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Windows XP Pro and AutoCAD Compatibility

By KCFP ·
Has anyone run AutoCAD 2000 on Windows XP Pro? Our CAD Vendor is stating that AutoCAD 2000 can not run on Windows XP.

Will running in Windows 2000 compatability mode work? What issues does this pose? Does performance degrade?

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you,

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by KCFP In reply to Windows XP Pro and AutoCA ...

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by jsarinana In reply to Windows XP Pro and AutoCA ...

How to install AutoCAD 2000 and 2000i in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q292533
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/gethelp/appcompat.asp
Create a shortcut for the CD's SETUP on your desktop. Then right-mouse click
it and select the "compatibility" tab. Check the Compatibility mode box and
then just choose Windows 2000.
Make sure you have the CD in the drive when you right-mouse click on the
shortcut otherwise it will not work.

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by KCFP In reply to

Thanks for the help!

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Windows XP Pro and AutoCA ...

Boy, there is a lot of mess with this program, and Windows XP, isn't there?
First off, I found many discussion threads stating that AutoCAD 2000 will not install on WinXP due to the Install program in Autocad not working in XP.
The posts I read said to run the install in Windows 2000 Compatibility Mode. So, go with Answer1 to at least get it installed.
Next, there are other problems with Autocad 2000 on XP, after you manage to get it installed. From the Autodesk website:
"3. What do I need to run my Stand Alone license manager locked product on Windows XP?
Your product may require an update to the Stand-Alone License Manager (SLM) to run under Windows XP. The SLM is also referred to as a software-lock.
Products that may require an update to the SLM include (but may not be limited to)

Trial CDs
Student Portfolio Versions
3ds max?
Many products when purchased outside the US and Canada

The update for the SLM is available by visiting our support site"

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by Joseph Moore In reply to

There is also the following issue:
"When you try to run Autodesk products that are locked using the C-Dilla based security system on Microsoft? Windows? XP, you receive the following warning message:

Cdilla CDSecure. This version of CDSecure is not compatible with this version of Windows.

If you attempt to run the program, license errors are subsequently displayed and the product does not start."

For this fix, Download the License Manager Run-Time System (RTS) at the Autodesk Product Support website. Go here for this one:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/item?siteID=123112&id=2864987&linkID=2475323
(please remove any spaces)

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by Joseph Moore In reply to

Here is another problem:
"Issue


If the Autodesk License Manager (AdLM) that uses ?lan technology is installed on a Windows? XP operating system, you are unable to get a license.

Solution


Windows XP is not a supported platform for the ?lan AdLM. The AdLM that uses ?lan technology must be installed on a Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT? 4.0 or Windows 2000 operating system."

No fix for this one.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to

Let's see, other problems:
"Fractions do not stack properly when certain fonts are used"
"Cannot run product installed by user logged into local machine as Administrator"
"FTP icon missing from Places list in Open dialog box"
And that is just the first page.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to

Basically, it sounds like AutoCAD 2000 on XP is not a good idea. Here is a page on Autocad compatibility on XP:

http://www.autodesk.com/us/xp_compatibility.htm

It says to upgrade to AutoCAD 2004, which is fully XP compliant (and it work, apparently, on XP!!!). So, if you can upgrade, you really might want to think about it.

Personally, I do not use AutoCAD, so I have no personal stories about it. But from what I have read in researching this answer, it is not an avenue I would recommend with XP.

Good luck.

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