I have been struggeling with installing Solidworks 2013 sp04 64-bit on my laptop after I did a recovery of the computer (re-installing windows 7). I have ran windows update and checked all drivers that everything is up to date.
My first problem is that the install manager will not work. When I open the setup the manager starts, but there is only a clean window with the usual "solidworks" banner on top. I have tried different solutions by google'ing the problem, but nothing seems to help. Trying to reset internet explorer and set to default browser and etc..
But I can walk around this by starting the setup file in the folder swwi > data, and the setup starts and seems to work just fine until the very end where it says "the wizard was interrupted before solidworks 2013 x64 edition sp04"... It even created a desktop icon and everything before this message and after that it just deletes all solidworks files..
Hopefully you understand my problem, and if anyone have experienced similar problems let me know! I think its just wierd that 2012 works fine, and 2013 not at all.. Is there some major update in 2013 that is causing these problems?
once installed, run it, then on the left side there is an icon named register or something like this.click on itcheck for errors and fix errors (by deleting missing entries)go in the folder where solidworks had been installed and make sure that no file still exist : delete folder.
Google'd regval.exe error and seems that its a quite common problem. Found some programs that automatically fix regval.exe (Advanced Fix 2013), but thats a program that you need to buy before use. Is it worth a try, or is it just the same as ccleaner?
If it is the problem I am thinking about then it is a Windows problem not a solidworks problem. It has to do with the version of Microsoft Visual C/C++ Redistributable that is currently installed in windows. Check to see if it is the latest version. If it's not, then download and install the latest version and try again.
SW installation manager comes to the point where it installs Visual C/C++Redistributable Ver 4.0. If your laptop has Ver 2.0 installed, but not ver 3.0, the install manager will not have the proper library to incorporate ver 4.0 into. (This may be what the VBA warning towards the end of the log is all about) Upon failure to find the previous consecutive version it skips the installation of Visual C/C++ which is what links the solidworks library to the windows library. This is the last thing it does on the install, so if it fails it will create exactly the situation that you are describing. Check microsofts website about this problem. They may have some more info.
It turns out the user also had a copy of SolidWorks 2013 on his system. It would not starteither and reported a very similar damaged file error. He said this old SolidWorks version launched a few services at startup and he thought it might be related. He uninstalled SolidWorks 2013 and restarted his system. 2b1af7f3a8