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Installing Solidworks 2014 on a virtual Machine for WWGM

Question asked by Telal Albashir on Jun 19, 2017

I am trying to install Solidworks 2014 on virtual machine for Windchill Work Group Manager. I keep coming across the error (attached).


These are the steps I’ve attempted thus far:


  1. 1. Uninstall the existing VSTA installation from Add or Remove Programs (VSTA is Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Applications )
    2. Rename following registry keys:

     start by opening up Regedit.exe  (typically found in C:\Windows\regedit.exe)
For 64 bit, browse to the following and rename them:

HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VSTAHost  (rename this to VSTAHostOLD)
HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VSTAHostConfig (rename this to VSTAHostConfigOLD)



     Close regedit.exe


  1. 3. Try to Install SolidWorks using Installation Manager again


Please let me know If you have any ideas as to how to resolve this?