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tarek.elhalabi
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Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

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11-22-2013 11:54 PM

Hello,

 

I downloaded the student version for Revit on Windows 8.1 but the product did not work succesfully, it would lag during the installation on "Preparing revit content".The installation succeeded once, but the product would not run after the splash screen, generating an error message.I have sent several reports and no one answered.

I have read on the internet that there is a revit version 13 that is compatible with windows 8.1, is there anyway I can get a 1 months trial for it? I really need revit for the next 4 weeks, I have a project due and have to do it on revit. Help please!

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alindquist
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Registered: ‎11-23-2013
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Re: Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

11-23-2013 07:07 PM in reply to: tarek.elhalabi

Ya I'm having the same problem. Any contact from tech support?

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DarrenP
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Re: Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

11-25-2013 06:30 AM in reply to: alindquist
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tarek.elhalabi
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Re: Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

11-25-2013 06:41 AM in reply to: DarrenP

What to do then? Apparently there is some sort of version 13 for revit 2014 compatible with windows 8.1, is there anyway I can get it?

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astoneking
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Re: Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

11-26-2013 12:14 PM in reply to: tarek.elhalabi
That would be nice to know. If we could get a response from Autodesk. Apparently autodesk tech support doesn't monitor this forum
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tarek.elhalabi
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Re: Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

11-27-2013 11:02 PM in reply to: astoneking

Apparently there is no hope, you can try changing the comptability to windows 7 but no guarantees

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sam.deroo.t5125
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Re: Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

12-03-2013 12:40 AM in reply to: tarek.elhalabi

Apparently there is hope. If you shut down your weak video card (Intel hd 4000) the program seems to start up as normal, because of the fact that it can only work on the good video card. Don't ask me why it does this, my teacher came with this solution. 

The negative side is, that your computer will use more energy, so when you're done using your program you should turn the weak card back on so the pc can choose again by itself.

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peterbalfour
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Re: Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

01-10-2014 02:25 PM in reply to: sam.deroo.t5125
I am quite surprised at the absence of any autodesk OFFICIAL statements concerning what are obvious problems that can affect revit operation when windows is upgraded to 8.1.
I have students starting this year armed with new laptops obviously running 8.1. Surely a hot fix could come out. I hear that revit 2014 installed on a machine already running 8.1 seems to work, then I hear otherwise. The student community is obviously more affected by this than the professional community who sensibly don't upgrade until the all clear, maybe during this year there might be more problems experienced by professionals.
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jessica.t
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Message 9 of 13 (5,493 Views)

Re: Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

01-10-2014 04:42 PM in reply to: peterbalfour

Hello Peter and welcome to the Autodesk Community!

 

We understand the frustration of our customers in regards to the Revit / Windows 8.1 compatibility issues that have been stirring.

 

But it's possible that the issue described in this thread is not about compatibility but with specific hardware configurations. It appears that the problem isn't specific to Revit or our software but rather an instability with the graphics driver itself.

 

We would like to suggest that you update to a newer driver version (from 10.18.0010.3316).

 

Please review our Up and Ready blog post for further information. This Intel article may also shed some light on this issue.

 

I hope you've found this helpful. Please feel free to respond to this message.

 

Thank you!



Jessica Thrasher
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peterbalfour
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Re: Revit 2014 on Windows 8.1

01-11-2014 06:51 PM in reply to: jessica.t

jessica.t wrote:

Hello Peter and welcome to the Autodesk Community!

 

We understand the frustration of our customers in regards to the Revit / Windows 8.1 compatibility issues that have been stirring.

 

But it's possible that the issue described in this thread is not about compatibility but with specific hardware configurations. It appears that the problem isn't specific to Revit or our software but rather an instability with the graphics driver itself.

 

We would like to suggest that you update to a newer driver version (from 10.18.0010.3316).

 

Please review our Up and Ready blog post for further information. This Intel article may also shed some light on this issue.

 

I hope you've found this helpful. Please feel free to respond to this message.

 

Thank you!


Thanks for your reply Jessica..

I however find it strange that updating to windows 8.1 caused the student no grief to any other programs than Revit 2013. How then can it be a graphics driver issue when the Revit version did not change and had no problems before the 8.1 upgrade.? It seems from the way you mention 'it is possible' that Autodesk may not actually be certain what is causing this. I have noticed that your upandready blog you linked to mentions there is a hotfix for Inventor with a similiar problem, I suppose I was assuming it was the same thing.

regards

peter

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