AutoCAD 2015 will not support Windows XP

Autodesk announced that AutoCAD 2014 (and the whole AutoCAD 2014 product family) is the last release officially supported in Windows XP. Microsoft itself will end Windows XP support already on 8th April 2014. So if you plan to stay on the WinXP platform for any reason, make sure you upgrade your CAD software in time to version 2014.

We recommend to move to more powerful OS platforms of Windows 7 or Windows 8. Beside new OS functions you will get also new AutoCAD functions on these platforms - functions which are not available in WinXP:
  • DWG and DWF previews in Explorer
  • Detailed DWG properties in Explorer
  • Search in DWG properties and in DWG contents (text, Mtext)
  • Support for touch screens (touch UI)