounter any further installation issue, provide us a screen shot so we may be able to troubleshoot further.


Best Regards,


Arlin Bibat
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Message 7 of 28 (2,742 Views)

Re: Download Error for Autocad 2013

11-13-2012 10:28 AM in reply to: arlinpega.bibat

I get the same error. When I try the links above I'm always redirected to this page (see attachment)

And when I click continue I come at the same page.

Can somebody help me please? Thanks

PS: I speak Dutch so sorry for the possible bad English.

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Message 8 of 28 (2,734 Views)

Re: Download Error for Autocad 2013

11-13-2012 11:20 AM in reply to: pieter.boonen

Hi Pieter,


The direct download link in the above posting was timed at 72hrs which would explain why it's no longer valid. 


As a workaround to the Install Now error in the Education Community, you can download via an alternative method (Download Now, or Browser Download) or directly from the specific product trials page (only current release) which for AutoCAD can be found here.

Philip Schmelzer
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Registered: ‎11-16-2012
Message 9 of 28 (2,704 Views)

Re: Download Error for Autocad 2013

11-16-2012 04:31 AM in reply to: philip.s



I am a student account holder and I am having issues installing AutoCAD 2013.  I have tried the "Install Now, Download Now" options and when I click run an Error Message pops up which I have made a screenshot paste below.



I think the issue might be with installation and not necessarily file download but i'm not sure.


Might be worthwile mentioning that I have previously downloaded and installed AutoCAd Civil 2010 on this laptop and AutoCAD 2012 on another with no unexpected issues.




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Message 10 of 28 (2,699 Views)

Re: Download Error for Autocad 2013

11-16-2012 05:30 AM in reply to: u0226965

Hi u0226965,


First of all, welcome to our forums :smileywink:


Did you try to turn off the firewall and anti-virus ? If you still have the issue, I suggest that you download the trial version from our website and activate it with your Student serial number.



Celine Manca

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