I have been running 2014 on 32 bit w10. Solidworks has just tried to install 2014 sp5 and has effectively locked me out of 2014, What do I do now?
I believe that was the time that SW began to only support 64-bit systems. You may be able to rollback thru Windows to just before the latest SW install. It could still be problematic because SW2014 was not qualified to run in W10 despite the fact that it works sometime. At any rate, any newer version of SW will almost certainly require the 64-bit operating system.
Time to update your windows to a 64 bit version. There is very few reasons why someone shouldn't be running a 64bit version.
What to do you mean by effectively disabled?
What is happening? SolidWorks not launching? Error messages? Can you go in more detail?
Can you go back to an earlier SP?
SW2014 will run on x32 bit systems. That was the last year x32 bit Windows was supported.
SolidWorks 2015 SP5 was the first release to support Windows 10 x64. There is no support for any version of SolidWorks for Windows 10 x32 bit.
SOLIDWORKS System Requirements | Windows and Mac | SOLIDWORKS Scroll to bottom of page to see support for Microsoft products.
Some versions of SolidWorks will run on unsupported operating systems, but there is no guarantee. I would upgrade to x64 Windows 10.
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