I am trying to [re] install AutoCAD Mechanical 2010. There are no traces of any Autodesk product on my machine. But for some reason, the option to install AutoCAD Mechanical 2010 is gray and unavailable for selection.
I have checked the Registry for any/all traces of Autodesk, Autocad, Inventor, Mechanical and I have removed the keys specified on the Autodesk Support page. Yet for some reason, the installation CD still seems to think I have AutoCAD Mechanical 2010 installed on this machine.
Obviously somewhere in the Registry there are references that for some reason have no noticeable association with the trade name Autodesk, nor the product Autocad – they apparently have some strange and unknown names of their own, yet they clearly tell the install shield that AutoCAD Mechanical 2010 is already installed. Can someone please help?
If the installer is not letting you perform the re-install because it believes the software is already installed most likely there are registry keys left over from a partial install. Please use the microsoft install cleanup fixit tool at the below link
1.) Click the "Run now" Button in the Fix-it box
2.) Accept the License Agreement
3.) Choose the option "Detect Problems and let me select fixes to apply"
4.) Select "Uninstalling"
5.) When the list of installed programs populates, select the one from the list you are unable to Re-install and then click next and yes
6.) When the tool completes There may be remnants left so please delete the directory where the product was installed
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