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How to obtain New version of Access

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Can anyone provide an invite or information on how I can obtain a trial
version of the newest MS Access software?

Bob
Sep 21 '06 #1
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Hi, Bob:
You can download the 2007 beta version from the Microsoft website. Don't do
it on a machine you are actually using a current or older version of access
on, however as the 2007 beta will upgrade your current installation, possibly
with undesirable results. If it does this, I don't think you can get rid of
it short of completely uninstalling Office 2007 and reinstaling whatever
version you are currently using. It wasn't a problem for me because I use
OpenOffice on my personal machine. Actually, I was going to go get you a
URL for it, but now I can't find the thing. It should be there under
'downloads' someplace, though.

Sorry if this wasn't as helpful as it might have been.
Mike

Bob Alston wrote:
>Can anyone provide an invite or information on how I can obtain a trial
version of the newest MS Access software?

Bob
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Sep 21 '06 #2

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"Mikal via AccessMonster.com" <u16180@uwewrote in
news:66a48283885f9@uwe:
Hi, Bob:
You can download the 2007 beta version from the Microsoft website.
Don't do it on a machine you are actually using a current or older
version of access on, however as the 2007 beta will upgrade your
current installation, possibly with undesirable results. If it does
this, I don't think you can get rid of it short of completely
uninstalling Office 2007 and reinstaling whatever version you are
currently using.
I have both 2007 and 2003 installed.
2007 beta is a free download from MS.

2007 breaks Outlook 2003 but the fix is simple. (Rename the MSMapi32.dll
file to MSMapi32.old in the System32 folder; MS says rename the Mapi32.dll
file; sigh!) All else seems ok.

(OT: it's IE 7 Beta which has burned me. It seems that lots of MS help
files and SDK documentation require IE 6 [that version only] to work. It's
a while ago but I seem to recall that getting rid of IE 7 was not fun.)

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Lyle Fairfield
Sep 21 '06 #3

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On Thu, 21 Sep 2006 23:03:59 GMT, Lyle Fairfield
<ly***********@aim.comwrote:
>"Mikal via AccessMonster.com" <u16180@uwewrote in
news:66a48283885f9@uwe:
>Hi, Bob:
You can download the 2007 beta version from the Microsoft website.
Don't do it on a machine you are actually using a current or older
version of access on, however as the 2007 beta will upgrade your
current installation, possibly with undesirable results. If it does
this, I don't think you can get rid of it short of completely
uninstalling Office 2007 and reinstaling whatever version you are
currently using.

I have both 2007 and 2003 installed.
2007 beta is a free download from MS.

2007 breaks Outlook 2003 but the fix is simple. (Rename the MSMapi32.dll
file to MSMapi32.old in the System32 folder; MS says rename the Mapi32.dll
file; sigh!) All else seems ok.

(OT: it's IE 7 Beta which has burned me. It seems that lots of MS help
files and SDK documentation require IE 6 [that version only] to work. It's
a while ago but I seem to recall that getting rid of IE 7 was not fun.)
Lyle,

I've recently taken to using a virtual machine in the now-free VMWARE
player for such evaluations. It lets me try out "potentially harmful"
software without risking my general use system. I highly recommend
it.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Randy Harris
tech at promail dot com
Sep 22 '06 #4

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http://www.torrentspy.com for all your Microsoft needs.

Bob Alston wrote:
Can anyone provide an invite or information on how I can obtain a trial
version of the newest MS Access software?

Bob
Sep 22 '06 #5

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Lyle Fairfield wrote:
>Hi, Bob:
You can download the 2007 beta version from the Microsoft website.
[quoted text clipped - 4 lines]
>uninstalling Office 2007 and reinstaling whatever version you are
currently using.

I have both 2007 and 2003 installed.
That's interesting. I could have sworn that when my daughter's fiancee
downloaded the beta it ate his Office 2003. Anyhow, I really liked Randy's
tip about VMWARE and will probably go get it tonight.

MIke

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Sep 22 '06 #6

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