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AutoCad not working after Windows 10 upgrade

AutoCad not working in Windows 10. Once after upgrading to the latest version of the Operating System i.e., Windows 10, most of the application may not work or gives an error while launching. In order to fix the issue we may have to re install the particular application. It is quite common that the new version of the Operating System might have the compatibility issues with most of the application. AutoCad not working after the Windows 10 upgrade has happened in most of the cases due to compatibility issues.

Post from the AutoCad says:

Windows 10 is not yet an officially supported operating system across the Autodesk product line. Autodesk intends to support many of our key products on Windows 10 and will add products to the list of products supported on Windows 10 as updates and future versions are released. Product Support will provide their best effort to assist customers who have issues with current Autodesk products running on Windows 10.

But by making a registry change, we can make the application to work in the computer.

Follow the below resolution steps to make the AutoCad to work in Windows 10 computers.

Resolution Steps to fix the issue with AutoCad not working:

  1. If the AutoCad is not working after upgrading to Windows 10, try re installing the application first. If it is not working even after the re installation, proceed with the further steps.
  2. AutoCAD requires .NET 4.x. Windows 10 comes with .NET 4.6 Framework installed and it should work with all applications that require older version of .NET Framework. But you need to check if it is installed correctly and enabled.

To check the same, Open Control Panel > Programs & Features > Turn Windows features On or Off. Make sure that the .NET Framework 4.6 Advanced Services box is checked.

If you think that the installation may be corrupted, you may need to repair it. See if Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool applies to your system and helps you.

3. Check if the AutoCad is working fine after that. If not, we need to make some registry changes in order to make sure that .NET 4.5 is installed.

Note: Before making any changes in the registry, it is recommended to make the backup of the registry to avoid further consequences.

4. Press Windows logo + R keys on the keyboard to open Run Window, type regedit and press enter to open the Registry Editor and navigate to the below location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Client

5. Find the key called Version. Check its value and note it, you’ll need it for later reference.

6. You have to change its value from 4.0.0.0 (in my case) to 4.5.0.0. But Windows will not let you do so. You will have to take full control of Windows Registry keys manually.

7. To do this, right click the Client entry on the left side and choose Permissions. Next, click the Advanced the button. Thereafter, locate the Owner section on the top and adjacent to the TrustedInstaller click Change link. You have to change it to Administrators group. Click Apply and OK to save your settings.

8.Now go back and change the Value of the Version key in Registry Editor to 4.5.0.0. This is the .NET version which AutoCAD is programmed for and checks for, during installation.

9. Now run AutoCAD and see if it works. Once the installation process is complete, go back and change the value from 4.5.0.0 to your own value which you had noted down.

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