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Installing ACA 2014 on machines with windows XP pro

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05-06-2013 06:39 AM

I didn't know we had to upgrade to windows 7 to run the Autodesk Building Design suite.  So now we have 4 machines with Windows XP and now way to get our upgrade.  However, it does say on Autodesks website that ACA 2014 is compatible with Windows XP.  I need to know how to install ACA 2014 on our computers with Windows XP and not using the ABDS installation since it tells me that our OS is incompatible.  I've tried to go to the ACA folder and use the Setup.exe file in there but it tells me that I need to use the ABDS setup file.  Since Autodesk did not tell us that Windows XP would not be supported when we were automatically upgraded to the BDS from the Revit suites we did not plan for this in our budget.  How can I get ACA 2014 installed on our computers?

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Re: Installing ACA 2014 on machines with windows XP pro

05-07-2013 10:52 AM in reply to: spaup20

If you need to get AutoCAD Architecture 2014 to install on your computer, download it using our Virtual Agent.  It is noted in Step 3 here:


The browser download of the file is equivalent to a DVD.   Use the serial number and product key from your Suite and install/activate it.


If you have problems activating it, please do it manually at:


I agree that the info may not be to clear but you can also review this post as well.  32 bit and XP are only in a couple of our products 'compatibility' charts.



David Lau

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