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Access v2 and Xp

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Joe Dunn, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. Joe Dunn

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    Can anybody categorically confirm that Access 2 will run with Window XP?

    I would not wish to do this but I need to confirm whether it is possible -
    if it is NOT I can tell the user to cxonvert the database to Access 200 (or
    later)
    --
    Joe Dunn
    SCC Support Analyst
     
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  3. Douglas J Steele

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    It would actually depend on what the application's doing. If you've got API
    calls, for example, you'd need to test them.

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


    "Joe Dunn" <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > Can anybody categorically confirm that Access 2 will run with Window XP?
    >
    > I would not wish to do this but I need to confirm whether it is possible -
    > if it is NOT I can tell the user to cxonvert the database to Access 200

    (or
    > later)
    > --
    > Joe Dunn
    > SCC Support Analyst
     
  4. Allen Browne

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    The other issue is the amount of RAM in the computer:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/161255/en-us

    --
    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "Douglas J Steele" <NOSPAM_djsteele@NOSPAM_canada.com> wrote in message
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    > It would actually depend on what the application's doing. If you've got
    > API
    > calls, for example, you'd need to test them.
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no e-mails, please!)
    >
    >
    > "Joe Dunn" <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F87117FB-8CF2-43FA-B86A-A24CA805F700@microsoft.com...
    >> Can anybody categorically confirm that Access 2 will run with Window XP?
    >>
    >> I would not wish to do this but I need to confirm whether it is
    >> possible -
    >> if it is NOT I can tell the user to cxonvert the database to Access 200

    > (or
    >> later)
    >> --
    >> Joe Dunn
    >> SCC Support Analyst

    >
    >
     
  5. Matthias Klaey

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    Joe Dunn <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Can anybody categorically confirm that Access 2 will run with Window XP?
    >
    >I would not wish to do this but I need to confirm whether it is possible -
    >if it is NOT I can tell the user to cxonvert the database to Access 200 (or
    >later)


    Yes, it does run on my Windows XP Professional Machine. *However* IIRC
    I had to download a new version from MSDN (I am a subscriber) after
    installing Windows XP SP2. So if you only have the original install
    disketes, you may have troubles to get it to work. I don't know if
    this "new" version is available only for MSDN subscribers, or if you
    can ge it someplace else. You will have to ask Microsoft.

    HTH
    Matthias Kläy
    --
    www.kcc.ch
     
  6. John Vinson

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    On Thu, 8 Jun 2006 08:07:01 -0700, Joe Dunn
    <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Can anybody categorically confirm that Access 2 will run with Window XP?


    <opening it once again just to see if anything changed this past week>

    Yes.

    >I would not wish to do this but I need to confirm whether it is possible -
    >if it is NOT I can tell the user to cxonvert the database to Access 200 (or
    >later)


    I'd suggest skipping 2000 (not to mention Access 200 <g>) and going
    directly to 2002 or 2003. Depending on the nature of the 2.0
    application it may be a fair bit of work to upgrade - if it had a lot
    of Access Basic 16-bit code, there were a lot of changes going to
    Access95 that would need to be made.

    However, if it's just tables, queries, and simple forms and reports,
    it should upgrade pretty easily.

    John W. Vinson[MVP]
     
  7. david epsom dot com dot au

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    Access 2.0 continues to work on my XP Pro computer.

    The 1GB memory problem was only a problem with Jet
    3 and Jet 3.5 - Not Jet 2.5

    As far as I remember, I applied the relevant service
    pack after I installed Access 2.0, but I already had
    that: I did not need to download anything new from MS.

    (david)



    "Joe Dunn" <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F87117FB-8CF2-43FA-B86A-A24CA805F700@microsoft.com...
    > Can anybody categorically confirm that Access 2 will run with Window XP?
    >
    > I would not wish to do this but I need to confirm whether it is possible -
    > if it is NOT I can tell the user to cxonvert the database to Access 200
    > (or
    > later)
    > --
    > Joe Dunn
    > SCC Support Analyst
     
  8. Arno R

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    "Joe Dunn" <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht news:F87117FB-8CF2-43FA-B86A-A24CA805F700@microsoft.com...
    > Can anybody categorically confirm that Access 2 will run with Window XP?


    No problem.
    I still have plenty A2.0 apps running (runtime version and also full version of Access).
    Clients are (or have been) upgrading to Win XP or other OS.
    Also Windows ME, or Win2000 or Windows NT, No major problems

    IME A2.0 runs on all the known Windows operating systems.
    I only encountered printing issues sometimes. (in Windows NT environments).

    With Access 2.0 you DO need SP2 (Jet 2.5 that is)

    Arno R
     
  9. Joe Dunn

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    Thansk to all who replied - I will have no problem converting to Access 2000
    or later. The issue I wanted a response on is whether Access 2 WILL run on XP
    and I now have confirmation that it will (but also need to take some actions
    - SP2, etc - to ensure that this happens).

    I think that the users who wish to continue doing this are mad but in
    support my wishes do not always carry the day. The users will be urged to
    conver from Access 2 but at least I can get the app running on XP now
    following a failure on an old PC.
    --
    Joe Dunn
    SCC Support Analyst


    "Arno R" wrote:

    >
    > "Joe Dunn" <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht news:F87117FB-8CF2-43FA-B86A-A24CA805F700@microsoft.com...
    > > Can anybody categorically confirm that Access 2 will run with Window XP?

    >
    > No problem.
    > I still have plenty A2.0 apps running (runtime version and also full version of Access).
    > Clients are (or have been) upgrading to Win XP or other OS.
    > Also Windows ME, or Win2000 or Windows NT, No major problems
    >
    > IME A2.0 runs on all the known Windows operating systems.
    > I only encountered printing issues sometimes. (in Windows NT environments).
    >
    > With Access 2.0 you DO need SP2 (Jet 2.5 that is)
    >
    > Arno R
    >
     
  10. John Vinson

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    On Fri, 9 Jun 2006 00:43:02 -0700, Joe Dunn
    <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I think that the users who wish to continue doing this are mad


    "New is Evil. Familiar is Good."

    Sigh...

    John W. Vinson[MVP]
     
  11. Guest

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    There is not a lot to choose between most versions of Access.

    In terms of suability of an existing application, nothing at all.

    In terms of software support, almost nothing. Any competent
    developer should be able to look at an Access 2.0 application
    and make any required changes.

    It's certainly not like the difference between Word 97 and Word
    2003. Word 2003 is bigger and slower to load, but more stable,
    less likely to corrupt larger documents, and has a few insignificant
    features that many users use and miss if they try to use Word 97.

    In contrast, Access 2003 is bigger and slower to load, but less
    stable, more likely to corrupt data, and misses a few insignificant
    features that many users use and miss if they try to upgrade from
    Access 2.0.

    And Access 95 and Access 2000 were buggy and came with
    code corruption issues.

    So your users reluctance to change, while not particularly well
    founded, is certainly understandable.

    (david)

    "Joe Dunn" <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A3004227-578E-4F6F-8202-46DA8087684A@microsoft.com...
    > Thansk to all who replied - I will have no problem converting to Access

    2000
    > or later. The issue I wanted a response on is whether Access 2 WILL run on

    XP
    > and I now have confirmation that it will (but also need to take some

    actions
    > - SP2, etc - to ensure that this happens).
    >
    > I think that the users who wish to continue doing this are mad but in
    > support my wishes do not always carry the day. The users will be urged to
    > conver from Access 2 but at least I can get the app running on XP now
    > following a failure on an old PC.
    > --
    > Joe Dunn
    > SCC Support Analyst
    >
    >
    > "Arno R" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > "Joe Dunn" <JoeDunn@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht

    news:F87117FB-8CF2-43FA-B86A-A24CA805F700@microsoft.com...
    > > > Can anybody categorically confirm that Access 2 will run with Window

    XP?
    > >
    > > No problem.
    > > I still have plenty A2.0 apps running (runtime version and also full

    version of Access).
    > > Clients are (or have been) upgrading to Win XP or other OS.
    > > Also Windows ME, or Win2000 or Windows NT, No major problems
    > >
    > > IME A2.0 runs on all the known Windows operating systems.
    > > I only encountered printing issues sometimes. (in Windows NT

    environments).
    > >
    > > With Access 2.0 you DO need SP2 (Jet 2.5 that is)
    > >
    > > Arno R
    > >
     

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