I'm downloading this version to my laptop. I am running Windows 7.
Can I install the 2009 version of this software to this laptop?
My video card is Intel HD Graphics with ExpressCard. Can I run the software using this video card?
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Autodesk 2010 products and newer are supported on Windows 7. Civil 3D 2009 is not supported. Furthermore, your lack of a certified 3D card would probably hinder your experience if you were able to successfully install it. You're better off putting this on a Windows XP or Vista machine with a certified 3D video card.
Thank you for your reply.
I can use the 2010 version, but can you tell me how to go about getting a certified 3D video card? Can I go to a computer store, but it and have them install it? I have checked the Dell website and I don't see any selection for 3D video cards. I'm not opposed to buying a new computer.
Thanks again in advance.
You will find more infomration about which Autodesk Products supported by Windows 7 here:
You can find certified graphics cards through here:
You can find system requirements for Civil 3D here: Even if it is for 2012, it will definitely work for 2010.
Hope this helps...
You can just go to a computer store and buy a Video Card. Just check supported video cards here:
to make sure that you will purchase a certified card so you won't experience any problems. Consider of what type of work you will be doing.
I would recommend also recommend to bump up your RAM. I would recommend at least 4gb reserve some slots for later upgrade.
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