Installation & Licensing

Installation & Licensing

4 Posts
0 Kudos
Registered: ‎09-04-2013
Post 1 of 5

Can't reinstall Revit 2014

1850 Views, 4 Replies
09-04-2013 07:40 PM

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:


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.  

*Expert Elite*
10,937 Posts
903 Kudos
Registered: ‎01-14-2005
Post 2 of 5

Re: Can't reinstall Revit 2014

09-05-2013 09:18 AM in reply to: sreich20

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. 


Good Luck!

4 Posts
0 Kudos
Registered: ‎09-04-2013
Post 3 of 5

Re: Can't reinstall Revit 2014

09-05-2013 09:58 AM in reply to: TravisNave

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.

New Member
2 Posts
0 Kudos
Registered: ‎11-23-2013
Post 4 of 5

Re: Can't reinstall Revit 2014

11-26-2013 10:14 AM in reply to: sreich20
Did Autodesk ever help you resolve this?....I'm having the same problem
334 Posts
62 Kudos
Registered: ‎05-17-2007
Post 5 of 5

Re: Can't reinstall Revit 2014

11-26-2013 12:16 PM in reply to: alindquist


You can try these setting changes,

But as Travis mentioned above the install is downloading gigabytes of data so it may take a while.




Danny Hubbard
QA Analyst
Autodesk, Inc.
Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Are you interested in helping shape the future of the Autodesk Community? To participate in this brief usability study, please click here. Your time and input is greatly appreciated!