Uninstall all the old SolidWorks on your system, student version isn't upgradable.
after unistall reinstqall as new version SW2012.
Lenny is correct..
me also faced same issue.
After uninstallation of 2011 and reinstallation of 2012 problem solved.
try it once
Yes, it worked for me too. I just forgot to give feedback in here.
The problem was mostly that it offered the possibility to upgrade. Uninstalling everything and reinstall as new version worked like a charm.
You don't need to uninstall but simply rename these keys:
On machines with 32-bit Operation System
On machines with 64-bit Operation System
This is as per Solution Id: S-057711 from Solidworks Knowledge Base
SolidWorks Student Edition purchase eligibility
The SolidWorks Student Edition is available to high school and degree-seeking students or full-time faculty members using the software for personal learning or academic purposes.
A “degree-seeking student” is defined as a student who can confirm enrollment in a degree-granting program, or who can confirm full-time enrollment in a certificate-granting program. Do not purchase this software if you're not a degree-seeking student or a full-time faculty member. Commercial and institutional use is prohibited.
- Software ceases to function 12 months after registration
- Subscription support service is not included
- Your license may not be upgraded
- Email support is available for installation and registration
- Registration requires Internet access
Although SolidWorks Student Edition is functionally identical to the SolidWorks software used by professionals in the workplace, certain features make it unsuitable for commercial use.
Institutional use of SolidWorks Student Edition is prohibited. Schools interested in licensing use should contact an authorized SolidWorks reseller.
SolidWorks Student Edition software may not be resold, transferred, rented, modified, or copied. Any misuse of the terms of the software license agreement will terminate the right to use this software.
I am having a problem installing the 2012 on a clean system Solid Works Student edition
I have tried to remove the old 2011 version but the new one will still not load. It keeps stopping at 30-35%
I have the error reports if it is the last items on the last files its 157error and 1603 at the end.
Is this windows Ref: ? .I also got a screen telling me to contact support not easy with your site down
I have tried removing all the SolidWorks files and registers still manually by hand as well as automatic same thing happens. As instructed on your help pages web site still did not work .
The old copy of solid works 2011 did install without any problems. The licence had expired so have uninstalled it SolidWorks 2011 and removed the registry’s entries listed .
It dose however install eDrawings but not SolidWorks some times. Is it a SolidWorks or a windows problem?
If you re name the keys what to you re name them
Look forward to hearing from some one soon. Let me know if you require any addition information
Got it working now with help from Solidworks support they
e-mail me back
This issue appears to be related to VSTA component.
This error may happen if the user does not have proper permissions on registry keys while installing SolidWorks, or if registry keys are corrupt. Try the following steps to resolve this issue:
- Login as an administrator and turn off all anti-virus applications.
- Uninstall the existing VSTA installation from Start > Control Panel > Program and Features > (Microsoft visual studio tools for applications) 3. Rename following registry keys: (run registry editor from Start > Run > type "regedit" (without quotes) and select OK. This will launch registry editor). Please ensure not to modify any other registry key or folder since it can lead to malfunctioning of other applications.
x86 (32 bit system)
Rename the folders to VSTAHOST_OLD and VSTAHostConfig_OLD
3. Run SolidWorks installation using Installation Manager agai
it worked for me now happy >