How to Run AutoCAD 2007 in Windows 7

It was in July of 2010 that I switched from Windows XP to Windows 7. At the time I only owned a seat of AutoCAD 2007, so I had to make it work in Windows 7. (If you don’t know, AutoCAD 2007 wasn’t designed to operate in Windows 7.) If you’re wondering how to run AutoCAD 2007 in Windows 7, then let me tell you the steps of how I got it to work:

  1. In Windows 7 change your User Account Control (Type UAC in the Search box of the Start menu.) to the lowest setting.
  2. Install AutoCAD.
  3. Download and install the latest AutoCAD 2007 service pack.
  4. On the AutoCAD Desktop icon, right click, go to properties, go to compatibility, check the first box and choose “Windows XP (Service Pack 3)” from the drop down menu.

This is all there is to it. It’s now a year and a half later since I did the aforementioned, and AutoCAD 2007 is still working fine on my PC in Windows 7.


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9 Responses to How to Run AutoCAD 2007 in Windows 7

  1. Ray Cook says:


    Thank you for taking the time to post this information. It was exactly what I was looking for to transfer LDD 2007 to a windows 7 machine.

    God Bless,

    • admin says:

      My pleasure Ray!

    • gene rosecrans says:

      Were you able to get Acad 2007 LDD running? While my 2007 LDD did install without error messages, when I run the program I get error messages related to not being able to find various “dll” files related to LDD features. Essentially all I have is basic Autocad.

      I did was successful in installing Microsoft’s add-on allowing XP programs to run in Win7pro and ran 2007 LDD from there but didn’t like the way it operated. Any thoughts/help.

  2. swetha kayal says:

    thankyou sooo much !! This info really helped

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  5. Azim says:

    its great helpful
    now the software is working properly

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