I am having a really difficult time reinstalling Revit 2014 on my computer. I was running a student version of Revit 2012 on my Windows 7 Bootcamp. A couple of days ago I decided to upgrade to the student version of Revit 2014. It installed fine but shortly after I made the terrible mistake of accidentally unistalling one of the Microsoft C++ programs. Revit stopped working and even after I redownloaded the correct Microsoft C++, it still wouldn't work. I didn't know about system restore at the time and by the time I figured it out, it was too late to go back. I tried many things to reinstall Revit but nothing worked, the installation always froze up or aborted (I tried each install method). I tried everything outlined in this post: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
Finally, I just decided to remove my Bootcamp partition and recreate it. Since Windows 8 is now available, I installed that on the partition. However, when it was ready to run, I was still unable to install Revit. 'Install Now' freezes up and then I am unable to restart it. 'Download Now' aborts. 'Browser Download' downloads fine but then freezes in the installation. I have tried a couple dozen things to fix this and reinstall, but I am no closer than when I started. I would greatly appreciate any assistance with this.
Welcome to the community.
I don't understand the *freezes during installation* issue.
When you install Revit, there are additional downloads in the gigabytes that can take in upwards of 8 hours to download depending on your connection. I would recommend patience and let the seeminly frozen installation complete.
I've waited for more than 24 hours on two occassions without any progress. During the installation a little box pops up that says "Preparing Revit Content" and the installation never moves forward. My connection is working properly.
You can try these setting changes, http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=TS19331146
But as Travis mentioned above the install is downloading gigabytes of data so it may take a while.