This guide is written for version 2021. If you are using an earlier version of SOLIDWORKS, please download our earlier installation documents.
Before loading any software, you should always log in with full administrative permissions and disable any anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. Be sure your operating system has been updated with Windows Updates recently to avoid any compatibility issues with the installer.
An administrative image is a source image of the software similar to the source image found on the SOLIDWORKS DVD. This image can be shared on a network to allow users to install SOLIDWORKS and its add-ins from a common source. This allows for easier distribution of multiple installations and has a component to update all clients automatically when the image is upgraded to a newer service pack.
This is not a troubleshooting guide. If you have any technical issues with SOLIDWORKS, please contact Hawk Ridge Systems technical support.
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