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Windows 8.1 Preview and Autodesk Inventor WARNING

Inventor and Windows 8.1 Preview

This weekend I thought I’d take a risk and install Windows 8.1 Preview. I was aware there have been a number of application compatibility issues, including one with AutoCAD but decided to go for it anyway. Microsoft released a fix pretty quickly for the AutoCAD issue within the first round of their updates for the Preview, I hope they or Autodesk release a fix for this one fairly quickly.

This problem isn’t restricted to just Inventor 2014 but has been reported with Inventor 2013 as well. I’m not sure about previous releases. I currently don’t have a fix for the problem, I’ll post back here if I do, in the meantime I uninstalled Inventor 2014 to confirm the problem would go away and sure enough it does. Unfortunately I’ve not been able to generate a dump file yet to assess if the Inventor 2014 issue is identical to the one confirmed with Inventor 2013 on this forum post, thank you to those guys for troubleshooting the problem and sharing it with everyone online.

The important part of the error is as follows:

FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING: um:application_fault_e06d7363_rse.dll!rsetxnbulletin::setdefunct

Loaded symbol image file: rse.dll
Image path: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2013\Bin\rse.dll
Image name: rse.dll

Obviously Windows 8.1 Preview isn’t supported by Autodesk, but hopefully the final released of 8.1 will be. In the meantime I hope either Microsoft or Autodesk release a fix to deal with this sooner than that. For now I’m going to go away and decide if I’m going to persevere with the problem, uninstall Inventor permanently (unlikely) or format my PC and return to Windows 8 RTM. I’ll post back here with any revelations or fixes.


Inventor 2014 Won't Start Windows 8.1 Preview

I can’t get Inventor 2014 to launch at all, along with Inventor trashing Windows Explorer (Although everything seems to work when using the windows forms within an application), I will be regressing back to plain old Windows 8 for the time being.


Please make sure you read the comments below, Autodesk have fixed this issue. If you have 2014 products installed, then main thing is you MAKE SURE you have all of the product updates applied BEFORE upgrading to Windows 8.1.


  • Stephen Hooper

    Hi Scott, I’m the Product Line Manager for Autodesk Inventor so
    I thought I’d add a short comment just to let you and your readers know that
    we’re aware of your post and the issues you mention. We’re currently
    investigating what we need to do to support Windows 8.1 and we’ll update you as
    soon as we have news of our progress.



  • scottmoyse

    Thanks for filling us in Stephen. We really appreciate it. Cheers

  • Josue Cruz

    Seems to be a pretty good problem since we are getting close to 8.1 release time and no patch yet.

  • scottmoyse

    it’s possible that it’s a combination of Autodesk & Microsofts problem. There are newer builds of 8.1 out there now. I haven’t had the time to try them yet.

  • jairo

    It seems like a deep and dark rooted around .NET Framework 3.5 in Win8.1

  • scottmoyse


  • scottmoyse

    I couldn’t agree more!!

  • pchowdhary

    Same Problem exists…

  • scottmoyse

    I think you will see a fix from Autodesk prior to the public release of 8.1

  • Matt Sgherri

    I’m still having this problem and I need to work with Inventor 2013. Is there any kind of solution?

  • Matt Sgherri

    Do you think they’re gonna make it for 2013?

  • Maybe, but not anytime soon.

  • Is this with Inventor 2014 or 2013? 2014 SP1 does fix the problem. If you have that installed its possible you have other issues. Since it’s now supported with 2014, maybe you should contact your reseller for support from Autodesk?

  • Matt Sgherri

    I’ll try with 2014.

  • lleo
  • scottmoyse
  • scottmoyse

    See above

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  • scottmoyse

    Thank you for commenting, however, that’s incorrect. Autodesk released fixes for most of their 2013 products for Windows 8.1. Please review the readme files of service packs released in the October/November timeframe from last year.

  • Rosangela de Araujo Medeiros
  • Gijs van der Meijde

    i have this problem, i work on windows 8.1 and i recently got inventor, nothing seems to work.

  • scottmoyse

    Hey Gijs,

    Thank you for your comment. Uninstall Inventor & then reinstall, make sure you download the Service Packs within the installer, so then it is installed in one hit, program & SP’s. It should all work then.



  • Unggoy

    Hi I have Windows 8 Single Language and AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 2011 the inventor was unable to start, is there a fix for this?



  • scottmoyse

    Yes, unfortunately 2012 is getting old now, so it’s highly unlikely they will update it to work with Windows 8.1. You will need to stay with Windows 7 to maintain your OS with security updates and run Inventor 2012. Or get back onto subscription this year (There is no upgrade path from January 2015 onwards, you will have to pay full price to upgrade). Sorry for the bad news.

  • scottmoyse

    Not for Inventor 2011 no. You will need to get current with your CAD, or go back to Windows 7.

  • scottmoyse

    I wish…. The Autodesk 360 team are so far off the mark. I really hope that changes in the next 18 months. Autodesk have really dropped the ball when it comes to design review.

  • zeeshanrehman

    i cannot able to fix the error please tell the ways

  • scottmoyse

    Have you read through all the comments and the updates in the post? You may also find contacting your local support representative helpful.

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