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MS Access 97 is not working

By lathe ·
My operating system is Windows ME and I have Office 97 and Office 2000 on my system
the problem is Access 97 is not working
it is giving me an error like you don't have a licennce on this machine to work in MS Access but I can work on Access2000
You may think then why are you going to use Access 97, one of our old access program will not work on the new version.

Hope some will help me, thanks in advance.


Lathe

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by DKlippert In reply to MS Access 97 is not worki ...

This is a known problem Microsoft has a step by step procedure to fix it. In the address box of Internet Explorer type the following to bring up the article:

MSKB Q241141

You'll find the license mentioned about half way down the page.
Good luck

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by DKlippert In reply to MS Access 97 is not worki ...

There are directions to a license "fix" patch, but there is also a manual correction detailed that will work if the patch fails.

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by lathe In reply to MS Access 97 is not worki ...

Thanks

It helped me.

Latheef

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by estebandelatorre In reply to MS Access 97 is not worki ...

I agree with answer 1
When instaling access 2000, access 97 won't work. I also tried the licence patch, but I can make it work, so without loosing time I just setup a new machine with access 97 for the transition.

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by steve8587 In reply to MS Access 97 is not worki ...

I have seen this before, and man was it trouble. We had Office 2k installed and needed Office97 to teach an Access 97 class. We found you cannot go backwards! If you must have both 97 and 2000 then try installing them on two separate machines. If this is not a possibility (must have both on the same machine) then try convincing that person that a second PC would be a lot easier.

If you still must have both on the same machine, I would remove both Office 97 and Office 2000 Access and all from the machine and then make sure you have at least two partitions on your hard drive. Then install 2000 on the C drive and 97 on the D drive. Before installing 97 on the D drive, make sure that the 2000 works on the C drive (is should). Sometimes the registry does not get all of the junk cleaned and the problem will remain. Go ahead and install 97 on the D drive.

If you get the same error with only 97 on the D drive, you have nasty registry problems. Then a registry fixer (careful,this can be dangerous) or a complete Format and reinstall of WinME will be needed. Although, removing and reinstalling both 97 and 2000 on separate partitions should fix it.

Another labor intensive but guaranteed way of doing it (but is not really necessary) is to create 2 partitions as above and do a dual boot. If you have a need for two operating systems but only one box, this could be a double fix. (i.e. run WinME and Win2000 Professional on the same box. I do this and it works great. (read up on it first)

Out of curiosity, why will the db not work in 2000? What type of errors are you experiencing when you convert it.

Good Luck

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