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garlei

I'm trying to move my autocad program onto a new computer. I looked this up and I found the use of importing and exporting the files. But the thing is I can't do anything with the autocad on my new one at all. When I click on my Setup file to Install, it pops out a saying "You cannot install this product on the current operating system."

 

So, how can I even do the Exporting feature?

 

Or are there other ways??

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ReMark

Do you have a 32bit version of AutoCAD on a 64bit OS by any chance?

 

And just how did you "move" AutoCAD to your new computer?

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garlei

yes I think my new computer is 64bit OS, and Im using 32bit auto-cad.. does that make a difference?

It works fine on my old laptop but I don't know what OS that one was..

 

I just put the file into a portable hard drive to move it.. is there better way? Thanks

I actually tried installing again from the autodesk, but it happened the same..

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ReMark

Yes...it does make a difference.

 

What OS are you using on the new computer?

 

The recommended procedure is to install on the new computer not move.

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Tiger

Well, like your error message says, you can't do it. You need AutoCAD 64bit for Windows 64bit. Sometimes the errormessage is correct.

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ReMark

And sometimes the error message, although correct, may give you the wrong impression.

 

There might be a way around this. Please respond to my original question regarding what OS you are using.

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f700es

Well your info says AutoCAD 2011, did you use the download version or the DVD version?

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ReMark

I suspect he may have downloaded the software. If he used the DVD doesn't it have both versions on it?

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garlei

Its 64 bit OS on my new computer..

 

I downloaded the version from Autodesk. So should I go ahead and download 64bit AutoCad?

 

Thanks guys

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ReMark

For ease of installation your AutoCAD software should be the 64-bit version to match that of your operating system (64-bit). You never did mention which OS you're running? Windows what? XP or 7? Home Edition, Business, Pro or Ultimate?

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garlei

Sorry, it's a Windows 7 Home Premium

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ReMark

For future reference re: running 32bit apps on a 64bit computer. From Microsoft:

 

"WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run seamlessly on 64-bit Windows."

 

I'd still recommend downloading and installing 64bit AutoCAD 2011.

 

Addendum:

 

I'm running Win7 Ultimate (64-bit). There is a folder under Program Files (x86) > Windows > SysWOW64. I believe this for is included with every version of Windows 7. I'd suggest that anyone attempting to run 32-bit software on a 64-bit Win7 computer first read up on the implementation of the x86 emulator. For insurance purposes, I'd also suggest creating a Restore Point prior to installing the emulator too. Better safe than sorry, right?

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garlei

hmm, ok Thanks! I will try that and see

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ReMark

If you have any old 16bit apps then you are totally out of luck attempting to run them on a 64bit system. Again from Microsoft:

 

"Note that 64-bit Windows does not support running 16-bit Windows-based applications. The primary reason is that handles have 32 significant bits on 64-bit Windows. Therefore, handles cannot be truncated and passed to 16-bit applications without loss of data. Attempts to launch 16-bit applications fail with the following error: ERROR_BAD_EXE_FORMAT."

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JD Mather
hmm, ok Thanks! I will try that and see

 

Why? Download the 64-bit version for your OS.

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