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MS Access '97 and MS-Office XP-SBE, would it work?

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Hello,

I apologize if this been asked earlier many times; I use MS-Office XP Small
Business Edition, which doesn't include MS-Access - but I own the older
Office '97 Pro (not installed) though as well, which includes Access
database.

Can I add this older version of database to my setup, or there will be
problems, because maybe versions incompatibility or something like that? I
really don't want to "try it" in order to find out, because my box
(Win2kPro-SP4) is working 100% error free, and I want to keep it that way. I
know that incompatible software can cause really big headaches which are
sometimes hard to troubleshoot - in this case I'd rather pay an extra and
buy the fully compatible MS-Access XP or whatever version I'd need for
smooth integration, or I could setup another PC with Office97 as well and
run the database stuff there - whatever makes sense.

Thanks for advice!
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #1
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"davidl" <no****@nospam.com> wrote in message
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Hello,

I apologize if this been asked earlier many times; I use MS-Office XP Small
Business Edition, which doesn't include MS-Access - but I own the older
Office '97 Pro (not installed) though as well, which includes Access
database.

Can I add this older version of database to my setup, or there will be
problems, because maybe versions incompatibility or something like that? I
really don't want to "try it" in order to find out, because my box
(Win2kPro-SP4) is working 100% error free, and I want to keep it that way. I
know that incompatible software can cause really big headaches which are
sometimes hard to troubleshoot - in this case I'd rather pay an extra and
buy the fully compatible MS-Access XP or whatever version I'd need for
smooth integration, or I could setup another PC with Office97 as well and
run the database stuff there - whatever makes sense.


While installing "in order" is often recommended we have seen reports in these
forums of users who have installed "out of order" and still had success. All
you can do is try it I guess.

BTW, SBE actually does come with the Access Runtime and is used in some of the
SBE features. This might be the reason that you "could" have problems. If you
check your Office folder you should find the Access 2000 executable file
(MSAccess.exe).
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Nov 12 '05 #2

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"davidl" <no****@nospam.com> wrote in message
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Hello,

I apologize if this been asked earlier many times; I use MS-Office XP Small Business Edition, which doesn't include MS-Access - but I own the older
Office '97 Pro (not installed) though as well, which includes Access
database.

Can I add this older version of database to my setup, or there will be
problems, because maybe versions incompatibility or something like that? I really don't want to "try it" in order to find out, because my box
(Win2kPro-SP4) is working 100% error free, and I want to keep it that way. I know that incompatible software can cause really big headaches which are
sometimes hard to troubleshoot - in this case I'd rather pay an extra and buy the fully compatible MS-Access XP or whatever version I'd need for
smooth integration, or I could setup another PC with Office97 as well and run the database stuff there - whatever makes sense.
While installing "in order" is often recommended we have seen reports in

these forums of users who have installed "out of order" and still had success. All you can do is try it I guess.

BTW, SBE actually does come with the Access Runtime and is used in some of the SBE features. This might be the reason that you "could" have problems. If you check your Office folder you should find the Access 2000 executable file
(MSAccess.exe).
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to this message. Send instead to...
RBrandt at Hunter dot com


Thanks for fast response, Rick!

Looks like I would have to really try it then; and yes, you're right, I
checked my office folder, and the msaccess.exe is present. My case is the
out of order installation then - maybe I will try to set it up on another
(test PC) first and see how it would behave. I can setup similar box with
Win2k and think that because OfficeXP SBE activation restrictions, EULA
restrictions and such, I'd better test it on the non-networked, offline
computer; I have XP SBE SP2 on CD-ROM, so I don't need to patch over the net
neither - if this "out of order" installation wouldn't result in any crashes
or errors, I could proceed the installation on my main PC...

Thanks again.
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #3

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