I have windows Vista 64 bit home permium. I am trying to download the educational version of Revit 2014 and after the download it gives me an error message indicating it is an unsupported ooperating system and i cannot install this product on the current operating system. Has anybody else encountered this problem? Any suggestions on a fix?
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but beginning January 1, 2012, we actually ceased support of the Microsoft Windows Vista Operating System for all new (and upgraded versions) of our products and services, which would explain the error.
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I'm really disgusted that Vista is no longer supported! It is so similar to Seven, why not allow it. This is terribly frustrating.
In the computer world, "similar" is not "identical". Its not a matter of "allow", its a business decision comparing the amount of work needed to support it vs. the life expectancy of Vista vs. the relative numbers of users. The mass of users who were waiting for XP to be on its last legs went to the latest proven product, Win 7 instead.
It happens. Its not under our control. We move forward, and focus on the things we can affect.
You know,I've been using Revit since version 1.x in about 1999. I'm on subscription. I get the new upgrade every year. I use the upgrade every year or 2nd year. Never, since 1999, have I been forced against my will to upgrade my OS. I mean, I was still using 2010 or 2011 on a Win XP machine until recently. So for them to abandon an OS so soon, while there are still many good machines out there, is unprecidented. In 14 or 15 years of Revit, this is the first time. Of all the other software I used, I've never been forced to upgrade my OS because they've prematurely abandoned support for an OS. Most of my machines run Vista and they are perfectly good; there is no need to upgrade them to 7 or 8!
Quickbooks, SQL, Office, Google-- they all work on Vista.
I have colleagues outside my office who use Revit 2014, so I don't necessarily have the option of staing with 2013. That's the problem. And no, I didn't look at the system requirements before I attempted to upgrade. Like I said, I've been a loyal Revit subscriber since 1999, so I never expected this to happen on a newer OS. I've always worried about machine specs, not about the OS. I abandon my machines for their specs, not their OS. Its unprecidented in my experience.
Thanks for posting the work-around. I'll try to figure something out.
Always worry about the OS: with both Microsofot and Apple moving to what apears to be much closer major releases the days of kicking back are long gone.
Always, ALWAYS, confirm system requirements before upgrading: consider this a paineful lesson learned, we all go through it. It's painful, we know, we've been there and surprised by it. We feel your pain.
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