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Access 2007 using 2003 runtime - Runs wrong application mde version

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I am having an issue maybe someone can help with. I have written an application with Access 2003 on my XP pc. I then package it and install it on my VISTA Access 2007 PC. When I do this the wrong version of the application is run. Meaning, the form changes that I just made are not there, they are from the previous version. I know it is the correct application because I can install it on another XP PC with no problem, and the FIRST time on a VISTA 2007 PC. The problem is when I do an upgrade.

When I run from the descktop icon I do get the message that Access 2003 runtime is being loaded. But wrong version. This is the path in the icon:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE" "C:\Program Files\MyApplication.mde" /runtime

If I change to OFFICE12, the correct version of the application is executed, but in 2007.

I package the BE with the 2003 runtime, but not the FE.

Is there something not getting updated when I reinstall? I have uninstalled and reinstalled. I have deleted eveyting I can find on the harddrive with a name like MyApplication.

Thank you,
Jan 21 '09 #1
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Switching between 2 versions involves registry changes at run-time. In order to make it completely safe to run 2003 and 2007 applications together on the same machine, microsoft provides a download for a Virtual machine. See this link for details:

Is it safe to run Access 2003 and 2007 at the same time? - Stack Overflow

Virtual PC 2007
Download details: Virtual PC 2007

Virtual PC 2007 SP1
Download details: VPC 2007 SP1
Jan 22 '09 #2

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