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If Solidworks, EPDM, Autodesk and Windows 8.1 all walked into a bar....

Question asked by Josh Killalea on Jan 7, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2015 by Josh Killalea

So a while back i tried to install EPDM and Solidworks 2014 both SP3 onto my windows 8.1 laptop. it worked great for about 2 days and then on day 3 after about an hour of use windows explorer started crashing every 5-10sec. after about 10hrs working at it i finally got the laptop stable, SW and EPDM uninstalled and all my work back and checked in, to be able to work of my desktop again. i did contact the VAR at the time and he was very helpful but hadn't heard of the issue before. i was also about to take 2 months off work so i didn't bother chasing it up any further. i can only assume that windows or something else on my laptop has done an update and that caused an issue with EPDM and Windows Explorer. one of the likely suspects is that i have Autodesk Inventor Suite installed on my laptop. i can't recall why i thought that may have been an issue, but i vaguely recall something coming up about it at the time.


today i have upgraded all our machines at work with SP5 (yeah i know slow/slack) and was thinking seriously about installing it on the laptop again as it would be hugely advantageous to do so. i was just a little nervous after my last experience, to say the least.


has anyone else come across anything like this?

does anyone else have any ongoing issues with EPDM and SW 2014 SP5 on their windows 8.1 machine?

anything i should look out for?

any advice at all? (in relation to this)