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My husband's employer has asked me to build them two new computers to run their AutoCad software. They do not use 3d modeling or rendering, only use it for 2d drawings for the CNC machine.

They currently have AutoCad version 2004 (which is 32 bit) and do not want to upgrade it at this time. They are also using Windows 2000 and WindowsXP on Dell pentium computers . The owner says everything works fine as is and nothing runs slow etc., they just need new computers. They do plan on upgrading to the latest version of AutoCad but not in the foreseeable future, but it will require an i7 processor is what my understanding is.

I'd like to put them in computers that can be upgraded as needed and will be capable of running the new version of AutoCad when they decide to upgrade. I've tested installing a copy of their AutoCad on my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, but I am getting errors on install I believe because of an issue between 32 bit app and the 64 bit OS and possible lack of proper drivers. I've read on AutoDesk forums where people have said they were able to run this on Windows 7 64 bit, but so far I am not having any luck yet. If I can prove out that we can run this old version on a newer operating system, I'll be happy. Any ideas or thoughts on this?

If I can't get it to work on Windows 7, I am likely going to have to suggest they just have a dual boot system or use a virtual machine to run the older version with its compatible OS and spec the systems based on that.

Thanks in advance!

Cee
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Phenom IIX4 965 AM3 Black Denab Edition Asus Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Republic of Gamers XFX Radeon HD 5830 PCI Express 2.1 x16 G.Skill Ripjaws 16 GB (4 x 4GB) 
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SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch SATA III MLC Intern... SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch SATA III MLC Intern... Western Digital 7200 RPM SATA II 1TB LiteOn DVD-+RW Dual Layer/Lightscribe* 
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Windows 10 Pro (64bit) ASUS VK278Q 27-Inch Full-HD 2ms LED Monitor wit... Samsung 216BW 21.6" LCD  Dell 17-inch Flat Screen Monitor 
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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Cooler Master Real Pro 750w Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Razor Mamba 
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