1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 23, 2016 7:18 AM by Richard Bremmer

    Solidworks Will Not Uninstall

    Zoe Solidworks Morse-Brown

      I had to download Solidworks 2015 for a class last year and had some kind of student edition that maybe had a limited activation timeframe in which it would work. I don't really remember. But now I'm trying to clear out my computer. The program obviously won't run since my activation key is expired. But the program won't/can't uninstall. I get an error message:




      It looks like it wants me to re-install something or maybe give an activation key but I'm not in the class so I don't have one. How can I uninstall this program?! I'm incredibly frustrated.

        • Re: Solidworks Will Not Uninstall
          Richard Bremmer

          From the SolidWorks KB:


          S-062141: How is the error "An activation prerequisite is missing, please reinstall (68)" when running the SOLIDWORKS® Activation Wizard resolved?

          1. Open a command prompt (Start > Run > type cmd and hit enter)

          2. Type 'cd c:\program files\solidworks corp\solidworks\setup\i386' to change to the <SolidWorks install directory>\setup\i386 folder  If SolidWorks is not installed in the default location update the path as necessary

          3. Type swlicservinst.exe -swip swx and hit enter

          4. Type swinstactsvc.exe -swip swx and hit enter

          5. Start SolidWorks.