Will not install in Win 8.1.
SW 2019 SP0
It installed fine on win 7 laptop, however it will not install on Win 8.1 is this just temporary since it is SP0 or permanent?
From the looks of the system requirements page (SOLIDWORKS | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS) Windows 8.1 now has two feet in the grave. It went end of life with 2018 SP5.0. If it is like other older operating systems it will be blocked from installing versions after its end of life.
They have stuck the win7 end of life in my face for a several updates and don't recall ever seeing the 8.1. That is actually a newer than win7 release.
Thank you very much for posting the end of life chart.
Our secure network is air gapped from the internet when it went live back when 8.1 was the latest and greatest. Our only issue is the fact we cannot update and activate Win 10 unless we allow the machines that have secure data on them connect to the internet. This is going to be a major headache that I was not planning on so soon.
Fred Fisher wrote: They have stuck the win7 end of life in my face for a several updates and don't recall ever seeing the 8.1. That is actually a newer than win7 release.
Fred Fisher wrote:
This is not from SOLIDWORKS but Microsoft has ended the mainstream support on Win 8.1 in January 2018. So the applications have to be moved to higher version from 8.1 to 10.
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