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From: "David Hare-Scott" <sec...@nospam.com>
Subject: Re: A2003/WinXP to A2007/Win7 Conversion Problem.
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 12:15:00 +1100
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> My company is going to migrate from MSOffice2003/WinXP to
> MSOffice2010/Win7 over the next 6 months. My Security Department has
> an A2003 customized replication application (SIMS) which obviously
> will be affected by this upgrade. As a test on a MS Office 2010/Win7
> computer,I created a ï¿½Local Disk (C:)\SIMSï¿½ folder and copied the
> same 10 files as in our present A2003/WinXP setup into that folder.
> Thse 10 file names and types are:
> 1. Admin.ico
> 2. Employees 1-column.xls
> 3. Employees 2-column.xls
> 4. MSAccess.exe
> 5. SIMS shortcut
> 6. SIMS.mdb
> 7. SIMS_Backend.mdb
> 8. SIMS_Backend Backup.mdb
> 9. SIMS_Backup.mdb
> 10. SIMS Secured.mdw
> Since our users can only access the application thru a icon placed on
> their desktops, I ï¿½Sentï¿½ the 'test' SIMS Shortcut to the 'test'
> Desktop and clicked on it. I received the following message:
> ï¿½The operating system is not presently configured to run this
> The message doesnï¿½t offer any ï¿½Helpï¿½ or suggestions as to how to
> configure the Windows7 OS to run ï¿½this application" which I would
> have thought was MSAccess, meaning MSAccess is MSAccess. Windows7
> should be configured to run MSAccess 2003 regardless.
> Does anyone have any idea what that message means and any possible
> solutions to it?
> Thanks much for any assistance...Earl
Unless I totally misunderstand what you have done you have not actually
installed MS Access which is why you are getting the message. Just copying
MSAccess.exe is not an installation. What you need for your testing is a
machine with Windows 7 and Access 2010 installed correctly.