AutoCAD 2008 Stand-Alone Installation Guide
Quick Start to Stand-Alone Installation
How to Prepare for Installation
How to Review System Requirements
How to Understand Administrative Permission Requirements
How to Install Multiple or Bundled Products
How to Locate Your AutoCAD 2008 Serial Number
How to Avoid Data Loss During Installation
How to Migrate Custom Settings from Previous Versions
How to Install and Run AutoCAD
How to Install AutoCAD
How to Register and Activate AutoCAD
How to Launch AutoCAD 2008
How to Install and Start the CAD Manager Control Utility
Move to AutoCAD 2008 from a Previous or Same Release
Migrate Custom Settings and Files from Previous Releases
Migrate Custom Settings
View the Migration Log File
Restore AutoCAD 2008 Profiles After Migrating Files from an Earlier Release
Use Migration Tools
Export and Import Custom Settings from the Same Release
Export Custom Settings
Import Custom Settings
Locate Customized Files
Locate Data Link Files
Locate Plot Style Files
Locate Plotter Files
Locate the PMP File
Locate Support Files
Locate Drawing Template Files
Locate Texture Files
Install Autodesk Products for an Individual User
The AutoCAD 2008 Installation Wizard
Register and Activate AutoCAD
Add or Remove Features
Reinstall or Repair AutoCAD
General Installation Issues
How can I check my graphics card driver to see if it needs to be updated?
What is the text editor used for?
Can I change the default text editor later?
When performing a Typical installation, what gets installed?
Why should I install the Materials Library?
Where are my product manuals?
Is there a checklist I can refer to when performing a deployment?
Where should deployments be located?
What are the default search paths and file location settings?
Along with defining search paths and file location, can files be added?
Where can I check if service packs are available for my software?
How do I extract an MSP file?
Can Online Resource settings be modified later?
Where can I learn about InfoCenter?
What are Information Channels?
What are the benefits to enabling CAD Manager Channels?
What are RSS feeds and how do they benefit my installation?
Where can I learn about InfoCenter search locations?
How do I set or customize search locations?
What is the difference between a stand-alone license and a network license?
What is the benefit to using a network licensed version of the software?
What is Internet Explorer used for?
When installing tools and utilities, which selections are applicable for a multi-seat stand-alone installation?
When installing tools and utilities, which selections are suitable for a stand-alone installation?
Where do I find my server name?
If I choose to create a log file, what kind of information does the log file contain?
When specifying user workstation settings, I’m given the option to specify a profile. What are profiles?
Can I create custom desktop shortcuts?
What happens when you choose to append or merge service packs?
What is an administrative image (MSI) file?
Uninstall and Maintenance Issues
When adding or removing features, how can I tell what features get installed by default?
Is it possible to change the installation folder when adding or removing features?
When should I reinstall the product instead of a repair?
Do I need my original disk to reinstall my software?
After repairing my installation, is it possible to recover my settings?
When I uninstall my software, what files are left on my system?
How to Prepare for Installation