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AutoCAD 2014 installation

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03-17-2014 08:49 AM

I'm trying to install AutoCAD 2014 (win 64) on a windows 8 platform. I'm using Install Now and it has been on the Initializing ... Downloading ... screen for 35 minutes. How long is it supposed to take?

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Re: AutoCAD 2014 installation

03-17-2014 08:56 AM in reply to: JandDServices
Use the other method, download the entire +1Gig file then install it. Your setup/firewall/whatever is blocking the first option.
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 installation

03-17-2014 09:14 AM in reply to: pendean

Yes, have tried the other two methods and get the "Communication Failure" message ... "Download and installation has been interrupted by a lost connection ...". I haven't moved the installation package, and didn't close or manually refresh the download website. I'm guessing the firewall is blocking somehow. New computer with Windows 8 and I have tried turning off the firewall and still get the same error. This attempt again at install now is the furthest I've gotten.

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Re: AutoCAD 2014 installation

03-17-2014 01:58 PM in reply to: JandDServices



Hello. I would not us the Install Now option. Go to Browser download and download the whole package and use this.

When you get a complete download, turn off Antivirus and try to install. If this is still a problem, uninstall Microsoft NET and Microsoft C++.


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