Problem:

After installing AutoCad onto a Windows 7 machine AutoCad will crash every time you attempt to run it.

Solution:

  1. Find the AutoCad shortcut (most likely located on the desktop)
  2. Right click the shortcut and select properties
  3. Switch to the Compatibility tab
  4. Check the box beside Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  5. Choose Windows XP (Service Pack 3) in the drop down field just below step 4
  6. Click Apply and OK
  7. Run AutoCad and it should work