How do you switch between different versions of Access without the annoying "Preparing to Install" message
Posted on 2009-05-04
This is an age-old problem but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I have a client with Access 2000 installed. I want t o deploy my Access 2007 application onto the same machine. So, I install the Access runtime and put my application on. However, when I double click on an mdb file I get a message saying "Preparing to install" and then it seems to go and spend a few minutes installing stuff before opening the mdb file. If I now double click on the accdb Access 2007 appplication, I get the same message and it seems to do a bunch of installations before my 2007 application runs
Is there a registry hack or something that prevents this from being displayed each time. Surely as the file extensions are even different between Access 2000 and 2007 there must be away of just running the correct version of access depending on the extension?