Soo ..due to a hard drive crash I had to reinstall R14 on my Vista box, I had forgotten about the SH31W32.dll thing untill I tried to start the program. With just a little searching, I came across this thread, the very same one that gave such good information about 2 years ago. I found the link and downloaded the new file, and it worked just as it did before ...many thanks to the ones that have taken the time to research the problem.
Now to all those who still haven't got a clue how to make R14 and Vista play nice together:: Can you not read, or what?
The information on how to fix this is in several posts and the file is available in two places in this thread. Please take the time to READ, I find it disapointing that people are still asking for help with this fix ...since it was answered way back in May 2007.
The change of dll file has allowed me to start the R14 on Vista, but I receive the warning on startup that the Registry has not been updated.
I have followed the other ideas suggested to rectify this with no avail. When I open R14 in Vista, it will not allow me to modify existing drawings, they only open as "read only". I have been into the progam file properties to attempt to change the permissions, but they appear to allow full control for all the listed group and users.
I read a suggestion about moving a registry file from XP, but I cannot find the registry in my XP PC.
Can anybody help? Simple terms only, how to rectify the registry problem and how to change from read only to full operation.
Yes, I can read. I simply asked the question before I did. Anyway, I am now up and running R14 on Vista, with one new problem. The menu load fails upon opening ACAD. The error indicates that the acad.mnu is not where it is suppose to be, but it is there. Any suggestions? And yes, I will read before I ask again.
barrettlake ...my comments were not aimed specifically at you ..please read the ones before yours, Those were the ones I aimed my keyboard at.
I have Vista32 Home Premium, running on the admin account (and the stupid allow/deny windows thing is disabled). I done a full install of R14, with all the default settings, the only thing I have changed was to replace the .dll with the one in this thread. I can open, modify, and print all the drawings that I have made, even those from last year.
Not sure what the difference in yours and my computer is.
PS: Tried it on an old XP computer with the same results. /shrug/
I am computer dum. How do I load Acad 14? When i put the master disk in i get 'The program of feature "\??\E;\Setup.exe cannot start or run due to incompatibity with 64-bit version of Windows. Please contact the software vendor to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible verson is avabilable." and it will go no further. I have down loaded the SH31W32.dll file. Will some one please help me.
Copyed Acad14 from my old xp system to new one Copyed the SH31W32.DLL file and made all files ritetable and ran acadaut.reg
tryed starting ACAD came up Failed to update the system registry please try using REGEDIT. I do not know how to do then it whent to unable to load the specifdied HEIDI driver module gdifont3.hdi then next i got Fatal Error cant start display driver please help firstname.lastname@example.org
Edited by: cannon30 on Mar 26, 2009 12:48 AM