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I have a problem with two versions of MSACCESS.  

We have received a program from the federal government which we have to use on all of our machines.  Unfortunately the front end of this program was done in Access 2002 (or 2000).  It installs the Access 2000 or 02 runtime so when ever an Access database is opened it opens it in 2000 format.

Also, and even bigger problem is that when I do an OPEN WITH and the select the correct Access 2003.exe and associate with all .mdb (for our non-government databases).

Our databases then with Access 2003 however when we open the governments program it installs the Access 2002/02 runtime.  So it takes a while to open that program because it installs the runtime again.  

Worse yet then it re-associates all of our databases with Access 2002.  So when we open them as Access 2003 it has to re-install the 2003 runtime.

So it goes back and forth.  Open Govt database installs 2002, open our database installs 2003....  

How can I break this loop and have each one open with there respective versions of Access.  I suspect it has to do with having the same extension on each database irrespective of the runtime.

Thanks,
JOe K.
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Are they installed in different folders? For MS Access 2000 install it in C:\AC2K , 2002 - C:\AC2K2 , 2003 C:\AC2K3
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This may be the issue:

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sagekey Software\StartAccess_2002.exe" -wait=0 /runtime  /profile "Weatherization Assistant"  /wrkgrp "C:\Program Files\Weatherization Assistant 8-3\system.mdw" "C:\Program Files\Weatherization Assistant 8-3\wa.mde"


This is in the shortcut.

I need to find out what these command line switches are used for.
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