AutoCAD Compatibility issues

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Survey Says, Jun 27, 2007.

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    Survey Says Guest

    I just purchase a Dell Inspiron 1705 running Vista Home premium as an
    operating system. I use AutoCAD LDD 2005 as a CAD program for my surveying
    business and am quite happy with that product. I've resisted upgrading to
    2007 because I like working with point files rather than objects.
    I've contacted my Autodesk provider and asked why VISTA won't allow me to
    run AutoCAD products. Her answer is that version 2008 will be compatible.
    Great...I need something that works now!
    I'm thinking it will be easier to delete Vista and install XP but this is
    turning into quite a process. Is it possible to partition in a way that
    allows me to choose what operating system I can use, so I can run AutoCAD
    when I want to? Does that even make sense? By the way, this is a first for me
    trying out a discussion group.
    Survey Says, Jun 27, 2007
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  2. If you have software that will not function under Vista, you only choice is
    to continue to use Windows XP until an update is made available for your
    chosen program.

    Autodesk is notorious for NOT upgrading for free. After all, this software
    is used in a corporate/business setting and they feel that people should be
    willing to spend $3800.00 for a version that "works" in keeping their
    business running.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    Richard Urban, Jun 27, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    Dave, Jun 27, 2007
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    Survey Says Guest

    Thanks Richard. I think we are going to ship the notebook back and get one
    with XP uploaded to avoid paying for an operating system that won't serve my

    AutoCAD is only interested in forcing people to update software and pay
    their "ransom" subscription rates. I am a micro business and not willing to
    pay $1,100 annually to keep up to date. Their answer was...wait till we
    release 2008, it will be compatible. Geesh :-/
    Survey Says, Jun 27, 2007
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    Survey Says Guest

    Thanks Dave,

    I will send the notebook back to Dell and get another notebook with XP and
    conserve disk space. We have the space but after thinking about it, why use
    it up on two operating systems.
    Survey Says, Jun 27, 2007
  6. I am running Acad Lt 2006 w/ Vista Business, in xp compatibility mode and
    have had no problems......yet.

    Gordon Noseworthy
    Fornaciari & Noseworthy Architects, Inc.
    34 Main Street, Suite 203
    Plymouth, MA. 02360
    tel. 508 746 2036
    fax 508 746 3377
    the other gordo, Jun 27, 2007
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    Survey Says Guest

    Interesting...I don't have the business Vista...Home premium. I contacted
    Dell and they will set me up with XP Home Ed and it will cost me $24 after
    rebates and coupons. That's the route I'm going until AutoCAD can make things
    work for me on Vista, at which time I will reinstall.
    Survey Says, Jun 27, 2007
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    gls858 Guest

    I think you'll will find that when you go to upgrade the price
    for moving from your current version to the new version is about
    the same as paying the $1100 per year. In fact if you wait to
    long they make you buy a full version license again. At least
    this is what happened to us. It's the old pay us now or pay us
    later, but you will pay us.

    gls858, Jun 27, 2007
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    gls858 Guest

    I've been told the older versions of AutoCad will never be made
    Vista compatible. That's straight from AutoCad.

    gls858, Jun 27, 2007
    mohamed abd razk mokhtar, Nov 4, 2007
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    Charlie Tame Guest

    Well you did good for a first time in explaining the problem.

    The first thing is that this is NOT "Easy" for a beginners and you must
    make sure you have certain things ready.

    Either back up everything you have on the machine to some place else or
    be prepared to lose ALL of it, sometimes that just happens.

    You got a CD with the machine? Make sure you have that and the numbers
    of it. You also need a CD for XP and the numbers. You also should check
    the Dell website for drivers for the various parts inside the machine,
    both for XP and Vista.

    Also, before you do any of this have a look at this website and see if
    using a virtual machine might work.

    I mention this one because I know it and it is fairly easy to set up but
    Microsoft also supply a free one

    I think you would be better off trying this Microsoft one first as it is
    not destructive at all so if it doesn't perform well enough all you lost
    is a bit of time.

    You will still need a copy of XP to install and still need a valid key,
    but it is much much safer than trying to mess with partitions if you
    haven't done that before.
    Charlie Tame, Nov 4, 2007
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    Adnan Ali Guest

    Dear Sir,
    My is Adnan ali khan.
    My problem is, i am using vista 6.0 Version on my Toshiba Laptop, when ever i install Autocad 2005 & 2006, after installation when i run the programe at the same time my hole system vga become desterb and gives indications of compaitebility ?
    what is the right soulation of my matter??
    please waiting for you valuable reply.

    Adnan Ali, Nov 25, 2008
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    DL Guest

    Doubtless English is a second or third language, which probably beats you by
    DL, Nov 25, 2008
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    Dave Cox Guest

    I am pretty sure his attempt at English is better then how you would
    butcher his native language if the tables were turned.

    This forum isn't an exam of the English language after all (99.9% of us
    including me would fail at one point or another). It's where people
    from all walks of life and different languages should be able to come
    and ask questions concerning Vista. Even though I might not have an
    answer to the OP's question other then contact AutoDesk I was able to
    understand what he was asking, my question is can you?
    Dave Cox, Nov 25, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    New to Usenet? If you want a moderated group, visit Live Groups (or
    whatever Microsoft is calling them now), Yahoo Groups, Google Groups,
    etc. and I am sure you will find Vista groups that don't allow
    *anything* but Vista questions. In the meantime, get used to it and get
    over it.

    Alias, Nov 25, 2008
  16. Not only that, you get trolls who think their only mission in life is to
    tell people to use that piece of shit OS they call Ubuntu. What those
    trolls don't know is that people who come to the Vista group already know
    that Ubuntu is shit, and will never migrate to it. Remember, Ubuntu is FREE
    and nobody wants it. That should tell you all you need to know about it.
    Lord Fauntleroy, Nov 25, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    Remember, everything that the nym shifting troll who posted this says is
    a lie.

    Alias, Nov 25, 2008
  18. You are correct. Remember, everything that Alias the troll posts is nothing
    but a lie.

    Thanks for pointing that out.
    Lord Fauntleroy, Nov 25, 2008
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    Dave Cox Guest

    Who said anything about wanting a moderated newsgroup? Do you have a
    comprehension problem?
    Dave Cox, Nov 25, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    You just outlined what this news group is for and, guess what, you're
    wrong. If you want what you outlined, go to a moderated group.

    Alias, Nov 25, 2008
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