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SOLIDWORKS Uninstall procedures and best practices

Troubleshooting an Uninstall of SOLIDWORKS

In some occasions a SOLIDWORKS uninstall and reinstall is required if there were issues with the original installation.  Problematic installations typically stem from: Improper permissions Interfering anti-virus software Corrupt installation Be sure to follow best practices during any installations, upgrades, or uninstalls of SOLIDWORKS to…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Uninstall will complete even when DLL files cannot be unregistered

This little bit of functionality does not seem to be something that most folks would be interested in at all, until this SOLIDWORKS 2017 Uninstall message appears: Prior releases of SOLIDWORKS would ask you to pick up the saved log files and forward them along to…

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How to Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Standard to SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium Version

Firstly, congratulations on deciding to upgrade your SOLIDWORKS Standard version to Professional or Premium, or from Professional to Premium. Perhaps you’ve purchased a new seat or upgraded your existing one, or perhaps you are just wanting to switch who uses which type of license. Regardless,…

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Complete Uninstall of SOLIDWORKS

Sometimes you may need to completely uninstall SolidWorks, including all Program Files and Registry Keys.  Perhaps the computer will be used by someone else who doesn’t use SolidWorks and you need to free up some hard drive space.  This can also be required if the…

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