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I need to find a replacement PC fast for my Autocad 2004LD. I have been using a Toshiba notebook that has Windows Vista Home and I have been getting Autocad to work using the 'Run as Administrator' option. With the Toshiba showing signs of hard wear, I'm looking for a more proper new computer with Window XP Pro, being as I have heard this is the optimum operating systems for v2004. It is hard to find a new PC though that has the Windows XP Pro already installed- Dell just sold out of what stock they had left. It seems there are many new computers with Windows 7 with the XP Pro downgradable installed. Has anyone used such a computer with the XP Pro downgradable feature? Any issues in using Autocad 2004 on such a computer?
I'd rather cover all the bases before I shell out $$ for a new computer and find something won't work properly. I'm not even sure how the downgradable XP feature works, whether it is actually Windows 7 loaded and I need to reinstall with XP Pro, or if the computer is actually loaded already with XP Pro. Or is this 'downgrable' feature actually the Windows 7 running in XP mode that I have heard of? Any and all help appreciated, including some computer brands/models anyone is using that is operating according to what I intend to use mine for. If I had the choice I would go with Win 7 Pro 64bit. This will allow you to gain access to more than 3GB or RAM which is invaluable with powerful software like Autocad. Your problem lies in using such old software, I wouldn't risk trying to run Acad04 on a win 7 machine.
It smells of trouble. Just get a machine with the option to downgrade to XP pro. This 'downgrade' essentially means you have an XP machine. There is no win 7 element left on the machine. The other option is to invest in a newer version of Acad. Then you can use more RAM and enjoy all the fruits and performance of Win 7, as well as the improvements in newer versions of Acad. Not cheap though!!!
If it really is THAT big of an issue, and you're not doing any 'heavy' drafting in AutoCAD (aka massive 3D projects or anything) then just grab a new computer with Windows 7 64bit, load it up with as much RAM as your budget allows, and install Windows Virtual PC (to run Windows XP within Windows 7. Problem solved.
8) Cool beans. The projects are simple: no 3D, minimal layers, no XREF, etc. Will take your advice and go get the damn thing already! One more question though on the W7. Do I need to get the W7 Pro version in order to run the Virtual PC? 'Windows 7 is supported in AutoCAD 2010 (and 2011 and higher) and Inventor 2010 (and 2011 and higher).
If you want to install and run older versions of AutoCAD, LT, or Inventor (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, R11.) in Win7, you can use the virtualized 'XP Mode' available for Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise (both 32-bit and 64-bit). To use the Windows XP Mode you will need a CPU hardware support. You can detect the HW virtualization support in your processor with the utility havdetectiontool.exe (The Windows XP Mode add-on (application) can be downloaded from the Microsoft web (Then you can install the tool through Windows Virtual PC >Windows XP Mode.' Or, have the PC setup to dual boot, XP or Win 7. Did this ever get bottomed out as I'm in a similar position. I recently bought a new laptop from PC World having explained to them what I needed it to do and what software I was running.
Hasten to say I can't get 2004 to even install. It get's so far and then sticks saying it's incompatible. The Laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium, so I'm guessing I'll have to upgrade to Professional, but does the Virtual PC thing work? Or am I better going with the dual boot system? PC World are being no help at all.
Did this ever get bottomed out as I'm in a similar position. The Essential Fred Hammond Zip on this page. I recently bought a new laptop from PC World having explained to them what I needed it to do and what software I was running.
Hasten to say I can't get 2004 to even install. It get's so far and then sticks saying it's incompatible.
The Laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium, so I'm guessing I'll have to upgrade to Professional, but does the Virtual PC thing work? Or am I better going with the dual boot system? PC World are being no help at all. Glad to answer your question. I did a helluva lot of research on this and what I ended up getting was a HP Slimline PC with W7 Professional, 64-bit.
Apparently only the W7 Pro or Ultimate will work with Autocad 2004. The steps I used, after getting a system with either of the above W7 systems, was this: 1.) Go to Microsoft website and download the 'Virtual PC' and 'XP Mode' software. Their website gives easy to follow instrux. After installed, I think it will ask you to reboot. Aso 3 5 Valid Keygen Download No Virus. Unless your PC is already configured for such, you may need press F12 (I think it is F12) during the boot-up in order to get into the Hardware Vitrualization menu. Activate the Hardware Virtualization.
2.) After following any and all instrux on the Microsoft website for the Virtual PC and XP Mode, go to the Start button and find the program folder for the XP Mode and go into it. It will take you out of the W7 system into XP Mode. From XP Mode, install your Autocad as usual. I also installed my Word and Excel 2000. It's really that easy to do. I'm not exactly a CAD guru but it was a snap to do.
To launch Autocad, I go to the Start button and go into XP Mode and from there, open Autocad. Funny, but after messing around with W7 for a few days, I realized there was an Autocad 2004 icon on the W7 desktop and when I clicked it, it worked (and still does) just fine in W7 itself, no XP Mode needed! I also found the same worked for my Word and Excel programs, where I can use them in either W7 or XP Mode. If you decide to use all your programs in XP Mode, you may need to find some older versions of the programs. For example, when I started using XP Mode initially, the current version of Filezilla wouldn't work in XP Mode so I had to find an older version that would work in XP Mode.
But even then, after I started using Autocad in W7 itself, I just use the newer versions of all the programs I have in W7. Kinda weird, but everything works like a charm. I have the best of both worlds- being able to use older versions of Autocad with the benefits of having all the current programs working in W7. I was in exactly the same boat as you were but I read a lot, talked to HP to make sure I got what I wanted. HP customer service aren't exactly a drawer of sharp knives as they had no idea there was a difference between W7 with XP Mode and W7 with the downgrade to XP Pro. Hope all this helps. I rambled, but I was tickled to get my system working right off the bat and know there are others in a similiar situation.
Let me know if this works for you and if I answered in a way that helps you.
Here is what works: Install Windows 7. Either 32 or 64 bit version is OK. Keep in mind that AutoCAD 2004 is a 32 bit applicartion.
Install AutoCAD 2004. Use the Microsoft upgrade process to move to Windows 10. When completed AutoCAD 2004 will run just the same as in Windows 7 with no extra messages or other annoying prompts. Why does the work? I simply don't know, it just works.
If someone out there, smarter than me could figure out why it works then maybe this would answer the big question which is how to replecate this in Windows 10 without having to go back to Wimdows 7. In the mean time good luck and keep in mind that when this free upgrade program ends from Microsoft on 7/29/16 this option may no loger be available to you.