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Archicad 20 and Windows 7 pro 64 bit

Anonymous
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The ARCHICAD 20 Electronic Delivery Instructions lists only 64 bit Windows 10 & 8.1. So....will ArchiCAD 20 work with Windows 7 pro 64bit? I am leery of upgrading to windows 10 BUT if I have to it would be nice to do it while it is free. Any thoughts or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks cary
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Don't know about the Win 7 question - but I've had no issues with Win 10 64, which actually feels snappier than Win 7 at least in my virtual machine. I'd go ahead and move to 10 ... but go through the privacy settings after the upgrade as the Microsoft defaults share a lot of stuff, if you care. The installation wizard offers you a limited set of the privacy options - making you think you've done them all - but the wizard only presents about half of them.

This technote claims 20 is "compatible but not tested" with Win 7:
http://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/technotes/operating-systems/windows-7/
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Jeff Kogut
Participant
I'm running AC20 on Win7 Pro 64 bit and everything seems just fine.
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Jeff wrote:
I'm running AC20 on Win7 Pro 64 bit and everything seems just fine.
Thanks for posting, Jeff. That info will help a lot of folks.
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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I have not seen any problems with ARCHICAD 20 under Windows 7 either.
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Anonymous
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thanks Jeff and Laszlo

Anonymous
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Hi,

One of my main machines died this morning so I would like to use the laptop as work comp temporarily. It's specs are
Window 7 Home Premium.
Asus Notebook K53sc series.
Intel core I7-2630QM CPU@2.00Ghz
ram 8.00 Gig
64 bit OS
Nvidia GeForceGT 520MX

Would it cope with AC20?

Barry Kelly
Moderator
I can't see why not.
But the only way you will know for sure is to give it a go.

Barry.

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Anonymous
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Grooovy - Cheers

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
I have a very similar laptop (ASUS G73SW), except it has SSD system drive (much faster when opening files), 16 GB of RAM (only needed with very large project files) and GeForce 460M (weaker than yours).
This machine is 5 years old but I still feel it is satisfactory for my purposes.
The truth is the pace of CPU speed development has slowed down quite a bit in the last decade. A high end machine can be useful for 5-6 years instead of the 3-4 years of a decade ago.
In summary, this laptop should be fine in my opinion and experience.
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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
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AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU, 48 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
Loving Archicad since 1995

Anonymous
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Thanks Mr Lasz, very reassuring. I am really in crisis mode here as I had offered a drafting position to a young man on the basis that I had two stations. If I can't get this laptop to work I am back to one....
Look like I can keep moving forward.

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