To launch more quickly, SOLIDWORKS begins loading components in the background when you start your computer.

SOLIDWORKS Fast Start might slow down your Windows login time slightly.

To turn off SOLIDWORKS Fast Start:

  1. From Windows, click Start > All Programs > Startup.
  2. Right-click SOLIDWORKS Fast Start and click Delete.
  3. When the dialog box appears, click Yes.
You can restore SOLIDWORKS Fast Start by repairing your SOLIDWORKS installation.

Repairing an Installation

If you encounter problems with an installed SOLIDWORKS product, you can use the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager to repair the installation.

However, to repair an installation, your machine must have all the source files from the previous installation and any service packs that were applied, in the location where they were originally installed.

You can repair an individual installation. You cannot repair an administrative image; you must uninstall and then reinstall the administrative image.
  1. In Windows 7 or later, click Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
  2. Select the SOLIDWORKS version you wish to repair and click Change.
  3. On the Welcome to SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager screen, click Repair the individual installation (on this computer).
  4. On the Products to Repair screen, select the product to repair.
  5. Clear the rest of the products on the screen.
  6. Click Repair.