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Software Installation in XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by George, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. George

    George Flightless Bird

    All of a sudden there is one software package I can't get installled on my
    laptop. I'm running XP Pro (SP3) and have installed this software (Autocad
    2000) on other machines in my possession which are running the exact same
    version with no probs. The isntalltion barely gets started. Autorun
    initiates the process and when I elect to install Autocad it hangs. When I
    check the Task Manager it idicates nothing is running. PS. I AM running a
    dual boot system on this laptop with XP PRO (SP3) on one volume and Windows
    2000 Pro on the other. My objective is to get all my programs and data into
    XP Pro and delete the Win 2k Pro partition. Any suggestions-anybody?
     
  2. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "George" wrote:

    > All of a sudden there is one software package I can't get installled on my
    > laptop. I'm running XP Pro (SP3) and have installed this software (Autocad
    > 2000) on other machines in my possession which are running the exact same
    > version with no probs. The isntalltion barely gets started. Autorun
    > initiates the process and when I elect to install Autocad it hangs. When I
    > check the Task Manager it idicates nothing is running. PS. I AM running a
    > dual boot system on this laptop with XP PRO (SP3) on one volume and Windows
    > 2000 Pro on the other. My objective is to get all my programs and data into
    > XP Pro and delete the Win 2k Pro partition. Any suggestions-anybody?


    Try installing in "clean boot" state:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353

    I have seen software that refused to install in "normal" boot, install just
    fine in "clean boot". Probably a conflict with some other software that you
    have on the machine.
     
  3. teabag

    teabag Flightless Bird

    As far as I know, Autocad 2000 simply will not run on XP or anything newer.
    Your best bet will be to continue with a dual boot with an OS that supports
    your version of Autocad - that's what I do (with Windows 98 SE).

    teabag

    "George" <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8E76C46B-1F0E-4CD3-8F8D-7DAC0BAEFD2B@microsoft.com...
    > All of a sudden there is one software package I can't get installled on my
    > laptop. I'm running XP Pro (SP3) and have installed this software
    > (Autocad
    > 2000) on other machines in my possession which are running the exact same
    > version with no probs. The isntalltion barely gets started. Autorun
    > initiates the process and when I elect to install Autocad it hangs. When
    > I
    > check the Task Manager it idicates nothing is running. PS. I AM running
    > a
    > dual boot system on this laptop with XP PRO (SP3) on one volume and
    > Windows
    > 2000 Pro on the other. My objective is to get all my programs and data
    > into
    > XP Pro and delete the Win 2k Pro partition. Any suggestions-anybody?
     

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