Quick Fix for SOLIDWORKS Install Error

Article by GoEngineer on Aug 28, 2015

On July 15th 2015, Microsoft released a new Windows Update that has caused a single dll to not be properly installed during the SOLIDWORKS installation.

Without this dll, you may experience problems with the add-ins not showing up, macros causing SOLIDWORKS to crash, or an error message to pop-up when opening files in SOLIDWORKS.

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Recently, during an installation, SOLIDWORKS posted a message explaining the problem with solutions on how to make sure that the installation will succeed.

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We at GoEngineer want to make it as easy on our customers as possible. So while the SOLIDWORKS developers are diligently working with Microsoft to fix the installation hiccup, we have created a file that you can download to make your installation a smoother process.

solidworks install error fix

  • If you are doing a new installation or an upgrade:
    • right-click on the file ‘KB3072630_Disable.reg’
    • select ‘Merge’
    • install SOLIDWORKS as normal
  • If you ran into an issue after an install or upgrade:
    • right-click on the file ‘KB3072630_Disable.reg’
    • select ‘Merge’
    • Run a repair on the SOLIDWORKS installation (How to repair SOLIDWORKS)

Within just a few minutes, the install issues should be gone.

Please contact our Technical Support Team if you have any further concerns or issues.

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