I have posted about Microsoft FixIt before. However, I found that many people are not aware about it yet, so let’s cover about it again.
What is the relation with AutoCAD or other Autodesk products?
I’ve seen people tried to reinstall their products. After uninstall and try to install it again, they see in installation page that AutoCAD is already installed. Therefore they can’t install it.
This can’t be resolve even if you try clean uninstallation procedure, because it doesn’t remove installation registry key.
You can repair this by manually removing registry key that save installation information. Jimmy Bergmark covered it on JTBWorld here.
However, most people are not comfortable working with registry. This is why I suggest FixIt.
Microsoft FixIt is a great tool to fix many Windows problem, including installation problem. You can use it to clean Autodesk products that remains in registry after installation.
- Go to Microsoft FixIt here.
- In ‘what are you trying to do’ area, choose ‘install or upgrade software or hardware‘.
- Find in ‘view or run solutions for install or upgrade software or hardware‘ for ‘fix problems with programs that can’t be installed or uninstalled‘. Click run now.
Update: You can directly go to FixIt uninstaller tool by clicking this link. If you use Windows 8 or 8.1. you need to use this link, the FixIt home page is only for Windows 7 or older
Your browser will download a small utility for that specific problem. Run that utility. Try to uninstall AutoCAD (or other product you can’t uninstall before).
After you successfully uninstall the product, try to run installer again. Now you should be able to install it.
Please be advised that Microsoft FixIt doesn’t support Windows 8 yet.
Fixit can optimize your PC too
Microsoft FixIt has many tools. Fixing installation and uninstallation is just one of it’s capabilities. You probably want to try the other tools it has. You probably want to check your system to improve the performance!
How to solve problem when setup says AutoCAD is installed
I installed autocad 2017 along with autodesk recap 360, then i uninstalled it. when im trying to install it again it says that its already installed. im using windows 10. please help me
You can try to uninstall Recap 360 with this tool first: Fix problems that block programs from being installed or removed.
After you uninstall it completely, try to reinstall it.
unable to install autocad civil 3d 2014 because it’s already installed
Another installation is still running message is shown while I try to install autocad 2007. how to fix it.
Try to close Autodesk Application Manager or Autodesk Desktop App and try again. Sometimes Windows mistakenly think it’s installing an update.
I want to install autocad architecture 2015 in my computer in which autocad 2015 is already installed.
Autocad architecture won’t install and says- newer version of autocad is already installed in your computer.
Hi… I uninstalled my autocad 2013 because it wont work when my laptop updated to windows 10. Then i reinstalled it but it had licensing problems-so i uninstalled it again thinking that i had not uninstalled it properly in the first place. Then i re-installed it again and now an error occur while on the process of downloading “AutoCAD 2013 – Data Error (cyclic redundancy check). What does this mean sir? I am really worried that i have done something really bad to my laptop…Can you please help me on what to do?… thank you very much kind sir.
(my autocad 2013 installer is not legit can this be the reason?)
I suggest you get a genuine copy of the software that you are using. It will be more convenient for you to get support when you have problems like this.
However, that error is related to the installer media. If you are using DVD, the DVD might be broken.
i have window 10 and m trying to install autocad 2010 bt this is not being installed as it says autocad 2010 is already installed bt actually its uninstaled…. please guide for the same.
You can’t use FixIt because Windows 10 is not supported yet. Try this solution to remove the installation data: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/247515