Running 2 versions with 2 licenses

First, can SW2006 and SW2007 run on the same machine side by side? I've heard people say that it can. So if thats the case, is there
anything that I need to do special when installing (common files, registry, etc.)? As many years as I've been using SolidWorks (since '96), I've never run 2 versions side by side.
Secondly, and this is kindof a strange situation, the 2 versions that I want to run have 2 different licenses.
I am employed part time from one company that has let me bring one of their SW2006 seats home to do work for them at night. It is a seat that is not being used in house, so that makes me the primary/only user of that license. I rarely have a need to step into their facility.
I also need to install my seat of SW2007 from my full time employer as the primary user of that license (per the EULA), to do some work for them at night from time to time.
Does anybody know if this can be done? If so, is there something I need to know about this situation when I go to install SW2007? (SW2006 from my part time employer is already installed)
Thanks, Seth
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I have 5 versions on my laptop, and two different licenses. There is a registration setting that I need to change if I want to run the older versions. I have shortcuts to toggle the registry settings on my desktop.
FYI I currently own my own license, and the older versions were from previous employer.
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I wanted the same sort of setup, so what I did was to install two SATA drives, and then setup each one with one version of Solidworks.
To select which version I wanted, I have to do was to select the drive with the required version at boot time.

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I have established a practice of always installing the new version clean, not upgrading the old version. I install in a folder like C:\Program Files\SolidWorks2007, and the same with the common files. I don't use Toolbox, so that may be an issue if you do. I can then run each version as I choose.
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From experiences I have had, I think that the registry only has space to store one serial number. This can cause problems. If both versions use the same SN you are OK, but this is not your case.
The workaround that other mentioned, will create 2 registries, which should work.

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Why not just use the main employers serial number, and get the 2006 code (when you do a fresh install), then add the 2007 version. That way you are not messing with reg numbers. Solidworks are hardly going to come down on you for that - its just a pragmatic way of working. OK not 100% to EULA but I would not worry.
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That is actually the best solution I have heard yet... When I said that I already had SW2006 installed, I lied. I just built a new computer and don't have it loaded on that one yet.
Tell me if this sounds logical. I could simply use the serial number from my main employer to load SW2006 at home. I am the primary user of that serial number, so it should be legit (even though the disks are from my part-time employer). Then, I have to bring my computer into work to have the IS dept install their SW2007 on it. I could just tell them to install it as a new install instead of an upgrade....
There is just one thing. I can't remember, does it ask where to install the common files during installation? I've got to make sure that I tell the IS department exactly what to do so as to not mess up anything. I doubt I will be standing there when they do it.
Seth
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Seth Renigar wrote:

Seth,
It does prompt you for installation of the common files. The other thing to remember to toggle OFF is the SW Search function they added in 2007. It's turned on by default. (unless you use it)
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Thanks J... Good Info
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