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  1. #1
    Setya Guest

    Downgraded Access ' 97 fails


    Hi all,

    I've just downgraded my Access from 2000 to 97. Now It won't open my table
    like it previously did before upgrading to Access 2000. Before installing
    Access 97 back I've uninstalled the Access 2000.

    Any suggestions ?


    Thanks


    Setya

  2. #2
    Tim Martin Guest

    Re: Downgraded Access ' 97 fails


    Setya-
    If your mdb file(s) had been opened by Access 2000, then Access 2000 has
    changed to format of the file on you. In Access 2000 (Tools / Database Utilities
    / Convert Database / To Prior Access Database Version), you should have saved
    the file in Access 97 format before you deinstalled Access 2000.
    Except for MS-Outlook, Office 97 and Office 2000 may both be installed on
    your machine at the same time. You have to have MS-Office 97 installed first
    and then add Office 2000. If I recall correctly, you must do a custom install.
    This way you can use folders other than the default for the installs.
    For example, put Office 97 in a folder like C:\Office 97 and then put Office
    2000 in a folder like C:\Office 2000.
    Don't forget you can only have either Outlook 97 or Outlook 2000.
    Tim
    "Setya" <jsetya@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >Hi all,
    >
    > I've just downgraded my Access from 2000 to 97. Now It won't open my

    table
    >like it previously did before upgrading to Access 2000. Before installing
    >Access 97 back I've uninstalled the Access 2000.
    >
    >Any suggestions ?
    >
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >
    >Setya



  3. #3
    Setya Guest

    Re: Downgraded Access ' 97 fails


    "Tim Martin" <tpmartin@NOSPAM_bigfoot.com> wrote:
    >
    >Setya-
    >If your mdb file(s) had been opened by Access 2000, then Access 2000 has
    >changed to format of the file on you. In Access 2000 (Tools / Database Utilities
    >/ Convert Database / To Prior Access Database Version), you should have

    saved
    >the file in Access 97 format before you deinstalled Access 2000.
    >Except for MS-Outlook, Office 97 and Office 2000 may both be installed on
    >your machine at the same time. You have to have MS-Office 97 installed first
    >and then add Office 2000. If I recall correctly, you must do a custom install.
    >This way you can use folders other than the default for the installs.
    >For example, put Office 97 in a folder like C:\Office 97 and then put Office
    >2000 in a folder like C:\Office 2000.
    >Don't forget you can only have either Outlook 97 or Outlook 2000.
    >Tim
    >"Setya" <jsetya@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>Hi all,
    >>
    >> I've just downgraded my Access from 2000 to 97. Now It won't open my

    >table
    >>like it previously did before upgrading to Access 2000. Before installing
    >>Access 97 back I've uninstalled the Access 2000.
    >>
    >>Any suggestions ?
    >>
    >>
    >>Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>Setya


    Tim,

    Sorry, I want to correct one thing here. The real problem is when I double
    clicked the Access 97 .exe file it didn't respond. Besides I haven't saved
    my .MDB files under Access 2000 yet.

    Can we really have both Access 97 and 2000 installed on the same PC ? I can
    not even imagine doing so.

    Setya

  4. #4
    Arthur Wood Guest

    Re: Downgraded Access ' 97 fails


    Setya,
    Yes, it is quite permissible to have both Access 97 AND Access 2000 on
    the same PC. I have both Office 97 AND Office 2000 Professional installed,
    and have no problems whatsoever, switching back and forth. We are a support
    organization, and our customer has not yet migrated up to Office 2000 (we
    hope they will in the near future). However, to gain some experience with
    Office 2000 before they do make the decision, I have installed both products
    - Office 97 in roder to support the existing applications, and Office 2000
    in roder to learn and use the new tools.


    It is just a matter of installing the two products in different directories,
    and when you install Office 2000, indicate that you wish to KEEP all of the
    Office 97 files (the Office 2000 installation will detect the existing Office
    97 installation, and ask if you wish to remove the existing files - DO NOT).

    Arthur Wood


    "Setya" <jsetya@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >"Tim Martin" <tpmartin@NOSPAM_bigfoot.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>Setya-
    >>If your mdb file(s) had been opened by Access 2000, then Access 2000 has
    >>changed to format of the file on you. In Access 2000 (Tools / Database

    Utilities
    >>/ Convert Database / To Prior Access Database Version), you should have

    >saved
    >>the file in Access 97 format before you deinstalled Access 2000.
    >>Except for MS-Outlook, Office 97 and Office 2000 may both be installed

    on
    >>your machine at the same time. You have to have MS-Office 97 installed

    first
    >>and then add Office 2000. If I recall correctly, you must do a custom install.
    >>This way you can use folders other than the default for the installs.
    >>For example, put Office 97 in a folder like C:\Office 97 and then put Office
    >>2000 in a folder like C:\Office 2000.
    >>Don't forget you can only have either Outlook 97 or Outlook 2000.
    >>Tim
    >>"Setya" <jsetya@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>Hi all,
    >>>
    >>> I've just downgraded my Access from 2000 to 97. Now It won't open my

    >>table
    >>>like it previously did before upgrading to Access 2000. Before installing
    >>>Access 97 back I've uninstalled the Access 2000.
    >>>
    >>>Any suggestions ?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Thanks
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Setya

    >
    >Tim,
    >
    >Sorry, I want to correct one thing here. The real problem is when I double
    >clicked the Access 97 .exe file it didn't respond. Besides I haven't saved
    >my .MDB files under Access 2000 yet.
    >
    >Can we really have both Access 97 and 2000 installed on the same PC ? I

    can
    >not even imagine doing so.
    >
    >Setya



  5. #5
    Tim Martin Guest

    Re: Downgraded Access ' 97 fails


    Setya-
    Yes, I have installed both Office 97 and Office 2000 on the same machine
    at least 2 times. Nothing too difficult about it but you will probably have
    to do a custom install in order to use folders like "Office 97" and "Office
    2000". Also, don't forget these two tips: 1)Install Office 97 first, and
    2)Install only one version of MS-Outlook (preferably Outlook 2000).

    I don't really understand what problem you still have. Perhaps, you should

    uninstall all your MS Office products, then install Office 97 and follow
    that by installing Office 2000. After all that, Access 2000 will be associated
    with your .mdb files. If you double-click on any .mdb file, Access 2000 tries
    to open it. So to start Access 97, use the Start menu or place a shortcut
    on your desktop.

    Tim

    >Tim,
    >
    >Sorry, I want to correct one thing here. The real problem is when I double
    >clicked the Access 97 .exe file it didn't respond. Besides I haven't saved
    >my .MDB files under Access 2000 yet.
    >
    >Can we really have both Access 97 and 2000 installed on the same PC ? I

    can
    >not even imagine doing so.
    >
    >Setya



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