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Can you run Access 2.0 under Windows XP?

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An organisation has an Access 2.0 database that they're perfectly happy with. However, it's running on a fairly old computer, and they're thinking of buying a new one, which will presumably come with some flavour of Windows XP installed. My question is simply whether Access 2.0 will run under Windows XP, and if not, what alternative solutions are there?

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I would not even try.  Access 2.0 was built for the older, 16-bit Windows operating systems, whereas Access '95 onward was built for 32-bit Windows operating systems.  If there's a lot of code in the app, this makes a huge difference.

You can always try to install Access 2.0 on Windows XP, run the app, and see what happens.  Make sure you pray to whatever gods you believe in first.

My recommendation is to have someone upgrade your 2.0 app to XP, test it to make sure it works as designed, then deploy it as an Access XP app.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks, Jim. That's kind of what I suspected - I was really after some independent confirmation. I was hoping someone out there might have actually tried running Access 2.0 under XP, but if anyone has, it looks like they're keeping quiet about it!

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I doubt if you're going to find any.  There were lots of upgrade projects for Windows 3.1/Access 2.0 to Windows '95/Access '97 back in 1998-2000, so there's probably not very many 2.0 apps out there.   -Jim
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There could be one more work around. Which is you install your application on microsoft virtual machine or as well  you can you sun microsystem's virtual pc ( by the way they are free apps) and use the compatibilty settings in the system by installing system additions that come with the software. I guess i have someone with this problem. I tried it and it works ok
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