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SolidWorks error, missing add-ins

  • : Many missing SOLIDWORKS add-ins after installing or updating SOLIDWORKS. We believe this is a problem caused by Microsoft update KB3072630(https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS15-074) which was released on 15 July 2015 and makes changes to the Windows Installer.  The following steps have been used to fix machines which ALREADY show the problem:
    1. Uninstall SOLIDWORKS
    2. Uninstall KB3072630 A) Open Installed Updates by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then, under Programs and Features, clicking View installed updates. B) Select update KB3072630, and then click Uninstall. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    3. Reboot
    4. Reinstall SOLIDWORKS
    5. Important note: We have seen that if KB3072630 is uninstalled before attempting to uninstall SOLIDWORKS, the SOLIDWORKS uninstall will fail. If you have customers who have already done this please advise them to use this tool to remove

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