|This didn't help "Posted by Nick Birkett-Smith Employee in Educator / Student on Aug 16, 2014 8:06:04 PM Knowledge Base Solution S-064737||Question Why does the installation of SOLIDWORKS 2014 generate a message that it is not supported on Windows® XP, when the installation is being installed on a PC that is running Windows® 7 X64?||Answer Usually when the Installation Manager (IM) is reporting the incorrect operating system is in use it means that the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager (IM) is running in compatibility mode.||Please try the following:||Right click on “sldim.exe” and select properties then select -> Compatibility; See if it is set to run as XP||Unselect this option if it has been set and then re-run the installation.||Note: If running the installation from the “setup.exe” try running the installation from the “sldim.exe” found in the folder named “sldim”.|
Trying to load Student 2014 on my old Windows 7 Home PC which I'd used just fine with other Student Edition versions. I'm pretty sure I removed all the old version stuff as suggested.
It just tells me its not supported by Vista. This PC came with Windows 7 and has never had Vista.