I have installed - removed - reinstalled AutoCAD 2013 several times. It loads completely. Once I try to launch AutoCAD 2013 it loads up but freezes every time when it gets to Checking License. This is a trial version for 30 days before I buy. I have turned off firewalls and did everything I could thing of. It simply will not get past locking during initialization once it hits checking for license. I don't have a license yet since it is a trial version download directly from AutodesAuto desk .
What is going wrong? I am using Win7 Home Premium. It has plenty of speed and space.
Check your registry to make sure your region is set correctly. There is very similar information in a link here:
Just check your AutoCAD 2013 registry for the same.
I verified my registry and it is set for en-us. I still has the same exact problem. When you first start AutoCad 2013 and it starts to initialize and locks up and in the the bottom left corner it locks at "Checking license..."
There is nothing on any blog or any help what so ever from AutoDesk support if can even contact them. Just keep getting refrred to Knowledge Base or Blogs for answers. AutoCad is a tremendous program. It just does not work and has little to no human support for their product.
My conclusion: AutoCAD 2013 does not work on my W7 64-bit machine. The Autodesk Knowledge base does not address this issue. The Autodesk blog section failed to address the issue. Autodesk support falied to fix the problem by referring me back to the Knowledge base.
I have run out of ideas how to fix it and frustrated with the lack of support concern from Autodesk.
My Recommendation: I wish there was a more viable solution to using Auto desk AutoCAD 2013.
I apologize for the inconvenience and definitely don't want you to think that we don't care or that our support is nonexistent.
Can you try the suggestions mentioned here and let us know if they resolve the issue?
Yes i tried these solutions that i could. Even tried a new user account but that did the same thing. The "Checking license" would freeze each and everytime at the splash screen.
Are there any other possible solutions to this bug?
No solution in sight for AutoCAD 2013 locking up during initial splash screen at "checking license". Tried mutiple suggested fixes and all with the exact same outcome. License check during the initial splash screen freezes 100% of the time. Stick with older version of AutoCAD, it worked with far less frustration.
Did you reinstall Windows 7 as my Product Support colleague had suggested? As he believes the blame is the OS and other 3rd party software. Or look at the following potential solutions?