I am new to this discussion group and need help.
I am still using my AutoCAD 2000.
I just upgraded to a new computer with Windows 7.
Is there a workaround. Can I change the compatability settings to get AutoCAD 2000 to work?
Information to help you load and run AutoCAD 2000 on your Windows 7 (64bit) system.
I had to upgrade from Windows 7 Home edition to Windows & professional ($90.00)
Then I downloded Windows virtual PC and Windows XP Mode (free download). The Windows XP Mode runs in the background (in its own window). I loaded AutoCAD 2000 Architectural Desktop from my software CD. As I was doing this I had to go to the program compatibility (start-programs-accessories-program compatibility - pick 'from C D drive') I changed the compatibility to windows 98/ me.
I was glad to have found this so I don't have to spend $1000 to $5000 to upgrade AitoCAD.
Also I have a driver that lets me run my HP 750c+ plotter on Windows 7 - 64bit if you need that.
I have a new PC coming in a couple days and will need to do this same process. Thanks for sharing the instructions you provided! Any links you can share? I'm especially interested in the HP 750C driver as I'm using that plotter as well...what a workhorse!!! Thanks again for sharing your experience on this thread. It's really helpful!
Just encountered a problem running CAD2000 on XP in a brand new computer with Windows 7 professional. The center of the crosshairs are blocked by the selection arrow or panning "hand" all the time, making the most basic function - selecting objects - very difficult. If anyone has any suggestions on correcting this... it would be appreciated!!!
I am also having this problem in XP Mode, please note a resolution. the problem "The center of the crosshairs are blocked by the selection arrow or panning "hand" all the time, making the most basic function - selecting objects - very difficult. If anyone has any suggestions on correcting this... it would be appreciated!!!"
Edited by: gsb028 on Mar 20, 2010 9:14 PM
Does anyone out there has directions on how to get around the compatibility issues between AutoCAD2000 and Windows7?
I just replaced my old computer with one with windows7 and I have not been able to install my old AutoCAD2000.
If you can help with this issue, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
install either VMware (free version) not their full Workstaion or the Sun Java Virtual Box and create a virtual Hard disk/Operating System with your old OS and load your copy of AutoCAD 2000 into the virtual environment. When set up correctly you can access all the files on your HD from the virtual OS.
Only issues are that you have enough PC memory and you set the virtual HD/PC settings to run big software. You may need **2Gb of memory minimum so you can have Windows 7 running and the Virtual OS (Win95,98,Me,2000 or XP) with AutoCAD running within it.
** checked an old AutoCAD 2000 trial CD and it says 64Mb RAM needed so should be OK with 1Gb of RAM
So have you succeeded in installing AutoCad2000 on windows7 using a virtual Window XP and following all the instructions above? Is it running smoothly. I may have to do the same and I wanted to know if it works before I actually try and buy a new computer. Thanks.