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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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Repairing SOLIDWORKS installed from an Admin Image

Repair SOLIDWORKS Admin Image

A client machine with SOLIDWORKS installed from an Admin Image does not have the ability to run a repair using the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. An uninstall/reinstall is the best solution, however a repair can be attempted by doing the following: ** DISCLAIMER: This document assumes that your installation…

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EPDM – Reinstalling SolidWorks – Use Caution When Cleaning Out Registry

DISCLAIMER: This blog article contains information on modifying your Windows Registry. It is always recommended that you take a backup of the Registry before editing any of the values because any improper editing can cause strange behavior and at worst could even corrupt your operating system completely, requiring you to re-install Windows. Proceed with any of the actions listed below only if you know what you are doing and if you do it with care. A clean installation of SolidWorks consists of uninstalling SolidWorks and deleting certain keys in the Windows registry. These keys reside in: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\… HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\… Care must be taken when deleting these keys in order to prevent breaking the link between the vault and your local vault view. Breaking this link very rarely results…

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