I've just upgraded to Windows 8.1. Well it seemed better than Windows 8 for the first few minutes. Then I discovered Autocad won't open. (Microsoft claim it's compatible - obviously I checked their Compatibility Center first).
I have Autocad LT 2013 version 22.214.171.124. I have done a full uninstall and reinstall of the application and service packs. There is no error message, the loading screen and status messages appear as normal, and then just before opening everything disappears.
Can anyone help - I really need to do some drawings tomorrow!!
Just to let you know I resolved this for now be refreshing back to Windows 8. I think the problem may be caused by the Autodesk licensing platform (it just seemed to me that software was crashing at the point where it would normally get the license).
In summary LT2013 has been fine for me on Windows 8, but DO NOT upgrade to 8.1 for now.
I was having the same problem as the OP. I was able to get it working by uninstalling AutoCAD LT 2013 using "remove program" in the control panel (it was installed in the "C:\program files" folder, btw), updating my video card driver to the latest version (don't let your system find the driver for you; go to the manufacturer website and find it yourself), reinstall AutoCAD LT 2013, but if you are doing a 64 bit installation, make sure you use "C:\Program Files (x86) as your installation location. AutoCAD LT 2013 then worked perfectly. I hope this works for you.
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