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SW 2014 thinks my Win7 is Vista.  How to fix?  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

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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-064737Question  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.

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