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32 bit program to 64 bit opperating system

Cannot get AutoCAD 2008 civil 3D 32 bit to run or install on Vista home premium 64 bit system

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  • echild73 Feb 07, 2009

    thanx i am going to give it a shot

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    System is about 4 years old. I want it to be compatible with my new 64-bit Samsung AMD laptop.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I want my four-tear-old desktop to be compatible with my 2013 64-bit Samsung AMD laptop.

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From the Autocad webiste:
System Requirements AutoCAD® Civil and AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2009 Recommended System Requirements Recommended configuration (excluding server components used with project management capabilities):

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 (3 GHz or higher); AMD Athlon™; multiple processors supported, dual-core supported
  • 32-bit only: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate/Business/Enterprise, Microsoft® Windows XP (SP2)
Note: Windows XP 64 and Windows Vista 64 are supported in 32-bit compatibility mode only.

Here's how you should be able to run it in compatibility mode:
1. Right click on the Autocad Icon in your start menu
2. click on Properties
3. click on the Compatibility tab at the top
4. check the box next to Compatibility Mode and select Vista 32 bit if it is given as an option.

I don't have Vista here, but that is how it works in XP and I did do a search and it appears to be the same in Vista.

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  • Chris Feb 07, 2009

    Ok, let me know if it works and don't forget to rate my solution. :)

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