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Cannot install Business Contact Manager 2003 on Windows 7 64 bit Laptop

I was able to install Office 2003 Small Business Edition on a Windows 7 64bit Laptop. But when I tried installing BCM, a dialog box pops up saying that it is not compatible with WIndows 7.

How can I install BCM 2003 on a Windows 7 64bit Laptop ?
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mattibuttCommented:
right click on the setup.exe file and in compatibility select run this program in windows xp compatibility mode
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mattibuttCommented:
i meant right click on the setup.exe file then click on properties then do wat i said in previous post
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S TAuthor Commented:
Hi mattibutt,

I ran it in XP SP3 compatibility mode but the install did not complete. It hangs. I waited at least 10 minutes for install to complete.

I am restarting the Laptop right now and will try again in XP SP2 compatibility mode.

any suggestions ?

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mattibuttCommented:
if your laptop is 64 bits then sometime you can not use 32 bits application on that check this factor as well whether software is compatiable with 32 bits
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S TAuthor Commented:
mattibutt,

i also ran the compatibility wizard, and it suggested to install it in XP SP2 compatibility mode which i did but it is now hung....
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S TAuthor Commented:
i read the link you sent yesterday and already installed the latest Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3
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mattibuttCommented:
did u restart your computer after that installation
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S TAuthor Commented:
yes, i did restart. if you read the link u sent, there is no definite answer.
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S TAuthor Commented:
Hi mattibutt

I got BCM 2003 installed on a Windows 7 64 bit Laptop.

I am going to award you the points - I think installing in Compatibility Mode helped.

Here is what I did:

I installed Microsoft Office 2003 SBE BCM - Business Contact Manager Update CD in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode - This installed even though Incompatability error popped up
Rebooted Laptop

I then installed Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3 in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode and typed in manually an instance MSSMLBIZ
Rebooted Laptop

I then installed "Service Pack 4 for Outkook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and Small Business Accounting" in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode
Rebooted Laptop

I then opened Outlook 2003 and BCM 2003 wizard opened. I then imported the BCM data successfully.
 
This worked.

Reference:
Troubleshoot database operations in Business Contact Manager
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP011134941033.aspx
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mattibuttCommented:
i am glad you manage to install BCM i actually wanted to say it but i forgot , i wanted ti know what version of outlook you have but you done it good luck
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