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Windows 8 pro 3ds Max issue

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01-17-2013 06:18 PM

I can not get any of the autodesk programs to run on my new laptop that runs windows 8. I got 3ds max to install but I can not do anything in the program. I downloaded 2012 and 2013 and if i try to open up a file it just fails to load.


Any help would be great,



windows 8 pro
Intel Core i7 3840QM Quad-Core 2.80GHz
Single 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA Quadro K3000M

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Re: Windows 8 pro 3ds Max issue

01-17-2013 06:35 PM in reply to: zyrebel

what do you mean you can't do anything?

you need to be more specific


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Re: Windows 8 pro 3ds Max issue

01-17-2013 06:45 PM in reply to: zyrebel

I mean I can not move the screen, can not place objects the window is just there i can not import anything I got one thing to start to merge and it crashed. 

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Re: Windows 8 pro 3ds Max issue

01-18-2013 11:56 AM in reply to: zyrebel



Are you logged in with an admin account? Have you tried adjusting your graphics card settings? It sounds like a possible corrupt install. Have you tried removing, deleting residual folders and reinstalling? I would expect to find MAX folders here:

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\


C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\

C:\Users\All Users\Autodesk\

C:\Users\**YOUR USERID**\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\

C:\Users\**YOUR USERID**\AppData\Local\Autodesk\


When installing, I would only install one program at a time in this case.


Are you using any special interface devices? A special mouse, or 3d mouse or tablet? If so, I would uninstall. It may be worth checking the Windows Event Viewer as well to see if there is a listed module causing grief.


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Re: Windows 8 pro 3ds Max issue

01-23-2013 03:24 AM in reply to: zyrebel



I have the same problem with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 (SP 1) on my notebook (HP EliteBook 8770w - with Windows 8 x64 and NVIDIA Quadro K3000m). When I use a Civil 3D command, the program crashes.


I suspect a problem of driver of graphics card. I try with default driver (some commands work before the crash) and with last release of driver (the crash appears with the fist command). I don't find specific driver for AutoCAD on the NVIDIA website.


For information, Civil 3D work fine in a virtual machine (Windows 7 x64) on my Windows 8 notebook!


I hope about a solution ... in the near future...


Best regards,





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Re: Windows 8 pro 3ds Max issue

01-23-2013 06:02 AM in reply to: p.germanier

windows 8 isn't a supported OS for civil 3d 2013

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