I recently installed AutoCAD 2014 on my Dell Precision M4300 (32 bit, Win 7 – older machine) and wanted to share the process with you. So I created some screen caps along the way. It was a fairly smooth process for a standalone install and it went off without a hitch. I installed from download and not media. I think that many will be doing this because they chose a non media purchase process or they are installing the 30 day trial version.
The download is 1.37 GB so prepare for a lengthy download depending on you network speed.
The first thing it will do is unpack the download which may take some time also. There were a couple of times when I thought that the unpack had stalled and I was about to cancel and restart, but the progress bar jumped so I stayed put. My patience paid off and it completed.
Once I had the installation files unpacked, the install started.
I selected Install and proceeded. I was prompted to accept the License and Service agreement, which like most people, I did not read.
Then it wanted my serial number and product code.
Once provided… I was off…
I was able to select the default install, but if you desire, you can define the exact installation you want.
and about 20 minutes late I was done.
Seemed pretty easy and straight-forward. Now on to Activation…