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Known ANSYS Issues & Workarounds on Windows 7

Windows 7 Known Issues / Workarounds when Installing or Running ANSYS Applications:

ANSYS Installs to C:\Users\username\Ansys_Inc instead of C:\Program FIles\ANSYS Inc

Problem Description: When installing ANSYS 12 on Windows 7 the program installs in C:\Users\username instead of Program Files.

Resolution: Uninstall ANSYS, turn off UAC and reinstall to C:\Program Files

Turning User Account Control on or off


User Account Control (UAC) can help you prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. It works by prompting you for permission when a task requires administrative rights, such as installing software or changing settings that affect other users.

  1. Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel , clicking User Accounts and Family Safety (or clicking User Accounts, if you are connected to a network domain), and then clicking User Accounts.
  2. Click Turn User Account Control on or off.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.