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OutlawSS
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Using older software I own on a Windows 7 computer

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09-01-2011 06:52 AM

I own Planix Suite and AutoCAD LT 97. I am getting back into design and would like to use these, but cannot get them to run even in compatability mode . Is there anything else I can do?

Thanks, Sherri:smileysurprised:

Autodesk products prior to the 2010 line are not supported on Windows 7. 

 

You should consider the XP Mode Virtual Machine offered by Microsoft.  This will allow you to install a fully-featured version of Windows XP on your Windows 7 to use for older programs.  It is free for licensed users of Windows 7.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

 

 

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Re: Using older software I own on a Windows 7 computer

09-01-2011 08:02 AM in reply to: OutlawSS

Autodesk products prior to the 2010 line are not supported on Windows 7. 

 

You should consider the XP Mode Virtual Machine offered by Microsoft.  This will allow you to install a fully-featured version of Windows XP on your Windows 7 to use for older programs.  It is free for licensed users of Windows 7.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

 

 

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Re: Using older software I own on a Windows 7 computer

09-01-2011 05:37 PM in reply to: TravisNave

:smileyhappy:Thank you! I was trying to load my old ME as a second OS right after I posted, good to know about Virtual Machine!

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Re: Using older software I own on a Windows 7 computer

06-20-2012 12:45 PM in reply to: OutlawSS

I am trying to install mechanical desktop 6, but i don't get it.

I receive an error 436:4:1 -  about license...

does anybody know to resolve it???

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Re: Using older software I own on a Windows 7 computer

06-21-2012 10:36 AM in reply to: Lucelia.silva

Read the solution I posted above on this.  There is no way you can get that old version to run and license on Windows 7 because the licensing service is not meant to run on Windows 7 and will not work right.  You have to run it in a XP Mode virtual machine or else install it on Windows XP on another box.  That's really your only solution.

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