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Running a 32 bit database on a 64 bit machine

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I have a database I originally created on a 32 bit machine, which needs the front end updating, but my computer is 64 bit, and so therefore none of the code runs. However, I don't want to convert the database to 64 bit if I can help it, as all the machines it will be running on are 32 bit, I just need to edit it. All are running Access 2010, and windows 7.

Is there any way of editing it on my computer? Or will converting it to a 64 bit database still allow it to work on the 32 bit machines?
Feb 26 '13
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zmbd
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Yes, you can usually take 32bit projects to a 64bit and recompile; however, as I said earlier and also within the links I posted, once the project is taken the 64bit version, it will not run on a 32bit install.
Feb 28 '13 #11
praxis1949
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Brief experience: moving from 32 (Access 2007) to 64 Access 2016 NOT seamless. We experimented, and eventually took user group advice to stay at 32 bit 2016 . If Microsoft wanted us to upgrade to 64 bit Office 2016 they would have had 64 bit as the default on installation!
Mar 26 '18 #12
TheSmileyCoder
2,322 Recognized Expert Moderator Top Contributor
64 bit is going to be the recommendation going forward, and probably will also be the default choice soon.
Mar 26 '18 #13
NeoPa
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That doesn't necessarily mean any migration will be straightforward though. Not even that it will always be possible.
Mar 26 '18 #14

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