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Old April 24th, 2007, 05:19 AM
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Default Multiple Version Installation Annoyance?

I have multiple versions of Access installed on my PC (97, 2000 and 2003) because the company I work for writes and deploys in all three of these versions.

Whenever I start Access 2000 or 2003, after having opened one of the other versions, I get an annoying delay where a dialog appears for "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003" or "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Professional 2000".

Does anyone know if there's a way to stop this from happening?

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Sean Anderson
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Old April 24th, 2007, 05:34 AM
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Sean,

Running multiple versions of Office can not only be annoying, but it can cause problems with VBA code (if ever used).

Do you really need three versions? Access 2000/2003 both provide backwards compatibility.

Other than that, if you really you could try virtualisation, but then of course you may run into OS licensing issues...
Of course, if its your home PC, then I guess most people would be none the wiser.. (cough cough).

Hope this offers some "food for thought".

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Rob,

Never experienced any problems with the VBA code, but in principal most of the coding is done in 97, then the application is converted to the other two versions, tested and made available for deployment.

Yep, we need all three as our applications go to clients who have any one of the three versions. We are hoping to phase out Access 97 in the coming months, but there's no guarantee of this.

Not sure what you mean by the virualisation?

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Sean,

"Virtualisation" is basically running another operating system within your own (host) operating system.
This is effecivly a 2PC in a PC".

Have a google on "microsoft virtual pc" and "vmware" and have a look.
VMWare is very powerful, but costs, whereas (strangely enough) MS VPC is free.

Any other questions, please ask.

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I'll have a look at that, but is seems like a bit of a chore.

Would have thought that it's quite likely that there's something I could have originally installed (from the available options) for Office that would have prevent this from happening at all.

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