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How to run SOLIDWORKS with Administrator Permissions

In strict security environments or for those users with limited permissions upon their design systems, SOLIDWORKS can have a rough time when attempting to write and store values to the windows registry. One technique to address this is to run SOLIDWORKS with administrator permissions, every time it…

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Hate Retyping SOLIDWORKS Serial Numbers for a “clean” installation? Back them up!

DISCLAIMER: The procedures in the following article require access and edits to the windows registry. Any such edits are at your own risk and should only be attempted under the advisement and direction of your IT professional. If you are uncomfortable with executing the procedures…

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Why You Need LOCAL Administrative Rights to Install SOLIDWORKS

Perhaps the most common reason for failed installations our customers encounter is a lack of proper permissions to install SOLIDWORKS. To ensure that the installation goes smoothly, one of the things we always state is that the user must have local administrative rights on the…

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