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Unable to install SW2014 on Windows 7 64 bit, Error = "not supported on Windows XP""

Question asked by Karl Chen on Jan 1, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 13, 2015 by Dennis Bacon



I've been trying to install Solidworks 2014 (DVX0122-SP4.0/2) on my work laptop a DELL M4800 with Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 installed.


I encountered the error "Solidworks 2014 is not supported on the Windows XP operating system and will not be installed."


Following this, I've attempted multiple methods to get around this error by:

  • Attempting installation with all available compatiability mode, including:
    • none,
    • windows XP
    • windows vita
    • windows 7
  • I then attempted the same thing with the 32-bit DVD which was also supplied.


None of my efforts so far were successful.


Please advise how installation can be completed or suggest alternative methods to get around this error.