I have the same problem as several others while trying to install Solidworks 2012-2013: the 'next button' doesn't work. I've tried all the methods
provided in those previous posts but it's still nog helping. Can anyone help me out?
Welcome to the forum.
Are you undating an existing version or is this a fresh clean install?
This is a fresh clean install
Well the buttons are Java applets. I'd check to make sure Java is working in other applications and not disabled in your internet security settings.
In what other applications could I check whether Java works or not? And I have reset my internet security settings for Internet Explorer but should I also look at Chrome?
Well, the internet explorer settings are the Windows settings, so if you have your local network zone security set to medium-low you should be good to go.
Java Runtime Engine 6.37 appears to have been the last update. You can goto Java.org to install the latest version, if you want to try that.
If you can't disable you're Antivirus software, then that's a matter of user priveleges-and that could the source of other issues that might cause the Solidworks install to fail. Are you logged onto your machine with an account that has local admin priveleges? (if you can install MS Office or a video card driver then you probably are logged in with admin priveleges) You can also right-click on the setup.exe and select 'run as administrator' in Vista and Windows 7.
You might also try starting your machine in safemode with networking and see if you can install the software then.
If that doesn't help tell us in detail about the specs of your machine: hardware and OS.
I have set my internet settings to low without any effect. I have already tried Java 6.37 and 7.13. Running as administrator didn't work too. I have noticed though that Java is not working in Internet Explorer. It works is Mozilla Firefox and in Google Chrome but not in Internet Explorer and in the forums was already mentioned that Internet Explorer was used during the installation. Could that be the problem? I have tried enabling java but I didn't manage to enable it.
What specs do you need?
I uninstalled IE9 and the button works now with IE8
Thanks everybody for helping me out!
Ok, then what I would do at this point is do a clean uninstall and then
copy the contents from the install DVD to a network drive and install it from there.
See if that makes a difference. If this doesn't work it is possible you could
have a bad DVD.
Did you purchase this license directly from a VAR?
I can't do a clean uninstall for something I didn't manage to install yet
I am using a download from Solidworks so I don't have a DVD to use. My teacher
gave me the license.
Hey, I've been having the same issues with my software. I got the license from my school and I'm trying to install it. I get about half way through the process before I get this "Fatal Error" message that pops up. So far no dice on the install..
Two things come to mind. Either the file they gave you is corrupt and it needs to be downloaded again or there are firewalls/antiviral softwares in place that are preventing this.
I've already tried to disable my antiviral software but it didn't work. Also downloaded the file several times without succes...
You can probably find the answer in this post;
It links to a Microsoft forum and you need to remove all subkeys that don't start with a number in
with pseudo-graphic number, you'll see it before zone number 0.
I have checked that too, but I only have subfolders with numbers
What version of Windows is loaded on the computer? SolidWorks doesn't play nice on Home editions. Professional or Ultimate are what you'd need. This may be why you're having problems.
I have windows 7 home premium... What can I do then to solve the problem?
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