problem in autocad reinstallation

priyadoshi08

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hello, i had autocad in my laptop and then uninstalled it for some reasons.. and now when i'm trying to install it again, its saying autocad is already installed.. i even tried revo and removed every single file but the problem remains.. anyone got some solution??
 

bambiboom

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priyadoshi08,

I assume from your post that used the Control Panel "Programs and Features" unistaller and then may have also manually deleted the C: Program files and Program X86 Autodesk folders. I have uninstalled AutoCad 2007 using only the Programs and Features uninstaller without further problems, but newer versions may be more "protective". I once (12.12) restored my HD from a system image and had to reactivate all the Autodesk products as though they were installed on a new computer, whereas Solidworks and Adobe CS4 did not require it.

The following three posts/articles seem to address the problem of a computer having residual traces of AutoCad such that it presents a block to reinstallation.

1> From Autodesk >"How to remove all Autodesk products from a Windows system" >

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=2887771&linkID=9240617

2> Wednesday, September 19, 2012 > "How to solve problem when setup says AutoCAD is installed" >

http://blog.jtbworld.com/2012/09/how-to-solve-problem-when-setup-says.html

3> "Sometime when installations or uninstallations fails it is good to completely remove every trace that the application left. " >

http://blog.jtbworld.com/2007/04/completely-clean-out-traces-of-autocad.html

These seem to be progressively more thorough but I can not say whether these work. If you do try the third remedy which visits the dangerous realm of regedit, for safety (Oh, how I suffered in that dark and lonely land during the bleak days of Windows 95!), carefully backup your system's Registry before doing any editing!

Beyond these measures- if nothing works- you might consider a full reinstall of OS and applications, which might, in any event give you a cleaner, faster running machine.

As I have not had this problem personally, I hope others will comment on the above.

Best of luck!


Cheers,

BambiBoom
 
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