been there, done that. you have choices.
one thing you might consider would be to just use your old hard drive as
C:. that would be if your crash was hardware. you would have all your
old stuff, including autocad.
but I suspect this is not the case.
do you have the same OS? if you do, and if acad installed the same way
on the new computer you can just copy the SUPPORT directory from the old
acad installation. careful, there may be some tweeking involved if your
old setup used directories that no longer exist.
I have overwritten my acad.mnu file to put stuff in *POP0*, and other
editing stuff. frankly, I don't recall all the tweeking I have
accumulated over the years, and when forced to reinstall there is always
something I need to fix.
windows does not seem to install the same way twice. autocad installs on
top of windows, obviously. expect "stuff".
and if you did not last time, save a profile this time. it can shorten
the reconfig quite a bit. like remembering mbuttonpan settings.
Thanks for all the info Roy.
The part where you say "careful" is taken seriously, and I don't know if it
is worth it.
This sounds interesting, but I don't quite follow.
I am a casual user for about 7 or 8 years, and have had to reinstall several
times. always a hassle.
MichaelB, Thanks as well for the reply.
Not brave enough to attempt the support folder. My custom toolbars are
regrouped fairly well now after some work.
One item I had before and now I can't remember how to put it back. If I
remember correctly, it was something I had picked up on here in altcad a few
It was a floating icon (toolbar) that expanded with select tool buttons.
Thanks for the compliment on the plasterwork.
The final decoration is done by others. I do it in my own home only.
T. M. Battersby
you get good at installing autocad by installing autocad - in my
experience. casual user for 7 or 8 years? I think I can extropolate. you
have reinstalled enough times to know you're going to have to reset some
stuff, but not enough to be comfortable.
reminds me of the point when I finally wrote in ink my CD key onto the
back of my autcad cd (case? what does one call the cardboard box?)
because I kept loosing where I wrote it on paper, and Autodesk was, I am
sure, tired of me calling to remind me of the number.
I must be a dinasour, I still use lisp from the command line ( and some
pull down menus ).
if you get bolder, even if something gets fouled up your worst case is
just a reinstall.
by the way, the attention to detail you show in your work, computer
files should be no particular trouble. nice stuff.
You got it right. Seems like the only thing that really needs workover on
the reinstalls is the toolsbars docked on the left with all the buttons
I created a backup and put a txt file on the CD with all the pertinent #s,
auth, etc, so I can copy and paste when the time comes.
Thanks for the compliment. 45 yrs with plaster. 7 0r 8 on a PC. Would have
been nice to have this technology available for assistance in my trade for
45: acad and digital cameras are a great assist, not to mention the world
T. M. Battersby
Try overwriting all that is in the support folder in the new installation
with what is in the old.
It should then run like it used to, but may require some additional tweaks.
Nice plaster work! Do you also do the painting?
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