Can Access 2003 and 2007 coexist in peace on the same machine?

I would like to have both Access 2003 and 2007 installled on the same PC under Vista Business for development and test.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:

Yeah i think so , its possible.. During the time of installation don't upgrade it ..just try to do installed manually under different folder.

If you want me to then i can first try on my machine then i will let you know.

DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Be sure to install A2007 (or O2007) in a completely separate folder.

You will have the standard annoyance of "Please wait while Windows configures Office 200X" message when switching back and forth between versions.  See this link for details - which unfortunately doesn'tfix Access, only Excel and Word:

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
"Yeah i think so , its possible.."

It IS possible.  I've done it, as well as several experts here on EE and several of my database colleagues.  The main issue (really a annoyance) is the 'configuring' message.


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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
I have both 2007 and 2003 on my laptop, which runs Vista Premium. As mx said, just make sure to not accept the basic install, and instead install to a different folder.
mrandersAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone!
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