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jasonlester
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Autodesk Mechanical desktop release 4

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05-10-2011 06:28 PM
 
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Re: Autodesk Mechanical desktop release 4

05-11-2011 07:04 AM in reply to: jasonlester

... was released in September 1999 with Windows NT support.  MDT4 SP3 (the final service pack) was released in February 2000 with Windows 2000 support.

 



Roger Mollon
Sr. Director, Software Development
Design, Lifecycle, & Simulation Product Group
Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: not sure why my subject shows but not my body content

05-11-2011 07:44 AM in reply to: rogermollon

Jason,

 

I don't know if it's just me, but all your posts are empty, no text at all.  I'm running IE 8 and switching to Compatibility View doesn't help.

 

Sorry,

 



Roger Mollon
Sr. Director, Software Development
Design, Lifecycle, & Simulation Product Group
Autodesk, Inc.
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Windows 7 IE 9...not sure why it isn't showing...weird..

05-11-2011 08:09 AM in reply to: rogermollon
 
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Re: Windows 7 IE 9...not sure why it isn't showing...weird..

05-11-2011 09:52 AM in reply to: jasonlester

Jason,

 

There's a thread about this over in the Feedback and Questions about Discussion groups forum:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Feedback-Questions-about-the/Blank-Posts-Known-IE9-issue/m-p/2962896/m...

 

 



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Design, Lifecycle, & Simulation Product Group
Autodesk, Inc.
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jasonlester
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test

05-11-2011 10:07 AM in reply to: rogermollon
ok lets see if this works.
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It worked. well posting anyway

05-11-2011 10:16 AM in reply to: jasonlester
Ok since noone has to guess at my question anymore. Our company owns Mechanical Desktop Release 4. I run it on an old Windows 98 machine. While it is running for now you never know when it may not startup. I don't use the program that often. I don't have the need for using it more than a couple times a year. That is why we have never upgraded. However with the Windows 98 machine being somewhat unstable or at least the perseption of that, it would be nice to try to run this program on another machine and not have to upgrade for now. I recently had to get a new laptop through work and was told about running previous version software in Windows 7 My company is small (8 employees) and we cannot really justify upgrading to the newest AutoCAD. So is there any way to do this. I have tried to load the disk but it gives me an error about it not being compatible with 64 bit. My machine is running Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit. Thanks Jason
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Re: It worked. well posting anyway

05-11-2011 01:16 PM in reply to: jasonlester

Jason,

 

Sorry this is an area I have no personal experience in.  There is a thread about MDT 2009 and Windows 7 here that might be some help, or maybe the folks there can offer additional ideas:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Installation-Licensing/Compatible-Mechanical-Desktop-2009-for-Inventor...

 

I hope this helps,

 



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Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: Autodesk Mechanical desktop release 4 ..............I figured it out!

05-12-2011 11:36 AM in reply to: jasonlester
Ok so here is the deal...Hopefully this will help someone else. I downloaded MS Virtual PC and got that all running and then installed MD 4 under the XP mode Virtual machine. Then it all works. I will try to write it up later a little better so if anyone needs it, it makes more sense... I'm guessing it would work on other versions too. Jason
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Re: Autodesk Mechanical desktop release 4 ..............I figured it out!

05-12-2011 04:20 PM in reply to: jasonlester

Jason,

 

Wow, it's great that you've been able to extend the life of the 11 year old MDT 4.  I hope you eventually get the chance to experience everything we've done with Inventor in the meantime.  :smileyhappy:

 

Take care,

 



Roger Mollon
Sr. Director, Software Development
Design, Lifecycle, & Simulation Product Group
Autodesk, Inc.

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