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Design Essentials 2012 compatiblity with Windows 10

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I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my PC, and now I need to reinstall my Home Designer Essentials 2012. Is it compatible with Windows 10?

 

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I have installed on my Windows 10 PC older versions back to Chief Architect Version X1 (the current version is X11), so it should install just fine provided you have your original install CD or CAB files and SSN.

 

DJP

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May be only tangentially relevant, but I recently found that the most recent version (2020 Architectural) wouldn't run on what I'd always thought of as a really high-end laptop (bought a few years ago).  Apparently the graphics card needs to be pretty sprightly to meet the demands this ever-advancing application places on it these days.  CA support were very helpful, but these are the system requirements these days!  It could be that the problem was that the manufacturer has not produced a driver specifically for Windows 10, though I suspect the graphics adapter is just a generation too early.  I'd hope that with the 2012 version you won't encounter this problem, but if it installs and won't run, it might be worth looking carefully at your graphics adapter.

 

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