How to install autocad 2008 32 bit on 64 bit windows 7
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I purchased a Dell notebook and it came with Windows 7 bit installed. What do I do?
Windows bit is a MESS! Have you installed the service pack for AutoCAD ?
The readme doesn't suggest there is any problem running AutoCAD on Vista bit and I would be surprised if enough changed with Windows 7 to break it.
By the looks of it there is a bit version of AutoCADare you able to get and install that? Two issues in hand from experience: Autocad will not work past XP. You can install Autocad on Vista but you will run into issues with the program.
You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war. The 32 bit versions of windows have the same thing to allow it to run 16 bit apps Anyway, to be on the safer side; If you husbands laptop is a 64bit, then it;s prefered to get 64bit Application as it uses its effeciency etc etc. The 32 bit version of Auto-Cad is not compatible with a 64 bit OS. You must use the version appropriate for your OS. The 64 bit version will be the superior product.
It may be possible to run the 32 bit Auto-Cad on a virtual machine running on 64 bit Windows but that is rarely a good solution for professional use. Depends on the exact version he has. All 32 bit software should work on a 64 bit OS. The problem may be that some part is not fully 32 bit.Installer AutoCAD 2008
As a professional he may need to purchase the 64 bit version if he uses large files. Otherwise just get a 32 bit version of Windows. There are many that report no problems with running the 32 bit version on 64 bit OS.
Again it is the exact version he has that makes a difference. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.
AutoCAD 32bit does indeed run fine on 64bit Windows, you need to convert the installer application using the Longbow Converter software www. I've been running it now for months with no problems at all. He should run the 64bit because he can run a lot more memory than the 32bit can and that will improve his productivity when working with large files 32bit Windows is limited to 4GB but actually uses a bit under 3.
More memory is definitely better with Autocad, Photoshop, and similar programs.