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Access 97 on Windows XP

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by barbeita@gmail.com, Nov 2, 2005.

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  1. barbeita@gmail.com

    barbeita@gmail.com
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    Hello,

    I have an Access 97 application running on an old Windows ME machine
    which I would like to move into a Windows XP environment.

    Are there any known issues relating to such a transfer?

    If I have Access 2003 installed on the XP machine, could potential
    conflicts occur?

    If I do not have Access 2003 installed, will an Access 97 runtime run
    smoothly on XP?

    Any help/suggestions is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    Nuno
     
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  3. Douglas J Steele

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    I have Access 97 and Access 2003 both installed on my WinXP (Home edition)
    SP2 laptop, and have never experienced any issues.

    There's no reason why the runtime shouldn't work: the runtime and developer
    editions are actually the same executable, with the runtime version locked
    down by the addition of (literally) hundreds of registry entries. (Of
    course, packaging applications to distribute the runtime is often an issue,
    and, depending on how the Access 97 application was written, it's entirely
    possible that you'll run into problems with the References collection that
    you will be unable to resolve through the runtime)

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    <barbeita@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1130862213.722785.150530@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have an Access 97 application running on an old Windows ME machine
    > which I would like to move into a Windows XP environment.
    >
    > Are there any known issues relating to such a transfer?
    >
    > If I have Access 2003 installed on the XP machine, could potential
    > conflicts occur?
    >
    > If I do not have Access 2003 installed, will an Access 97 runtime run
    > smoothly on XP?
    >
    > Any help/suggestions is greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Thank you
    >
    > Nuno
    >
     

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