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Poor Customer Support

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12-17-2012 01:05 PM

I just purchased 2013 Autocad LT.  I use sparingly and am upgrading from 2007.  I wanted to call to ask if I should remove the old version before installing.  There is no tech number to call or email listed.  That is ridiculuous after spending the amount this software costs.  So I found if a registrer the product that I could have 90 days of installation and config support.  So I tried to register.  However, the online registration does not go through (got an error EReg Business[20] Error. 373-98392957).  So now I cannot call, install, return, or do anything.  Can you say catch 22.  I even bought online through Autodesk.  There is no phone number or anything to call on the order of packing list. 


Ridiculous and Frustrated!



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Re: Poor Customer Support

12-17-2012 02:54 PM in reply to: hegewald

I understand the frustration and greatly apologize for the inconvenience Glenn.


The Autodesk Online Store phone number and email address is listed under their Help tab, and then Contact Us.


In regards to your question, per the current LSA you have 120 days to keep the previous / upgraded license on your machine before it must be uninstalled. With that being said, most people will remove the older version once the new has been successfully installed and activated to prevent any potential down time.


I'm not sure what's causing that error but believe that it has to do with the fact that the license has not been registered yet.


Please let me know if any additional questions arise and or if there is anything that I can do to help.


Very best,

Philip Schmelzer
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Re: Poor Customer Support

12-18-2012 06:26 AM in reply to: hegewald

I appreciate the reply. I never would have found that number.  I will call and hopefully get resolved.  But really, it should not be that hard to get ahold of support either via email or phone.  I now have been trying to install for two days and considering the cost of the software, this is unacceptable.


Hopefully your company will look improve support.  This is the 4th or 5th time (although many years between purchases) and if has always been relatively easy to get support.


Thanks for your posting.  It does make me feel better.



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Re: Poor Customer Support

12-18-2012 07:02 AM in reply to: hegewald

Support is typically handled through the Value-Added Reseller chain.  If you consistently buy Autodesk products, you might consider finding a reseller in your area that can facilitate your needs.



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