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Accessing access databases with visual studio 2010 using C#?

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Accessing access databases with visual studio 2010 using C#?

sundown88
Hi all

I'm doing a programming course at university using visual studio, using c# as the language.

I've run in to a annoying issue which is that I cannot access database files through C#, which is resolved by installing the correct version of jet engine in my case that's the 64 bit version.
unfortunately this will not work as i have a mixed collection of MS office programs most being 32 bit and this seems to conflict with the installation.

the error message when I try to install tells me to uninstall the 32 bit MS office programs and then install the database engine.

I'm wondering if there is a way around this without tearing out all my office programs?

or

could I uninstall them then install the jet engine then install the office programs again?

this is on a win 7 64 bit system if that helps at all.

thank you in advance for any advice you can provide.