AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

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AutoCAD and Windows 8

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02-15-2013 01:09 AM

I recently got a new laptop for my school work. It has windows 8 and I thought nothing of it. I have tried to install AutoCAD twice now and it has failed each time. According to the support page AutoCAD won't actually work under windows 8. 


I really don't want to have to play $300 for windows 7 to downgrade just to use AutoCAD. Is there anything we can do to get around this?

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Re: AutoCAD and Windows 8

02-15-2013 02:33 AM in reply to: Spottyrahr




Win 8 is not supported by any ACAD version !

You will have to wait for Release 2014 ... 


---- If you want to test and use ----

Windows 8 is NOT supported by Autodesk :



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Re: AutoCAD and Windows 8

02-15-2013 07:12 AM in reply to: Spottyrahr

I loaded 2012 on Windows 8 with no problems so your problem may not be with the OS or AutoCAD but other things like you have AutoCAD 32gb and the OS is 64, virus protection is in the way, etc.

If something I wrote can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, I meant the other one.
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Re: AutoCAD and Windows 8

02-15-2013 02:44 PM in reply to: GrantsPirate

I'm running AutoCAD 2013 on my W8 PC - without any problems

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