Vectorworks 2008

Francesca

New Member
Hey everyone,

My laptop just arrived, its an hp pavilion dv9700t with windows vista x64, and the problem is that i want to install VectorWorks 2008, but after i install it, it sais that it cannot open, so my only two options are closing the program or look for solutions online.

I dont understand because VectorWorks 2008 its compatible with vista x64.

Please help!!!

Thanks
 

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ThomNYCLD

New Member
I'm having the same problem...in fact while I can install the program (11.5, 12.5 AND 2008!) I can not run any of them. Please advise....I've paid a lot of money for this computer and for the programs, so some one needs to figure out how to make them work...

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Extensa

Pusher of Buttons
Vista Pro
Maybe try right clicking on the desktop link and choose the run as administrator option. Just a thought :)

Hope this helps,

Extensa
 

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timmaay

Hi,

I know this thread is a year old, but it's the closest I've come to an answer, and I've already followed the advice presented here-in, and have still had no success. So, I'm hoping to perhaps pick up where this left off.

I've just successfully installed Vectorworks 2008 on a laptop with Vista Ultimate x64 with 4 GB of RAM. Now, from what I've read around the interwebz, Vectorworks has a problem with this exact combination of Windows and memory. That being said, it's been suggested that if I don't install Service Pack 1, and then run the program in Compatibility mode, it should work.

So, that's what I've done. I did not install the VW SP1 (windows SP1 is already installed). I also tried running the program in all the various compatibility modes from Windows Server 2003 down to Windows 98. I also tried running it with and without "Run as Administrator". This last option appears to make no difference.

Without compatibility mode, I get an immediate program error. Best case scenario appears to be when compatibility mode is set to Windows XP SP2. when that happens, the program doesn't crash, but nor do I get a splash screen, or any indication of functionality. what I DO get is a process shown in the task manager that shows 50% activity. However, that's it. I tried it a few times, including twice waiting around 45 minutes, with no change. The program thinks it's running, and yet nothing happens. The load never fully actuates.

Sadly, as this is not my computer, and I'm just helping a friend, I've only got a couple days to figure this out. After that, I leave the country (I'm in Costa Rica at the moment).

Any thoughts here? Am I just SOL? Is there any way to make compatibility mode just drop to Vista 32 bit? I don't see an option for that whereever I look.

Thanks a lot for whatever help you might be able to provide. And again, sorry for reviving an old thread like this. I just figured it was the most efficient way forward.

Cheers,

-Alex-
 

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Van Kraken

New Member
Hey everyone,

My laptop just arrived, its an hp pavilion dv9700t with windows vista x64, and the problem is that i want to install VectorWorks 2008, but after i install it, it sais that it cannot open, so my only two options are closing the program or look for solutions online.

I dont understand because VectorWorks 2008 its compatible with vista x64.

Please help!!!

Thanks
Hi, had the same problem, Program wont start, the advices were use administrator rights, Quicktime error so reinstall another Quicktime version, Adobe software upgrade problems, ntdl.dll file corruption by virus, system check, reinstall windows, no solution worked for me until i read in a forum related to a Dell Notebook/Security-Software problem Vectorworks doesn´t start, i can´t remember wich forum (but i am very grateful) and it gave me an idea, i just un-installed my antivirus, and voila, now it runs. try different Anti-Virus or disable it or create an exception for the program, mine was Avast and now it runs smooth.
Will try different anti-viruses and will post the result.
Hope it helps...
 
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Vistaar

Vista Guru
Welcome to Vista Forums Van Kraken. So you're saying that Vectorworks 2008 can be made to work on Windows 7? That is somewhat surprising, considering that Windows 7 did not exist when that version was released and it didn't even work very well on Vista.

Of course support for Vista SP2 and Windows 7 was added with Vectorworks 2010, however support for Vista has been dropped with Vectorworks 2016: System Requirements | | Vectorworks, Inc. software has designers transforming the world.
 

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    3 GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
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