Revit 2013 is not officially supported on Windows 8 – though maybe you have been able to get it to install and run correctly? Have you tried updating Revit to the latest version? Did you have to disable Hardware Acceleration? Share your experience in the comments…
One support blog tells us of a “customer who reported that he was trying to install Revit Structure 2013 on his new computer with Windows 8 operating system and it would not open. The customer then installed update 2 and their Revit Structure opened.”
Revit 2013: Cannot install Revit 2013 on Windows 8 – IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
Basically this enables rich client access to Windows Server 2012 … you can install it via Windows Update or:
Download Update for Windows 7 (KB2592687) from Official Microsoft Download Center
To install this update, you must be running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
How to enable RDP 8.0 on a remote computer that is running Windows 7 SP1
To enable RDP 8.0 on a remote computer that is running Windows 7 SP1, follow these steps:
Note The following instructions are applicable only for remote computers that are running Windows 7 SP1.
- Install the appropriate version of the update package by running the Windows6.1-KB2592687 update file.
- Restart the computer.
- Open the Local Group Policy Editor.
- Enable the Remote Desktop Protocol policy. The setting for this policy is under the following node:
Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsRemote Desktop ServicesRemote Desktop Session HostRemote Session Environment
- If the UDP functionality is necessary, enable the RDP Transport policy, and then set the value to Use both TCP and UDP. The setting for
the RDP Transport policy is under the following node:
Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsRemote Desktop ServicesRemote Desktop Session HostConnections
Note Configuring the RDP Transport policy also enables firewall rules to allow the 3389 UDP port.
- Restart the computer.
Description of the Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
What happened when Twitter met Windows 7?
I recommend you use a download manager like Firefox with Downthemall…
Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)
Sha 1 hash – 79DBF235FD49F5C1C8F8C04E24BDE6E1D04DA1E9
Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 64-bit PC.
Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86)
Sha 1 hash – 4E0698BBABE01ED27582C9FC16AD21C4422913CC
Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 32-bit PC.
Windows Metro Style Apps Developer Downloads
Some of the principles employed by the Windows development team are no doubt similar to those faced by Autodesk, as they develop Revit. Check out some of the quotes I found most interesting (and my thoughts in red):
We chose the ribbon mechanism, and to those that find that a flawed choice, there isn’t much we can do other than disagree. (Autodesk has also gone ‘All-In’ with the Ribbon)
While there are a lot of opinions, the one thing we know is that the satisfaction with our products that use the ribbon is much higher and the usage much broader and deeper. We also know a very small set of people remain unhappy. That was true in versions before the introduction of the Ribbon mechanism, though obviously for different reasons. It might be the case that no matter what we do, there will be a small set of people that are not satisfied? (I’m sure both Microsoft and Autodesk hope that it is a ‘small set’ that are dissatisfied with ‘most’ users satisfied, and not the opposite.)
Reflecting on our first conversations (part 2) – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
When we kicked off this blog, the premise was a dialogue – a two-way conversation about building Windows 8. (I like the concept of using a blog or blogs to drive discussion and development of Revit. I recommend ramping up the Mosaic Project, adding User ratings for blogs, Wish List submissions and polling.)
Windows 8 is about maintaining those roots while moving forward in a big and new way.
First, we’re talking about a product used by a billion people. No matter how you slice it, that is going to create a very, very large number of perspectives and customers to serve.
this blog is the “talk of the town” here in Redmond. 🙂
Reflecting on our first conversations (part 1) – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
“as we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year, there’s a whole lot more coming. As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors.”
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Developer Forum:
So it looks as though Windows 8 may be available as soon as 2012.
However, Microsoft then released the following statement:
“It appears there was a misstatement. We are eagerly awaiting the next generation of Windows 7 hardware that will be available in the coming fiscal year. To date, we have yet to formally announce any timing or naming for the next version of Windows.”
What’s the truth?