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How to run an older version of AutoCAD or Inventor in Windows 7.

A - answer 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.

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22.11.2009    40346×  
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See also:
Tip 10482:Compatibility of Autodesk products with Windows 10.
Tip 10084:Error "Unsupported operating system" when installing Revit LT 2015.
Tip 9520:My Inventor 2013, 2012 or 2011 does not work after upgrade to Windows 8.1
Tip 9032:How to install AutoCAD 2013 or Inventor 2013 in Windows 8?
Tip 9004:Compatibility of HP Designjets with Microsoft Windows 8.

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