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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Revit Services & Support - 2013: How to Complete a Clean Install [Uninstall] of Revit products



2013: How to Complete a Clean Install [Uninstall] of Revit products

Issue

There may be circumstances where Autodesk Revit® 2013 products need to be removed from the workstation to allow for a clean installation.  The following process will ensure all residual files are properly removed as well.

Solution

Use the following procedure to uninstall Revit 2013 products and remove any remnants from your system. The end result is a clean system on which you can reinstall.

Note that all paths listed by default are for Revit Architecture 2013. Substitute the product name below based on the Revit 2013 product you are uninstalling:

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013/RAC 2013
Autodesk Revit Structure 2013/RST 2013
Autodesk Revit MEP 2013/RME 2013
Autodesk Revit 2013/RVT 2013

Substitute the current Windows login name for %username%.

Please ensure to backup any custom family or template files prior to following this procedure:

  • Log on as a Local System Administrator and disable any Antivirus programs.

  • Remove the specific Revit 2013 product from the Windows Control Panel:

    Windows Windows 7: Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall the specific Revit 2013 product 
    Windows XP: Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > remove the specific Revit 2013 product 

  • Remove the 2013 Material Library from the Windows Control Panel:

    Windows Windows 7: Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall the Autodesk Material Library 2013
    Windows XP: Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > remove the Autodesk Material Library 2013 

  • Use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the following folders as appropriate.

    Windows Windows 7: 
    •  C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2013
    •  C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RAC 2013
    •  C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013

    Windows XP: 
    •  C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2013
    •  C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Autodesk\REVIT\2013
    •  C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\RAC 2013

  • Open the system registry (Windows Start menu > Run > Regedit). Locate and delete the following registry keys as appropriate.

    Windows XP/Windows 7 32 bit:
    •  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\RAC 2013


    Windows XP/Windows 7 64 bit:
    •  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\RAC 2013
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013

    Warning! Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base athttp://support.microsoft.com.

    Use the Microsoft® Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.

  • Restart the workstation.

Before reinstalling Revit products

  1. In Windows Explorer, delete the contents of your Windows Tempfolder, but do not delete the Windows Temp folder itself. You can locate the Temp folder by entering %TEMP% in the Address bar of Windows Explorer.
  2. Use the End Task feature to end any anti-virus programs.

Note: Disabling anti-virus programs from the system tray may not be sufficient. Virus checking programs may block certain activities that are seen as suspicious (for example, accessing the registry, adding/removing/updating DLL files, and so on), even though these activities are common when installing or removing programs.

Several anti-virus programs can be disabled by right-clicking the taskbar icon and selecting Disable from the shortcut menu. For more information about disabling your anti-virus software, refer to the vendor of that software.

Important! It is important that you not only disable the anti-virus software but also use the End Task feature to end the anti-virus software.

To verify that an anti-virus program is not still running in the background as a TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident Program):

Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete].
  2. Click Task Manager.
  3. On the Processes tab of the Task Manager, select the process for the anti-virus program and then click End Process.

You are now ready to install Revit 2013 products on the clean system.

Note:

If after following the above steps, the Revit product still reports as being installed, please view the Technical Solution: Revit appears already installed in Windows Control Panel, even after a Clean Uninstall.




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