I'm using SW2012 BASIC on a Win 7 64 Pro machine and tried to install the free eDrawings Viewer to look at a file sent to me created in 2015? The viewer installer errors with a "Newer Version Installed" and then tries to take me to the Online Download application. Naturally that fails because I'm not a subscriber. That in turn tries to take me to Online Technical Support -- which also fails for the same reason.
I downloaded eDrawings onto another PC which worked fine, and I was able to decline he job without any problem. But this is just another *STUPID* screw-up of the SolidWorks 'security' that treats us like criminals and causes me to experience bile and anger towards a software product I bought and paid for, used to enjoy using, and now loathe & despise.