at least you guys are able to install acadr14, all I get as soon as I put the disk in is this message:
The program or feature "\\??\f:\setup.exe" cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of windows.
Please contact the software vendor to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible version is available.
Edited by: ThomasM123 on Oct 31, 2008 6:15 PM
I used a previous installation off of another PC (Windows 98se). Just copied the AutoCAD folders to a flash drive and copied them onto my Windows Vista PC. I then created a shortcut to the acad.exe file on my Desktop and use the program in that way. You will still have to replace the previously mentioned dll file in order for it to not give the error upon execution, or at least this works on a 32bit system.
rayf1967, you are a genius! Image command wasn't working for me either, on a new installation on an XP-Pro machine. But I followed your lead and dragged an image into the Autocad r14 drawing screen, and it was brought in without even giving an error message. After that, the "image" started working as it should. Thanks for the help.
The previous fix was for Windows Vista 32bit. I was fortunate enough to have another computer with AutoCAD R.14 already loaded, so I simply by-passed the problems associated with installation from CD by copying the directories off the other pc to a flash drive and then to my Vista pc, created a shortcut to the acad.exe on my Desktop and then followed the other steps concerning replacing the dll file as discussed in my earlier post. From looking at the other posts concerning this problem I do not remember seeing anything on a successful install on a 64bit system, but the same method may work as with the 32bit. Good luck!
"I tried to install it from my distribution disk. When I do I get a message when I click on Setup. The message is The Version of this file is not compatable with the version of Windows you are running. Check your computers system information to see weather you need a x86(32bit) or x64(64bit) version of the program and then contact the software publisher."
I have used clicked on setup and selected each of the windows types and get the same message.
I was wondering if you just copied the directory and all of the installed files from your old system and did not do a install form the program CD.
I am running Microsoft Vista Home Premium 64 bit Intell Dual Core Quad Processor.