I have a problem with installing Solidworks 2015 SP1 ?
Anyone any idea's ?
You might try rebooting then first thing trying to download it, else you could just download it manually for the site.
We have the same problem at our company when updating to 1.1. All of us have SW-qualified workstations. Mine was the only machine that did not have the problem. I successfully updated about 1 week ago. I have since downloaded the full SW2015 SP1.1 and shared it with the other users. So far it seems successful. I guess I got lucky.
Brian, you have two separate problems: downloading the software and installing/using the software
Download problems are pretty specific to the status of your internet connection status.
SolidWorks may have been doing site maintenance while you were attempting this download.
Also to consider: SolidWorks pulled SP1.0 because of a date field issue. If you downloaded the installer for SP1 before they pulled it, download the SP1.1 installer and try running that.
If you're running through a proxy server or your IT department has placed download/upload restrictions on your machine, then the best thing to do is have the IT department download the software on a machine outside of their firewall. They can then scan it and transfer it to a server or your machine. You can try to troubleshoot this issue, but when it comes to dealing with the politics of IT departments, you're better off getting them to help you. Tell your boss what you're doing and get them to back you up, if you're unsure how IT will respond.
If this is your personal machine-which appears to be an Alienware-Toshiba hyrbid, then make sure you disable your virus scanner and any system monitoring software while the SolidWorks Installation manager is running.
If all else fails, try using the "manual download" option.
OK, you're second problem is that your machine is running Windows 7 Home Premium which is not a supported OS. SolidWorks requires the Professional version of Windows. I don't know if it will outright refuse to install once you've downloaded it, but file access, stability, memory management, available drivers-those are all dependent on having the professional version of Windows. Ultimate is also OK.
Your hardware looks like you should be able to get at least basic performance out of SolidWorks. but if you're going to create multi-sheet drawings or assemblies of any complexity for a living, you should get a machine with 16Gb of RAM and an i5, i7 or Xeon CPU.
Another thing to check, before installing and running Solidworks, make sure you're running a Solidworks certified graphics card. People getting in to Solidworks who ignore this requirement-even if they have 3Gb gaming card with the latest driver have a miserable time of it. Make sure you have a card/driver from this list:Graphics Card Drivers | SOLIDWORKS
Hi John thanks for the reply. This is my home laptop we have updated our work pc's now Iam looking to update my home Laptop. I currently have solidworks 2014 sp5 installed on it. You mention that I need a professional version off windows ? Iam confused on why I managed to install solidworks 2014 no problem. Do you think this could be the main reason That Iam not running a professional version off windows ? I have reboot laptop and tried again I got the same error. Thanks for everyone's help.
Well, like I said, Solidworks is supported on the Professional version, but it might install and run acceptably on home premium. I think the best lead is still that you're trying to install a service pack that's been superseded.
Did you try downloading SP1.1 and installing that?
My Laptop was corrupt i ended up re-formatting and a fresh install off windows.That worked a treat now up and fully running.
Thanks for everyone's help.
Same problem here. Its funny how every time that something like this happens, and is verified by multiple people, it's never the fault of the company that is taking tens of thousands of dollars of peoples money and selling them cruft that hasn't been fully tested. The problem does NOT lie in ones computer, or IT department or virus scanner or any thing else other than a faulty installation program released hastily by Solidworks. Just choose download manually using a browser, then continue the installation. Magically, it works just like downloading anything else from the internet. Crazy how this whole downloading from the innerpipes thing works. (Installation Manager must think they're clogged) What can you expect from $10K software?
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