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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Vista Patch for AutoCAD 2007

If you are trying to run AutoCAD 2007 on Windows Vista then listen up. We have been asked this question more times in the past several months than any other-- "How can I get it to work on Vista?"

Autodesk has released SP2 for AutoCAD 2007. Here is the link to download SP2. The only hiccup in the service patch is if you have already installed SP1. Due to a limitation in Service Pack 1, Service Pack 2 cannot be installed on Windows Vista with SP1 already installed. To install SP2, first uninstall and reinstall AutoCAD and then apply SP2 (without installing SP1.)

17 comments:

bakins2 said...

autocad 2007 LT will not even load
on my Vista home premium.

Anonymous said...

patch for autocad 2007 (VISTA HOME)

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Anonymous said...

glad it worked for u, the patch does not even detect my autocad 2007

Steven said...

They have got to be kidding me. How about autodesk adding something to SP1 so it does not allow itself to be installed on vista??? What a pain in the butt.

Edwin said...

The SP2 for Autocad2007 didn't work with my Vista.

Anonymous said...

SP2 would not finish it's installation for me either. Vista wouldn't allow it to complete.

Adam said...

Ever since I installed AutoCAD 2007 and a third party add on, on to my Windows Vista computer, the hard disk has gone wrong. The disk chunters away for hours on end, doing what I do not know. When I go to defragment the hard disk it takes hours.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike, I`ve been trying to install Autocad 2007 and 2008 in my vista ultimate OS. There is an error during installation "cannot find network folder Autocad/2008/R.17/enu" and the installation terminates abruptly. I even referred to Autodesk website for troubleshooting and they say

"Error 1606 during stand-alone or network installation on Windows Vista

Published date: 2007-05-01
ID: TS1070134
Applies to:
AutoCAD® 2008
AutoCAD LT® 2008
Issue

When you tried to install your Autodesk product on Windows Vista, you received the following error message and the installation aborted:

Error 1606. Could not access network location.

Autodesk\ProductName\ProductRelease\ProductLanguage\.

AutoCAD® 2008 error example:

Error 1606. Could not access network location.

Autodesk\AutoCAD 2008\R17.1\enu\

Solution

You received this error message because the Windows registry keys that point to the current user's profile are not configured correctly.

To resolve this issue:

1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. In Windows Explorer, browse to the C:\Windows directory.
3. Locate the Regedit.exe file and double-click it to open the Registry Editor.
4. In the Registry Editor, browse to the following key:

* HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
5. This Registry key contains the values that point to the current user's Windows profile. You will need to make sure that each of these values is correct by entering them into the Address Bar in Windows Explorer. If you receive an error for any of these paths, you will have to correct the value before you try to install the Autodesk product again.

Note: By default, Windows Vista user profiles are stored in the C:\Users directory. In the Windows Explorer Address Bar, enter %USERPROFILE% to determine which user profile is associated with the current user."

I made the correction and yet there is the same problem. Help me out Mike, help me.

Anonymous said...

To expand on:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/item?siteID=123112&id=9579121&linkID=9240617

Look at the individual registry keys on your machine. Do they match the defaults shown below?

http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/95/1/How-to-move-the-special-folders-in-Windows-Vista.html

or

http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1936995&SiteID=17

Even better, if you have another user account on your machine, it may still be in a default state. If so, navigate to the same area of the registry in that user account, print it (file>print in regedit) and use it as a checklist for the account you are having problems installing AutoCAD.

Anonymous said...

Expanding on the above... My Vista registry was corrupted by programs installing Windows XP keys. Instead of starting C:\Users\ for Vista they started C:\Documents and Settings which is where user files for Windows XP located.

The Autocad installer would therefore look in C:\Documents and Settings and find nothing as this directory does not exist by default in Vista.

Kimberly said...

when i try to install sp2, it won't even recognize that i have autocad installed on my vista (32 bit) machine. is there a difference between adt 2007 and autocad 2007? i have no idea why else this is giving me problems. anyone else having the same problem and/or know how to get it to work? this is making me crazy. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried this yet, but apparently if you install the program to C:\AutoCad (NOT the Program Files folder) Vista can run AutoCad. It will most likely still need the Service Pack, but still may work. Just got news of this from a super IT nerd. Good luck.

Zevin - Matt said...

Is there a way to install the 07 Iventor 11 software on Vista too?

World of Warcraft Gold Guides said...

good post :)

ting said...

after the shell folders..have 2 things appear..1 is default 1 is do not use this register key..the 1st value name is default, value data is %USERPROFILE%, 2nd value name is do not use this register key, value data is Use the SHGetFolderPath or SHGetKnownFolderPath function instead...any 1 can help me???

Jai said...

Guys This link is for Autocad 2007 installed from Revit CD. Try the below link for Autocad 2007 SP2 download
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?linkID=9240618&id=9444984&siteID=123112